Johnny Oates, left, managed the Texas Rangers from 1995-2001. In his final season, the Rangers acquired Alex Rodriguez for $252 million.


Johnny Oates played at Virginia Tech after high school.


Johnny Oates, left, and catcher Ivan Rodriguez watch a game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays during the second inning at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on June 17, 2000. Oates managed the Texas Rangers to their first three postseason appearances.

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