OF 1967, 69-78 Braves, Padres , Pirates
Manager in 1989- Blue Jays
San Diego took Gaston from the Braves in the 1968 expansion draft. In his 1970 All-Star
season, he hit .318 with 29 HR and 93 RBI. The 6'3" Texan returned to Atlanta in
1975 as a backup and became a Blue Jays coach in 1982. Named Toronto's manager in
mid-1989, he turned the team around and became the first black manager in post-season
|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» October 14, 1968: In the National League expansion draft, the Expos choose 30 players, including Maury Wills, Jim Grant, Donn Clendenon, and Manny Mota. San Diego's 30 selections include Dave Giusti, Nate Colbert, Zoilo Versalles, Al McBean, and Clarence Gaston.