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Ron Washington (2023)

Behind the Glory



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-10-26

Duration: 00:13:00

Subjects: Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame | Sports | Baseball coaches | Baseball players


  • Rollins, Lyn Host
  • Lecoq, Christopher Producer
  • Washington, Ron Interviewee
  • Maestri, Ron Interviewee
  • Davis, Eddie Interviewee
  • Snitker, Brian Interviewee


This episode of the series “Behind the Glory” from October 26, 2023, features Lyn Rollins’ interview with Ron Washington, a 2023 inductee into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. Washington, a native of New Orleans, played Major League Baseball for ten seasons and has served as a coach and manager for several teams, including his current role as the third base coach for the Atlanta Braves. He discusses: growing up in the Desire Projects in New Orleans; his playing career; the start of his coaching career; his portrayal in the “Moneyball” movie; being one pitch away from winning the World Series for two consecutive seasons during his stint as manager with the Texas Rangers; winning the World Series with the Atlanta Braves in 2021; and his hopes for another MLB manager job in the future. This episode also includes a profile of Washington’s career, including interviews with: Ron Maestri, the former head baseball coach and athletic director at the University of New Orleans (UNO); Eddie Davis, Urban League Youth Academy in New Orleans; and Brian Snitker, manager of the Atlanta Braves.