Joe Maddon: Italian of the Week

Oct 13, 2016 804

Known for his baseball acumen and thick-rimmed glasses, Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon led his team to the best record (103-58) in Major League Baseball's 2016 season. Maddon, whose original family name was Maddonini, was born on February 8, 1954 in northeastern Pennsylvania (West Hazelton).

He graduated from Lafayette College and went on to play minor league baseball before working in the California Angels organization. In 2005, he became the manager of the Tampa Bay Rays, leading them to their first ever division title three years later. 

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