Former Montreal Expos coach Bobby Winkles dies at 90 – Montreal

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Former Montreal Expos coach Bobby Winkles dies at 90 - Montreal


Former Montreal Expos coach Bobby Winkles died at the age of 90 on Friday while his loved ones were at his bedside.

The Arkansas native was a coach from 1986 to 1988 with the Expos, under the leadership of manager Buck Rodgers. Winkles served as a batting instructor in his first two seasons in the metropolitan area, before accepting the position as a first base instructor in 1988.

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Winkles also served as manager for four seasons in the Major League, compiling a 170-213 record with the California Angels and the Oakland Athletics between 1973 and 1978. He also held various positions with the Giants of San Francisco and the Chicago White Sox.

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Winkles, an infield player who studied philosophy at Illinois Wesleyan University, was affiliated with the White Sox from 1951 to 1958, before accepting a position as coach of the University’s Sun Devils Arizona State in 1959.

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