Greatest MLB Managers

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Tony LaRussa
Tony LaRussa is one of the greatest managers in the history of baseball, and one of the more interesting people to grace the sport. As manager of the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals, LaRussa is the third-winningest baseball field boss of all time, surpassed only by legends Connie Mack and John J. McGraw...
“ 3 World Series wins; 6 World Series appearances ” - phbasketball6
 
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Sparky Anderson
Manager of Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds from 1972 to 1978. Team was known as the Big Red Machine and included such superstar players as Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Tony Perez, and Joe Morgan. Anderson guided the Reds to four World Series appearances in his tenure, winning the world championship in 1975 and 1976...
“ 3 World Series wins ” - phbasketball6
 
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Casey Stengel
Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel (The Old Perfessor) was not only one of the most successful managers in baseball history, he was one of the sport's most colorful characters as well. He played 14 years in the major leagues, but it is his managerial career that put him in the Hall of Fame. After managing...
“ 7 World Series wins ” - phbasketball6
 
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Joe Torre
Nine-time All-Star Joe Torre, the 1971 National League Most Valuable Player and two time American League Manager of the Year, was born Joe Paul Torre, Jr. on July 18, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Joe Torre, Sr., who was a New York City police detective. In 1960, nine years after Joe's older brother Frank was signed by the Boston Braves...
“ 4 World Series wins ” - phbasketball6
 
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“ 7 World Series wins ” - phbasketball6
 
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“ 1 World Series win ” - phbasketball6
 
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“ 3 World Series wins ” - phbasketball6
 
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Tommy Lasorda
Tommy Lasorda was one of the best managers in baseball until his retirement in July 1996. He was involved with the Los Angeles Dodgers for over 50 years. He managed the team from 1976 to 1996. He retired due to a heart attack. He thought being a manager would be too stressful.
“ 2 World Series wins ” - phbasketball6
 
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Lou Piniella
Lou Piniella was known as one of the most durable outfielders in the 1970s. His major league career lasted fro 1964-1984 primarily with Kansas City and later with the New York Yankees. After retirement, Lou moved into management. He managed the New York Yankees for 3 seasons, the Cincinnati Reds for another 3 seasons...
“ 1 World Series win ” - phbasketball6
 
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“ 1 World Series win ” - phbasketball6
 
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“ 5 World Series wins ” - phbasketball6
 
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“ 1 World Series win ” - phbasketball6
 
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Billy Martin
Billy Martin will always be remembered for his fiery personality, both on and off the field. Cleveland General Manager Frank Lane once said, "He's the kind of guy you'd like to kill if he's playing on the other team, but you'd like 10 of him on your side." Martin won the Most Valuable Player Award in the 1953 World Series...
“ 1 World Series win ” - phbasketball6
 
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Dick Williams
Dick Williams was widely regarded as one of the very best managers in baseball in the 1960s, '70s and '80s. He is the only manager to take three teams (the Red Sox, the Oakland A's and the San Diego Padres) to the World Series. In the 21 years of his active managerial service (1967-88), he managed each year except for 1969...
“ 2 World Series wins ” - phbasketball6
 
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“ 1 World Series win ” - phbasketball6
 
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“ 1 World Series win ” - phbasketball6
 
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“ 2 World Series wins ” - phbasketball6
 
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Bucky Harris
Was one of the all time greats. His career as a manager spanned some 29 years. He had managed such teams as the Washington Senators and The Red Sox and Phillies. He won 2157 games in those 29 years he managed. He even led THE YANKS to the championship in 1947.
“ 2 World Series wins ” - phbasketball6
 
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Leo Durocher
American professional baseball player and manager.
“ 1 World Series win ” - phbasketball6
 
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“ 1 World Series win ” - phbasketball6
 
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“ 4 World Series wins ” - phbasketball6
 
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“ 1 World Series win ” - phbasketball6
 
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“ 1 World Series win ” - phbasketball6
 
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“ 1 World Series win ” - phbasketball6
 
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“ 2 World Series wins ” - phbasketball6
 
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“ "Miller Huggins"

3 World Series wins ” - phbasketball6
 
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“ 1 World Series win ” - phbasketball6
 
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“ 1 World Series win ” - phbasketball6
 
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“ "Ned Hanlon" ” - phbasketball6
 
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Reg Capson
Transportation Department, Atonement
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“ "Frank Selee" ” - phbasketball6
 
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“ 1 World Series win ” - phbasketball6
 
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“ 2 World Series wins ” - phbasketball6
 
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“ 1 World Series win ” - phbasketball6