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Jeffrey Lynn Newman (born September 11, 1948, in Fort Worthmarker, Texasmarker) is a Jewish right-handed former utility player in major league baseball with a 9-year career from 1976 to 1984, and a manager in 1986. He played for the Oakland A's and Boston Red Sox.

Newman attended Texas Christian Universitymarker, and earned All-America honors in 1968.

Baseball career

After college, he was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 26th round of the 1970 draft.

In October 1975 he was purchased by the Oakland A's from the Indians.

He was elected to the American League All-Star team in 1979.

In December 1982 he was traded by the Athletics with Tony Armas to the Red Sox for Jerry King, Garry Hancock, and Carney Lansford.

He played catcher (his primary position), first base, second base, third base, designated hitter and pitcher (for 1 game). He had perhaps his greatest hitting success against Wayne Garland, against whom he was 13-18 (.722) with 6 doubles, 2 home runs, and a walk.

Managing career

He managed the Oakland A's, compiling a record of 2-8 in 1986.

Newman was the Southern League Manager of the Year in 1989 while managing the Huntsville Stars.

Coaching career

Newman was the Cleveland Indians' third base coach from 1992-99, and served as the Baltimore Orioles' bench coach in 2000.

Newman spent 2005 as third base coach for the Seattle Mariners.


Jeff Newman is a convert to Judaism.


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