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Royals managers: Mike Ferraro and Billy Gardner

The loss of Dick Howser left a void. As I work through the history of Royals managers, we come to the difficult time after Dick Howser’s passing. In retrospect, the Royals look like a team in shock and not certain about making a commitment to a high-profile manager. Here’s a recap of the post-Howser years. Mike Ferraro The illness and eventual death of Dick Howser in June of 1987 left a leadership void at the top of the Kansas City Royals hierarchy. Sure, Ewing and Muriel Kauffman were still there, as was General Manager John Schuerholz, but Howser’s loss left a stunned locker room lacking its alpha dog leader. To fill the void, the Royals first turned to one of Howser’s most trusted lieutenants, Mike Ferraro. Like many professional athletes, Ferraro had been a three-sport star at Kingston (N.Y.) high school. As a senior, he hit .585 and signed with the New York Yankees, which had to be a dream come true for any high school baseball player in the state of New York. Ferraro never really.
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Billy Gardner, a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, and proud veteran of the United States Army gained his place in Heaven on December 8, 2021, at the age of 97. Billy was born in Bennington, Okla. on November 2, 1924, to Walter T. Gardner and Mary Martha (Scott) Gardner. Billy...
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CHUKARS: Billy Gardner named manager as new staff announced

The Idaho Falls Chukars announced their coaching staff on Monday, taking the first step in the team’s new venture as a member of the MLB Partner League. Billy Gardner is the Chukars’ new manager after spending 22 of the past 25 years as a minor league manager in the Red Sox, Royals, Reds, Rays and Nationals organizations.
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CHUKARS: Billy Gardner named manager as new staff announced

The Idaho Falls Chukars announced their coaching staff on Monday, taking the first step in the team’s new venture as a member of the MLB Partner League. Billy Gardner is the Chukars’ new manager after spending 22 of the past 25 years as a minor league manager in the Red Sox, Royals, Reds, Rays and Nationals organizations.
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