By Rhiannon Walker
It took Gary Jones absolutely no time to find success as a baseball manager. At 30 years old and in his first season as skipper of the Madison (Wisconsin) Muskies, he led the Class-A ball club to a 77-61 record and to the 1991 Midwest League championship game.
“It’s still an aspiration of mine to manage at the major league level,” Jones said. “I feel like I’ve paid my dues.”
“Sometimes, you sit back and see other guys getting opportunities with way less experience, and I’m not going to lie, sometimes I do shake my head and wonder, ‘Why don’t I get an opportunity to be put in that situation?’”