John Boles, Jr. (born August 19, 1948, in Chicago, Illinois) is a former manager in Major League Baseball. In addition to twice managing the Florida Marlins, he was also an executive with the Kansas City Royals, Montreal Expos and Los Angeles Dodgers, as well as a Minor League manager in the Chicago White Sox organization. He is currently an executive in the Seattle Mariners organization.
In 1981, John Boles got his first managerial job with the White Sox's Rookie League affiliate. By 1986, Boles rose up the ranks in his managerial career to AAA. Having grown up as a White Sox fan, Boles wanted the chance to coach or manage his hometown team. In 1986, Jim Leyland was hired by the Pittsburgh Pirates to manage the team; Leyland had previously been the third base coach for the White Sox, and then-manager Tony La Russa wanted the front office to hire Boles as the new third base coach. But Ken Harrelson, then-Director of Baseball Operations, hired Doug Rader instead. Disappointed, Boles left the organization to become Director of Player Development for the Royals, under then-General Manager John Schuerholz. In 1989, he accepted an executive position with the Expos under then-General...
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