Cito Gaston is the Toronto Blue Jays manager. Since replacing John Gibbons, Gaston has brought the Blue Jays back up to snuff. Read his biography below and see video of Cito Gaston.
Cito Gaston was in the news today. Gaston, the manger of the Toronto Blue Jays, thinks Roger Clemens has something to do with his previous termination back in 1997. Gaston stated “I wouldn’t doubt that. He’s an a**hole himself, a complete a**hole. I’d say that loud, right in his face. It’s all about him, nobody else but him.”
Questioned by a reporter today, Gaston’s recent anger and statements stem from the allegations made by Author Jeff Pearlman in his new book, The Rocket That Fell to Earth. Gaston was asked what he thought and clearly he didn’t hold back!
Read Cito Gaston’s biography below and see video after the jump.
As a biography, Cito Gaston, full name Clarence Edwin Gaston, was born in 1944 on March 17th. Gaston was raised in San Antonio and Corpus Christi, Texas. At an early age Gaston knew he wanted to be a Major Leaguer or a truck driver like his father.
In 1967 he was a center fielder for the Atlanta Braves. After nine games he was picked up by the San Diego Padres, putting him back on the field in 1969. The highlight of his career was in 1970 when he successfully made it onto the National League All-Star team. Soon after, Gaston’s career hit the wall.
Changing careers but staying in the game, Gaston became the Toronto Blue Jays hitting coach from 1982 through 1989. In the same year he moved up and became the Blue Jays manager taking the place of Jimmy Williams. Gaston brought the team back to life making them the World Series champions in 1992 and 1993. But once again, Gaston’s career as a manager took a turn for the worse, he was fired in 1997.
It was not until June 20, 2008 that Cito was re-hired and back as the manager of the Toronto Blue Jays.
More photos and a video of Cito Gaston are below.