Three-time All-Star shortstop who played for 15 years before beginning his 13-year managerial career.
He was a highly-rated quarterback in college at LSU and Southwestern Louisiana Institute.
He won a pennant as a manager for two different teams, the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics.
He married his high-school sweetheart Adrienne and together they had four children: Allison, Gene, Eve and Margaret. They divorced in 1969, and he married Jackie Dark in 1970.
He played with Hall of Fame center fielder Willie Mays on the 1954 World Series Champion New York Giants.