Theodore Rodger Kubiak (born May 12, 1942 in New Brunswick, New Jersey) is a former switch-hitting infielder for the Kansas City Athletics, the Oakland Athletics, the Milwaukee Brewers, the St. Louis Cardinals, the Texas Rangers, and the San Diego Padres. He was a member of the Oakland Athletics teams that won three World Series in a row (1972–74). Kubiak still holds the Brewers' record for most RBIs in a single game, seven (later equalled by Jose Hernandez and Richie Sexson), which he set at Boston on July 18, 1970, the team's first year in Milwaukee. The record is all the more remarkable given that Kubiak was not known for his batting.
Kubiak reentered baseball as a manager and took over as skipper of the Modesto A's in mid-1989 from Lenn Sakata. He remained in Modesto for four more years before joining the Cleveland Indians organization in 1994. Kubiak managed the Canton-Akron Indians in 1994 and 1995, then moved down to the New York-Penn League for five years. He was with the Watertown Indians from 1996 to 1998, and the Mahoning Valley Scrappers in 1999 and 2000. He moved up to the Columbus RedStixx in 2001, the Kinston Indians in 2002, then returned to Mahoning Valley in 2003. From 2004 to 2008 he was the minor league defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Indians. In 2009 he returned to managing with the Arizona Extended League Indians, in 2010 managed the Lake County Captains to the Midwest League Championship, and in 2012 will return to Mahoning Valley for his 4th season at the helm of the Scrappers.
Kubiak is a graduate of Highland Park, New Jersey High School, class of 1960.
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