September 17, 1937 |
An outfielder during his playing days, Napoleon played for the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates organizations from 1956 until 1970. He threw and batted right-handed and was listed as 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall and 170 pounds (77 kg).
He managed for the Oneonta Yankees in 1976 and the Fort Lauderdale Yankees in 1977. Napoleon coached for the Cleveland Indians from 1983–85. He managed the Eugene Emeralds of the Kansas City Royals organization in 1986. He returned to coach in the majors with the Royals from 1987–88 and the Houston Astros in 1989–90 He managed the Gulf Coast Orioles in 1991, then returned to coaching with the New York Yankees in 1992–93 and the Texas Rangers from 1995-2000. He was retired from 2001-03 before returning in 2004 as a special instructor with the Cincinnati Reds, serving until 2007.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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