Robin Ventura

Baseball Player and Manager
Born Jul 14, 1967

Robin Mark Ventura is the current manager of the Chicago White Sox. He is a former professional baseball player, a third baseman who played for four major league teams, most notably for the White Sox through the 1990s.

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1967 Birth Born to parents John and Darlene Ventura on July 14, 1967 in Santa Maria, California, Ventura is of Italian and Portuguese descent. … Read More


1986 18 Years Old He led the nation in runs (107), RBI (96) and total bases (204) in 69 games as a freshman in 1986.
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In 1987, he had a NCAA-record 58-game hitting streak, breaking the previous record of 47; he also led Division I in RBIs two years in a row. … Read More


…  The White Sox selected Ventura with the tenth overall pick in the 1988 amateur draft from Oklahoma State University (OSU). … Read More
1990 22 Years Old He was named to the 1990 Topps All-Star Rookie Roster and earned the starting third base role with the White Sox the next spring. … Read More
1993 25 Years Old On August 4, 1993, during a game against the Texas Rangers, Ventura was hit by a pitch thrown by Nolan Ryan. … Read More
1994 26 Years Old When play resumed in following the 1994 strike, Ventura had ten errors in the first ten games. … Read More
1997 29 Years Old Ventura's 1997 ankle injury—a compound fracture and dislocation—also affected his leg muscles, which began to atrophy following the accident. … Read More


1999 31 Years Old In Game 5 of the 1999 National League Championship Series, Ventura hit the "Grand Slam Single" that won the game but did not actually become a home run because he was unable to complete the circuit around the base paths. … Read More
2005 37 Years Old On November 18, 2005, Ventura underwent an ankle allograft. … Read More


2008 40 Years Old Ventura returned to Shea Stadium for the final game on September 28, 2008 for the closing ceremonies, with ex-teammates Edgardo Alfonzo, John Franco, Todd Zeile, and Mike Piazza.
2011 43 Years Old Robin Ventura was named the 39th manager for the Chicago White Sox on October 6, 2011, succeeding interim manager Don Cooper (who succeeded Ozzie Guillén for two games). … Read More
2012 44 Years Old Ventura's first ejection as a manager came on May 30, 2012, when he was thrown out by umpire Mark Wegner while protesting Wegner's ejection of White Sox pitcher José Quintana. … Read More
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