The 26 Greatest Managers In MLB History

24. Dusty Baker

Before taking over as manager for the Houston Astros in place of AJ Hinch (who had been suspended), Dusty Baker last coached in 2017 when he led the Washington Nationals to a 97-win season. In fact, Baker’s last four seasons as a manager had finished with between 90-97 wins. The knock on Baker is that he has never won it all. Fair or not, that will be what he is ultimately judged upon. In his first year with the Astros, Baker saw his team finish the regular season with a losing record (29-31)…only to reach Game 7 of the ALCS. In 2021, Baker’s Astros won the American League Pennant before falling to Atlanta in the World Series. Entering 2022, Baker has won 1,987 ballgames.

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