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Who is the best MLB manager of 2014? This list includes former players of all positions and pedigrees, who are managing teams from either the American or National League in 2014. These great managers understand all facets of the game of baseball and, just as importantly, how to handle players with egos large and small. This list has been ranked by baseball fans with the best Major League managers in baseball for the 2014 season.

Major League Baseball is America’s pastime and from its pastoral beginnings, through to its professional urban setting today it has always captured fans' imaginations and hearts. Baseball is a game many Americans played as kids, and for that reason always it holds a special place in the American zeitgeist. Opening day each spring is something many baseball fans count down to all year long.

The best MLB managers on this list include John Farrell, Bob Melvin
, and Buck Showalter, among others. The best managers in Major League Baseball are all supremely talented at identifying difficult situations, calling the right plays, and putting the right players in the lineup in order to execute. Through 162 games these managers will help their teams jockey for post-season position.

Vote up the MLB managers you think are the best in the 2014 season and see how they rank!

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30 10
Bruce Bochy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Bruce Bochy age 60 - Giants

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23 12
Buck Showalter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Buck Showalter age 59 - Orioles

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21 15
Joe Maddon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Joe Maddon age 61 - Rays

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14 9
Terry Francona is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Terry Francona age 56 - Indians

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18 15
Bob Melvin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Bob Melvin age 56 - Athletics

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Clint Hurdle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Clint Hurdle age 58 - Pirates

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15 12
Mike Scioscia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Mike Scioscia age 59 - Angels

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Mike Matheny is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Mike Matheny age 45 - Cardinals

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14 12
Ned Yost is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Ned Yost age 61 - Roysls

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Joe Girardi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Joe Girardi age 53 - Yankees

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Lloyd McClendon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Lloyd McClendon age 56 - Mariners

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Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Robin Ventura age 48 - WHite Sox

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Bud Black is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Bud Black age 58 - Padres

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Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Don Mattingly age 54 - Dodgers

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6 8
Mike Redmond is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Mike Redmond age 44 - Marlins

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7 10
Ron Gardenhire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Ron Gardenhire age 58 - Twins

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7 10
Brad Ausmus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Brad Ausmus age 48 - Tigers

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6 9
Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Ryne Sandberg age 56 - Phillies

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Matt Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Matt Williams age 52 - Nationals

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8 12
Ron Roenicke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Ron Roenicke age 59 - Brewers

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10 15
John Farrell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
John Farrell age 53 - Red Sox

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5 9
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Walt Weiss age 52 - Rockies

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8 13
Ron Washington is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Ron Washington age 63 - Rangers

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6 11
Terry Collins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Terry Collins age 66 - Mets

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4 9
John Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
John Gibbons age 53 - Blue Jays

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3 8
Fredi González is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Fredi González age 51 - Braves

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7 13
Kirk Gibson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Kirk Gibson age 60 - Diamondbacks

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3 10
Bo Porter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Bo Porter age 43 - Astros

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2 9
Bryan Price is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Bryan Price age 29 - Reds

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3 12
Rick Renteria is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best MLB Managers of 2014
Rick Renteria age 54 - Cubs