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List of the best MLB Managers of all time, ranked by baseball fans according to number of career regular-season wins, leadership, charisma and that intangible x factor. Professional baseball managers have a lot of responsibility in the game of pro-baseball. Managers choose the batting order and starting pitcher before each game and make substitutions throughout the game. Most significantly, great MLB managers know just the right time to bring in a relief pitcher.

How much strategic control do managers have in baseball? It differs from manager to manager and game to game. Some managers control pitch selection, defensive positioning, decisions to bunt, steal, pitch out, etc., while others designate an assistant coach or a player (often the catcher) to make some or all of these decisions.

Some notable Major League Baseball managers choose to act as their team's first base or third base coach while their team is batting in order to more closely communicate with baserunners, but most managers delegate this responsibility to an assistant. Managers are typically assisted by two or more coaches. In many cases, top professional baseball managers are former professional, semi-professional or college players.
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Sparky Anderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Sparky Anderson Died at 76 (1934-2010)

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John McGraw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
John McGraw Died at 61 (1873-1934)

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Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Casey Stengel Died at 85 (1890-1975)

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Tony La Russa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Tony La Russa age 71

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Joe McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Joe McCarthy Died at 56 (1881-1937)

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Connie Mack is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Connie Mack Died at 94 (1862-1956)

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Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Joe Torre age 77

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Bobby Cox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Bobby Cox age 76

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Tommy Lasorda is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Tommy Lasorda age 90

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Jim Leyland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Jim Leyland age 71

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Billy Martin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Billy Martin Died at 61 (1928-1989)

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Earl Weaver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Earl Weaver Died at 83 (1930-2013)

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Bruce Bochy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Bruce Bochy age 60

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Miller Huggins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Miller Huggins Died at 50 (1879-1929)

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Whitey Herzog is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Whitey Herzog age 86

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Walter Alston is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Walter Alston Died at 73 (1911-1984)

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Lou Piniella is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Lou Piniella age 74

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Terry Francona is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time

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Leo Durocher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Leo Durocher Died at 86 (1905-1991)

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Joe Maddon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Joe Maddon age 61

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Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time

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Dick Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dick Williams Died at 82 (1929-2011)

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Dick Howser is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dick Howser Died at 51 (1936-1987)

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Tom Kelly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Tom Kelly age 65

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Ralph Houk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Ralph Houk Died at 91 (1919-2010)

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Gene Mauch is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Gene Mauch Died at 80 (1925-2005)

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Danny Murtaugh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Danny Murtaugh Died at 59 (1917-1976)

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Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Joe Cronin Died at 78 (1906-1984)

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Bucky Harris is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Bucky Harris Died at 81 (1896-1977)

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Al Lopez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Al Lopez Died at 97 (1908-2005)

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Charlie Manuel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time

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Joe Girardi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Joe Girardi age 53

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Buck Showalter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time

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Bill McKechnie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Bill McKechnie Died at 79 (1886-1965)

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Ned Yost is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Ned Yost age 61

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Bob Lemon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Bob Lemon Died at 80 (1920-2000)

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Dallas Green is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dallas Green age 81

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Jack McKeon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Jack McKeon age 85

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Chuck Tanner is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Chuck Tanner Died at 83 (1928-2011)