Born in 1943 in Florida, Lou Piniella made his Major League Baseball debut with the Kansas City Royals in 1969, scoring the first run in Royals history and earning Rookie of the Year honors. In 1973, he joined the New York Yankees and helped them clinch three consecutive pennants. When Piniella retired in ‘78, he became the Yankees’ first-base coach. Two years later, he was named team manager, winning 90 games. In 1990, he joined the Cincinnati Reds and swept the World Series. With four championships under his belt, Piniella was named manager of the Seattle Mariners in 1992. Selected as Major League Manager of the Year in 1995, he is the winningest coach in Seattle history.
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Leonard B. Rodriguez is the President and CEO of the Westside Development Corporation. He is a former White House Advisor to the President of the United States and the 2017 St. Benitia Humanitarian Award Recipient.
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