|Birth: ||Apr. 3, 1919|
|Death: ||Apr. 5, 2011|
Major League Baseball Manager, Coach. He began his lengthy association with the sport as a pitcher in 1941 (he served with the US Military during World War II). In 1948, Shepard launched his managerial career with the Brooklyn Dodgers' and Pittsburgh Pirates' organizations before reaching the Major League level as a pitching coach with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1967. In 1968, he succeeded Danny Murtaugh as the Pirates' manager and guided Pittsburgh to an 80 win 82 loss record and a sixth-place finish in the National League that year. The following season his team improved to an 84 win 73 loss record which was good enough for third-place in the National League East, but he would be dismissed and replaced by Alex Grammas towards the conclusion of the 1969 campaign. Shepard would go on to serve as Sparky Anderson's pitching coach with the Cincinnati Reds (1970 to 1978) and directed their staff which included Jack Billingham, Don Gullett and Gary Nolan to four National League Pennants (1970, 1972, 1975 and 1976) including two world championships (1975 and 1976). Under his guidance Pat Zachry received Rookie of the Year honors in 1976. His final coaching assignment was with the San Francisco Giants in 1979. (bio by: C.S.)
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Record added: Apr 06, 2011
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