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Roger Craig (baseball)
Roger Craig (born February 17, 1930) is a former baseball player, who during an 11-year Major League Baseball career, won 10 games in 1956, 1957, and 1962. He started his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and closed out his career with the Philadelphia Phillies.
From 1986-1992, Craig was the manager of the San Francisco Giants. Prior to coming to San Francisco, Craig served as a pitching coach for the 1984 World Champion Detroit Tigers. Under Craig, the Giants won the National League Western Division title in 1987. The Giants came within one game of going to the World Series that year having lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games.
In 1989 though, the Giants won their first National League pennant since 1962 (after defeating the Chicago Cubs in five games in the NLCS). Unfortuately, Craig's Giants were swept by the Oakland Athletics in the World Series in a fairly decisive fashion.
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