Ronald Allan Wotus
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 164 lb.
- High School Bacon Academy
- Debut September 3, 1983
- Final Game September 30, 1984
- Born March 3, 1961 in Colchester, CT USA
Infielder Ron Wotus played 11 seasons in the minors in the Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals, and San Francisco Giants organizations and had a cup of coffee in the majors with the Pirates in 1983 and 1984.
After retiring as a player, he coached the Clinton Giants in 1990 and managed from 1991 to 1997 in the Giants system and was named Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year while with the Phoenix Firebirds in 1997. The next season, 1998, he moved up to the big leagues as a Giants coach, a position he still held as of 2020, having been both bench coach and third base coach over the years, a period which coincided with the Giants winning the World Series three times. He left following the 2021 season. He then became a special assistant in the Giants' baseball operations department.
Wotus, as of 2011, is the only player in Major League history with a last name that starts with "Wot". There are currently no players in the minor leagues that have a chance of "threatening" this title any time soon.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|1991||San Jose Giants||California League||92-44||1st||San Francisco Giants||Lost in 1st round|
|1992||San Jose Giants||California League||78-58||3rd||San Francisco Giants|
|1993||Shreveport Captains||Texas League||66-70||7th||San Francisco Giants||
Lost in 1st round
|1994||Shreveport Captains||Texas League||73-63||3rd||San Francisco Giants||Lost in 1st round|
|1995||Shreveport Captains||Texas League||88-47||1st||San Francisco Giants||League Champs|
|1996||Phoenix Firebirds||Pacific Coast League||69-75||8th||San Francisco Giants||Lost League Finals|
|1997||Phoenix Firebirds||Pacific Coast League||88-55||1st||San Francisco Giants||Lost League Finals|
- Janie Mccauley (The Associated Press): "Longtime Giants coach Wotus finally spends a birthday with his mother back home in Connecticut", Yahoo! Sports, August 29, 2023.