Tuesday, November 14, 2006

New Nats Skipper


The Nationals officially named Manny Acta their new manager at a Tuesday afternoon press conference. Acta, who becomes the second skipper in Nationals history, replaces Frank Robinson.

This will be Acta's first managerial job in the Major Leagues. He spent the last two seasons as the Mets' third base coach and three years with the Expos in the same capacity from 2002-04. Acta has managed in the Dominican Winter League, and he was also the Dominican Republic's skipper in the inaugural World Baseball Classic last spring.

Acta began his coaching/managerial career in the Astros organization. Acta started as a coach for Class A Asheville in 1992. The next season, he made his managerial debut with Auburn in the New York-Penn League, and he guided the team to the NYPL championship series in 1994. Then, he had a stint with Class A Kissimmee and guided the team to its first Florida State League championship in 1999, before moving up as a coach with Triple-A New Orleans in 2001.

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