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Toronto Blue Jays General Manager Alex Anthopoulos, left, introduces new Blue Jays manager John Gibbons, left, before speaking to he media during a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. (Nathan Denette/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Toronto Blue Jays General Manager Alex Anthopoulos, left, introduces new Blue Jays manager John Gibbons, left, before speaking to he media during a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.

(Nathan Denette/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

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Age: 50

 

History: Joined the Blue Jays coaching staff in 2002 as a bullpen catcher and was promoted midseason to first base coach. He served in that capacity until replacing Carlos Tosca in August of 2004. Before joining the Blue Jays the first time, Gibbons spent 11 seasons working with the New York Mets.

 

Record: 305-305, third best among Jays managers.

 

Rerun: Joins Cito Gaston as managers serving two stints with the Blue Jays.

 

Quote: “I’ve always rooted for this organization. They gave me my first shot to be a big-league coach and a big-league manager. I’ve been following the manager search when I wasn’t even involved in it.”

 

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