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Ron Washington’s motor still revving as he hits the big 7-0

(AP photo/John Bazemore)


ARLINGTON — Those tight hamstrings that have always given Ron Washington trouble might make him feel his age each day when he rolls out of bed.

And maybe he’s more sore each morning than he used to be after hitting countless grounders at Atlanta Braves infielders.

But the engine that has driven him though six decades of professional baseball keeps on revving, and it belies that fact that Washington, the most successful manager in Texas Rangers history, turns 70 years old today.

He will celebrate the big 7-0 in Arlington as the Braves visit Globe Life Field for a three-game weekend series against the Rangers.

Jeff Wilson

Sports reporter for two decades. Sports fan for life. Covers the Texas Rangers. Graduate of TCU. Colorado native. Author of Purple Passion: TCU Football Legends (https://t.co/2fmXLyympx). Follow me on Twitter at @JeffWilsonTXR

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  1. bennieyes@yahoo.com April 29, 2022

    It shows me as logged in, but will not allow me to see the rest of the story.

    1. Jeff Wilson May 2, 2022

      Did we get you fixed up?

  2. 38rickw@gmail.com April 29, 2022

    Ron was the best manager this team ever had. He’s a baseball man through and through. I loved the way he managed the game – hit and run, bunting runners over, stealing bases. Sad that hitters do not do what “the situation requires “ as Ron would say. Miss his brand.

    1. Jeff Wilson May 2, 2022

      I bet Wash liked that Charlie Culberson bunt Sunday. I guarantee he did.

  3. Adolph Stephens April 29, 2022

    Huge Wash fan. Disappointed that his number isn’t retired. His off field stuff matters but in my view he’s endured the consequences, now honor the man for his accomplishments here.

    1. Jeff Wilson May 2, 2022

      It think it’s a matter of time. Maybe they’re waiting for him to retire so they can have an in-season on-field ceremony. Needs to happen.


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