Robin Ventura

American baseball player and manager Robin Ventura

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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Birthday
14 July 1967
home town
Santa Maria

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White Sox express sadness over Robin Ventura's departure, hope for future
Chicago Times - over 1 year
As the White Sox clubhouse emptied of players and their belongings Sunday evening, some players who lingered expressed both sadness at the Robin Ventura era coming to an end and hope the team will be better when they return next year under new leadership. Ventura said he understood the team needed...
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Reports: Manager Robin Ventura not expected to return to White Sox
ABC News - over 1 year
The? Chicago White Sox?are not expected to retain Robin Ventura as manager and will replace him with bench coach Rick Renteria, according to multiple reports. The Chicago Sun-Times?was first to report news of the White Sox's intended move. Ventura is completing the final year of a deal that began before the start of the 2012 season. In an odd scene after Chicago's 6-0 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night, general manager Rick Hahn declined interview requests, and White Sox players claimed they hadn't heard about the report or Ventura's status. "We've been over this," Ventura said after the game. "I'll talk at the end of the year." Hahn relayed a message through a team spokesman that he would answer questions at a news conference Monday scheduled by the team. "You guys are telling me something I haven't even heard about," third baseman Todd Frazier said, adding that "I love Robin. I love...
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White Sox will retain Robin Ventura if he wants to return: report
Chicago Times - over 1 year
Robin Ventura has managed the White Sox to five straight seasons without the playoffs, but the team reportedly will retain him beyond this season if he wants to return. Ventura’s contract expires after this season, and many viewed him on the hot seat, as he has compiled a 373-432 record since being...
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White Sox praise Cubs but aren't necessarily pulling for them
Chicago Times - over 1 year
Jose Abreu and Robin Ventura stopped short of saying they will root, root, root for the Cubbies to win the franchise's first World Series title since 1908. But the two White Sox said they wish their neighbors to the north well when they begin their quest to be the best in baseball Oct. 7 in the...
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Robin Ventura has vivid memories of 9/11 aftermath in New York
Chicago Times - over 1 year
Fifteen years later, bagpipes still make Robin Ventura choke up. A member of the Mets when two planes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2001, the White Sox manager has vivid memories of the aftermath of the tragedy that changed America 15 years ago Sunday. Shea Stadium,...
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As contract nears end, Robin Ventura says he remains invested in White Sox
Chicago Times - over 1 year
As the White Sox head into the final month and a half of the season, speculation is sure to increase about the future of manager Robin Ventura, who is in the final year of his contract. Ventura, who owns a 353-412 record over nearly five years as manager, said Sunday he would expect a decision...
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Chris Sale returns to White Sox after suspension - ESPN
Google News - over 1 year
ESPN Chris Sale returns to White Sox after suspension ESPN CHICAGO -- When White Sox ace Chris Sale returns to his team Thursday to face the crosstown Cubs at Wrigley Field, he'll find a clubhouse a little happier than the one he left. Sale hasn't been allowed around his teammates during his five-day ... Here's what manager Robin Ventura expects in Chris Sale's return ThursdayFOXSports.com Chris Sale returns from suspension, teammates welcome him back 'with open arms'Washington Times White Sox's Chris Sale not crazy, just competitiveUSA TODAY CBSSports.com -The Cheat Sheet -Today's Knuckleball (blog) -MLB.com all 172 news articles »
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Pujols' two-run homers power Angels past White Sox, 8-1, for sweep
LATimes - over 1 year
Chicago White Sox Manager Robin Ventura watched Jered Weaver with a unique mix of amazement, bewilderment, and resentment Sunday afternoon at Angel Stadium. “You sit there,” Ventura said, “and you marvel at the fact that it’s not going very hard.” Sunday was the second time Ventura has scrutinized...
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Robin Ventura sees no issue with Chris Sale starting All-Star Game
Chicago Times - over 1 year
Robin Ventura is sold on Chris Sale possibly starting the All-Star Game on July 12 in San Diego. Or pitching in it, for that matter. With Sale (14-2) scheduled to start Friday against the Braves, the White Sox manager said Monday he doesn't see any potential conflicts should American League manager...
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Rick Hahn won't publicly second-guess Robin Ventura's in-game decisions
Chicago Times - over 1 year
White Sox manager Robin Ventura has been the target of criticism for his in-game management during a seven-game losing streak that cost the Sox first place in the American League Central. But general manager Rick Hahn said Tuesday that he will not publicly second guess Ventura’s in-game decision...
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White Sox opener at Kansas City postponed due to rain
Chicago Times - over 1 year
Thursday's opener of the White Sox-Royals series was postponed due to rain and high winds. Sox manager Robin Ventura saw it coming. "It doesn't look that good when you get some notices on your phone,"  Ventura said, referring to the emergency flash flood warnings that popped up. "We'll see." The...
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Rick Hahn: Robin Ventura deserves 'world of credit' for White Sox start
Chicago Times - almost 2 years
White Sox general manager Rick Hahn let out a long laugh when asked Tuesday how nice it was that there weren't so many questions about manager Robin Ventura's status this year. Ventura entered the season with one year left on his contract, and after three straight losing seasons at the Sox helm,...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Robin Ventura
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 44
    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.
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  • 2011
    Age 43
    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).
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  • 2008
    Age 40
    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.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2005
    Age 37
    On November 18, 2005, Ventura underwent an ankle allograft.
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  • 1999
    Age 31
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    Age 29
    Ventura's 1997 ankle injury—a compound fracture and dislocation—also affected his leg muscles, which began to atrophy following the accident.
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  • 1994
    Age 26
    When play resumed in following the 1994 strike, Ventura had ten errors in the first ten games.
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  • 1993
    Age 25
    On August 4, 1993, during a game against the Texas Rangers, Ventura was hit by a pitch thrown by Nolan Ryan.
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  • 1990
    Age 22
    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.
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  • 1988
    Age 20
    After being picked tenth in the 1988 Major League Baseball draft by the White Sox, Ventura spent much of at AA Birmingham before joining the Sox that September.
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    In 1988 he earned a spot on the gold medal-winning Olympic baseball team, batting .409 during the tournament.
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    The White Sox selected Ventura with the tenth overall pick in the 1988 amateur draft from Oklahoma State University (OSU).
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1987
    Age 19
    Ventura helped OSU reach the finals of the 1987 College World Series, although they lost the championship game to a Stanford University team that included future teammate Jack McDowell.
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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.
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  • 1986
    Age 18
    He led the nation in runs (107), RBI (96) and total bases (204) in 69 games as a freshman in 1986.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Born
    Born to parents John and Darlene Ventura on July 14, 1967 in Santa Maria, California, Ventura is of Italian and Portuguese descent.
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