Monday, December 20, 2010

OAXACA NAMES VAZQUEZ MANAGER FOR 2011 CAMPAIGN

The Oaxaca Guerreros have appointed veteran manager Marco Antonio Vazquez as skipper for the Mexican League team in the 2011 season. He will replace BBM’s 2010 Manager of the Year, Eddy Diaz, who resigned his post in Oaxaca to become a full-time scout for the Tampa Bay Rays.

A native of Sonora, Vazquez pitched six years in the Liga for five teams in the early 1980’s, going 17-27 with a 4.27 ERA over 107 games. His first managerial job was with Union Laguna of Torreon and Gomez Palacios, turning in a 201-176 record in three seasons between 1989 and 1991 before being replaced in early 1992 by Dave Stockstill.

Vazquez has also spent two stints as manager of the Mexico City Diablos Rojos, who are owned by Alfredo Harp Helu, who also owns the Oaxaca team that just hired him (multiple team ownership is allowed in the LMB). His first go-round with the Red Devils included a Liga pennant in 1994 and berths in the title series in 1995 and 1996. More recently, he managed two years in Mexico City, going 122-91 over 2006 and 2007 and winning division titles both years before first round playoff exits.
Vazquez has also managed winterball teams in Culiacan.