Former main league supervisor Joe Altobelli, who guided the 1983 Baltimore Orioles to a World Collection title, has died, the staff introduced Wednesday. He was 88.
“The Orioles are saddened to be taught of the passing of former supervisor Joe Altobelli, who led Baltimore to a World Championship in 1983, his first season on the helm,” the staff mentioned in an announcement posted to Twitter. “An incredible chief, Altobelli’s compassion, ability, and baseball experience contributed to the Corridor of Fame careers of Eddie Murray, Jim Palmer, and Cal Ripken, Jr. We ship our sympathies to Altobelli’s household and plenty of pals all through the sport.”
Altobelli managed the Orioles three seasons, then was fired after a 29-26 begin in 1985. He additionally managed the San Francisco Giants (1977-79) and was the interim supervisor of the Chicago Cubs for one sport throughout the 1991 season.
He had a profession file of 437-407.
Altobelli additionally had a profitable stretch because the Orioles’ Triple-A supervisor from 1971-76, when the Rochester Crimson Wings received two Worldwide League championships.
The Related Press contributed to this report.