Cito Gaston

Cito Gaston

A member of the Level of Excellence at Rogers Centre, Cito managed Blue Jays from 1989-97 and again from 2008-10 and led the team to four AL East titles, two AL Pennants and two World Series titles.

Expertise

  • Keynote Speaking on Leadership
  • Coaching Clinics

Accomplishments

  • N.L. All-Star - 1970
  • 2-Time World Series Champion
  • Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame - 2002

Clarence “Cito” Gaston was a National League outfielder from 1967 to 1978. At his best, he was an All-Star in 1970. He also made a vivid impression on the fans in Venezuela, where he won two batting titles in winter ball. However, Gaston attained much greater fame and respect as a manager. He became the first African-American skipper to lead his team to the playoffs and then to win a World Series. His Toronto Blue Jays won back-to-back championships in 1992 and 1993. “Cerebral, dignified, and tolerant” describe this imposing man’s best qualities as a leader.

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