Don Baylor dies at 68

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Wasn't Mauch ejected? I have a faint memory of Rene Lachemann coming in to pull Witt. Can't seem to find it. My Google-Fu fails me again.
I'm pretty sure that he wasn't. I can vividly recall the shots of Mauch in the dugout, arms folded, eyes locked onto the action taking place on the field during the ninth inning.
 

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I'm pretty sure that he wasn't. I can vividly recall the shots of Mauch in the dugout, arms folded, eyes locked onto the action taking place on the field during the ninth inning.
Looked a the video posted and this is what I remember. They did show Mauch, arms folded, in the dugout prior to this. Why would he send Lachemann out to pull the pitcher?

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That must've been Marcel Lachemann. Rene Lachemann was the 3B coach for the Sox in '86, sending several slow runners to their doom in the WS and playoffs. I know this because I heckled him by calling his name and "windmilling" him during BP at Fenway the following year when he was on the A's staff. He came over, offered a stern rebuttal, and mocked the state of the Sox since his departure. Clear's Cleaver can attest.
 

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Speaking of 3B coaches in 1986, Moose Stubing was the Angels 3B coach in '86, and was notable when Bobby Grich got erased on a play at third early in the series and Grich undressed him on the field. Stubing also held a runner on third when Dewey fielded a possible sac fly late in Game 5. I believe that play was part of Steve Crawford's amazing escape act in that game.
 

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Because they used to send the pitching coach out to remove the pitcher? I have a vague recollection that some teams did back then.
From what I understand (and can remember), managers did this for two reasons (at least two reasons I remember):

1. They were afraid of getting booed, which is definitely not the case here.

2. Some managers gave nigh complete control to their pitching coaches, basically saying, "You're 95% in charge of the pitchers, you deal with them. I'll tell you when to take them out." This included taking pitchers out of games, because essentially they were the pitchers' boss, not the manager. I don't think that this was done a lot, but I have a vague recollection that Rene Lachemann was one of those types of pitching coaches. Sorta like Johnny Sain before him or Leo Mazzone after him. Gammons used to write about him all the time, so I always assumed that he was well-respected and not simply Mauch's drinking buddy.

I was 12 at the time, so my memory could be off.
 

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Went to 20 games that year and I remember how he and later on in the year Seaver just made the club seem so much more professional. His Kangaroo Court was genius and I remember wondering why they couldn't keep it up after he left. Need the strength of character and legitimacy to pull it off I suppose.