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Joseph John Maddon (born February 8, 1954 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania) is the current manager of the Tampa Bay Rays in Major League Baseball, having been appointed to that position on November 15, 2005. He previously served as interim manager of the Anaheim Angels in both 1996 and 1999, and was a long-time bench coach for the team.

Maddon attended Lafayette College, where he played baseball and football. He is a member of Zeta Psi fraternity and graduated in 1976. He is a former minor league catcher who had served in the Angels organization for 31 years, though he never made it to the major leagues as a player.

He was considered a leading candidate for the Boston Red Sox manager job in 2004, which went to Terry Francona. His signature thick-rimmed glasses have led to giveaways featuring mock pairs and tributes from Angels players wearing the glasses when playing against the Rays. Sportswriter Peter King once said that Maddon has an uncanny resemblance to 1930's-1960's movie star Spencer Tracy.

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