The Baltimore Orioles interviewed former Cleveland Indians manager Mike Hargrove yesterday, as the team's search for Ray Miller's replacement extended outside the organization for the first time, sources said. Hargrove could not be reached last night, and Orioles officials have declined to discuss the search process.
Hargrove, 49, spent the afternoon at the Orioles' warehouse offices with a search committee made up of John and Louis Angelos, sons of majority owner Peter Angelos, and several team executives.
The Orioles have also asked the Atlanta Braves for permission to speak with former Oriole Don Baylor, the Braves' hitting coach and former manager of the Colorado Rockies. However, the Braves have told the Orioles and other suitors that they must wait until after the World Series to interview Baylor, according to baseball sources.
Until yesterday, the team's managerial search had included mainly internal candidates. First-base coach Marv Foley, a veteran of 10 minor league seasons as manager, interviewed with Angelos on Saturday and will be interviewed for a second time Friday morning.
Third-base coach Sam Perlozzo also has interviewed with Angelos twice. Orioles bench coach Eddie Murray is expected to be interviewed. The Los Angeles Times reported that Dodgers bullpen coach Rick Dempsey will interview soon. Dempsey just completed his first season on Manager Davey Johnson's staff. The former catcher played 10-plus seasons in Baltimore.