Former manager who made a short stint with the Montreal Expos after making his mark with the Houston Astros, Bill Virdon, has died aged 90.
The Astros organization announced the sad news Tuesday afternoon.
Virdon took over the helm of the Astros as manager on August 20, 1975 and he remained in office until 1982. He had a record of 544-522 during that period making him the manager with the most accumulated. victories in the history of the team.
Virdon was named National Manager of the Year in 1980. He also spent time with Pittsburgh, New York and Montreal. He led the Expos in the 1983 and 1984 seasons. He concluded his managerial career with a 995-921 cumulative record.
Before leading, he had a career as a center fielder from 1955 to 1968.