Longtime MLB infielder turned coach for the Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics and New York Mets.
He was a solid, if not flashy, defensive infielder.
He was one of the highest paid managers for the Mets, and grossly underperformed, leading them to losing seasons.
He had three children with his high school sweetheart and wife Betty.
He earned his first coaching job under Bobby Valentine on the Texas Rangers.