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Jack McKeon's message

Young Marlins should expect tough love from their octogenarian interim manager

Originally Published: June 21, 2011
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

How long has that cigar-store legend, Jack McKeon, been managing in the big leagues? Here's how long:

The first time he managed a major league game -- way back on April 6, 1973 -- five future big league managers (Lou Piniella, Bobby Valentine, Frank Robinson, Hal McRae and Cookie Rojas) played in it.

The youngest player in McKeon's lineup that day (John Mayberry) is now 62 years old.

His fellow managers back then included Walter Alston, Ralph Houk, Gene Mauch and Leo ...

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