Ozzie Guillen was named the 12th manager in Marlins' history on September 28, 2011, replacing Jack McKeon, who retired from field duties following the 2011 season. Guillen came to South Florida after an eight-year tenure with the Chicago White Sox. He compiled an overall record of 678-617 and left as the third-winningest manager in ChiSox history behind Jimmy Dykes (899) and Al Lopez (840). He also had the distinction of being the only manager in Chicago history to secure more than one division/league title, guiding the Club to a 2005 World Series championship and a 2008 American League Central title ... Guillen became just the fifth manager in MLB history to be acquired in a trade, as the Marlins sent right-handed pitcher Jhan Mariñez and infielder Ozzie Martinez to the White Sox as compensation for the rights to speak with the manager. The Marlins also acquired RHP Ricardo Andres in the deal. The other managers who were traded from one team to another were Lou Piniella (2002), Chuck Tanner (1977), Joe Gordon (1960) and Jimmy Dykes (1960) ... He recorded his 523rd win on May 3, 2010 vs. Kansas City, moving him past Tony LaRussa into third place in White Sox history, and earned his 600th career victory on the last day of the season (October 3 vs. Cleveland) ... In 2008, he guided the Sox to their second postseason berth in four seasons and ninth in Franchise history by defeating Minnesota, 1-0, in a one-game playoff at U.S. Cellular Field on September 30. Chicago, which spent 148 days in first place, became the first team in major-league history to win each of its last three games of a season, all against a different opponent (Cleveland, Detroit and the Twins, all at home). Finished fifth in the AL Manager of the Year voting, receiving three votes. Moved from ninth place to fifth on the White Sox all-time victory list with 433; earned his 393rd win on July 2 vs. Cleveland to move past Kid Gleason into eighth place, his 402nd on July 25 at Detroit to pass Chuck Tanner for seventh, his 407th on August 6 vs. Detroit to pass Paul Richards for sixth and his 427th in the first game of a doubleheader on September 14 vs. Detroit to pass Fielder Jones for fifth ... Guided the Sox to a 90-72 record in 2006, marking just the fourth time in Club history with consecutive 90+-win seasons and first since 1963-65 (also 1954-55 and 1905-06). Managed AL to a 3-2 win at the 77th All-Star Game in Pittsburgh on July 11 ... Was named 2005 AL Manager of the Year by the BBWAA, The Sporting News and Baseball America after guiding the White Sox to a 99-63 record and their first World Championship since 1917. Received 105 points to become the first Venezuelan to win the award and just the third Latin American, joining Tony Pena (Kansas City, 2003) and Felipe Alou (Montreal, 1994). Joined Tony La Russa (1983), Jeff Torborg (1990), Gene Lamont (1993) and Jerry Manuel (2000) as White Sox managers honored by the BBWAA. Guillen, who was the AL Rookie of the Year in 1985, was just the third person to win both awards, joining Frank Robinson and Lou Piniella. Was the youngest Major League manager to win the award since San Diego's Bruce Bochy also was 41 in 1996 and the youngest AL manager since New York's Buck Showalter was 38 in 1994. The Sox went 11-1 on their way to the World Championship, tying the 1999 Yankees for the second-best postseason record since 1969 (minimum seven games) behind only the 1976 Cincinnati Reds, who were 7-0. Sox swept defending World Champion Boston in the ALDS and defeated the Angels, 4-1, in the ALCS before sweeping Houston in the World Series. Chicago joined the 1927 New York Yankees as the only teams in Major League history to lead its league/division wire-to-wire and then sweep the World Series in four games. The Sox 99 regular-season wins tied the 1983 Club for the second-highest total in Franchise history and were the most by the Sox since the 1983 Club also was 99-63. The White Sox were in first place all 182 days of the season, breaking the Franchise record of 169 set in 2000, and owned the best record in baseball every day from April 30-August 16. They ended the season a season-high 36 games over .500, their most since ending 1983 with the same record. The Sox 57-29 record in the first half was the best in Franchise history. Brought the World Series trophy to his native Venezuela in November, marking the first time the trophy had ever been outside North America. Received five votes in the 2006 Hall of Fame balloting ... Made his managerial debut in a 9-7 loss at Kansas City on April 5, 2004, becoming the first native of Venezuela to manage a majorleague club. His first managerial victory was a 4-3 decision on April 7 against the Royals in his second game ... Began his coaching career in 2001 as the third base coach for the Montreal Expos, making his debut on June 4. After concluding the 2001 season with the Expos, followed ownership to Florida, where he was the Marlins' third base coach for the 2002 &'03 seasons.
Three-time All-Star played 16 seasons in the Major Leagues with the White Sox (1985-97), Baltimore (1998), Atlanta (1998-99) and Tampa Bay (2000). Batted .264 (1,764x6,686) with 28 home runs and 619 RBI in 1,993 games. Added 773 runs scored, 275 doubles, 69 triples and 169 stolen bases ... Ranks fourth in White Sox history with 1,276 singles, sixth with 1,743 games played and 6,067 at-bats, seventh with 1,608 hits, ninth with 2,056 total bases and 10th with 68 triples. Tops all Sox shortstops with a .974 fielding percentage and ranks second behind Luis Aparicio in games played (1,724), total chances (7,900), putouts (2,735), assists (4,962) and double plays (1,027). His 570 assists in 1988 are a Sox record for shortstops ... Among Venezuelans to play in the Major Leagues, ranks third in triples, sixth in games played, seventh in hits and stolen bases and 10th in runs scored ... Made a Franchise-record 13 consecutive Opening Day starts at shortstop from 1985-97 ... Was named American League Rookie of the Year in 1985 after hitting .273. Played in the postseason with the Sox in 1993 and with Atlanta in 1998-99 ... Signed with San Diego as a free agent on 12/17/80 and spent four seasons in the Padres system before being traded to the White Sox on 12/6/84 with pitchers Tim Lollar and Bill Long and infielder Luis Salazar in return for pitchers LaMarr Hoyt, Todd Simmons and Kevin Kristan.
Oswaldo Guillen. Married to Ibis Cardenas. The couple has three children: Oswaldo Jr., Oney and Ozney ... Oney was drafted by the White Sox in the 36th round in 2007 and played at rookie-level Bristol in 2007 and single-A Kannapolis in 2008. Ozney was drafted by the Sox in the 22nd round in 2010 and is playing collegiate baseball at Miami-Dade Junior College ... Along with his wife and son, Oney, secured his United States citizenship on January 20, 2006, also his 42nd birthday. At the ceremony, the White Sox organization presented him with a gift of the American flag that flew over U.S. Cellular Field during the 2005 World Series ... Has become an entertainment, sports and philanthropic icon in his native Venezuela since winning AL Rookie of the Year in 1985 ... Since 2004, has provided support for causes and organizations by wearing messaged apparel during postgame interviews. His most notable attire includes: Police and Fire Department, Easter Seals of Metropolitan Chicago, Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), Cure Autism Now (CAN) and Retire 21 (Roberto Clemente) baseball caps ... In 2010, hosted the Ozzie Guillen Foundation's first fundraising event in the United States, "Salsa and Stars with Ozzie Guillen & Friends" at the River East Art Center in Chicago on September 13. The event featured musical performances by salsa icons Ruben Blades, Tito Nieves and Gilberto Santa Rosa. Also through the foundation, Fundación Oswaldo Guillén (as the philanthropic organization is recognized in Latin America), he visited and personally distributed gifts to children afflicted with AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses in his native Venezuela. Has hosted an annual holiday party for children with illnesses for the past nine years and has attended the Easter Seals Annual Holiday Gala in December for the past three years ... Was appointed honorary board member of Easter Seals of Metropolitan Chicago in 2009 Writes a weekly column for Universal in his native Caracas, Venezuela. Donated $200,000 to the mud slide victims in Venezuela in 1999. Has purchased tickets each season for his "Ozzie's Amigos" program to help underprivileged youth.