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Pitching has been key for McKeon

Starting with K.C. in the '70s to now with the Marlins, Jack McKeon has a history of turning teams around.

Originally Published: May 19, 2004
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

How long has Jack McKeon been managing? He's been managing since Eisenhower was president. A first-term president (in 1955, he managed the Fayetteville Highlanders to a third-place finish in the Carolina League). McKeon managed in the minors for 16 seasons before he finally got a shot to manage in the majors, with the Kansas City Royals in 1973.

McKeon's current stint with the Marlins is his sixth as a major league manager (including separate and abbreviated tenures with the A's in the late ...

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