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MLB The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time  

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A lot of different Houston Astros managers have led the team, leaving one big question: who is the best Houston Astros manager ever? To answer that question, this list ranks every Houston Astros manager in the team's history from best to worst based on your votes. As you vote up your top Houston Astros coaches, think about statistics as well as intangibles and personal preferences.

Garner is the only manager to have lead the Astros to a World Series appearance. Garner would do this in 2005. Bill Virdon was the first Astros manager to lead the franchise to the postseason. Vidron also holds the record for most regular-season game wins with 544.

So who is the greatest Houston Astros skipper of all time? Vote up the most winning Houston Astros managers or just any coach you personally liked a whole lot, whether or not they're on the list of the best Major League Baseball coaches of all time.
list ordered by

1
35 4
A. J. Hinch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
A. J. Hinch age 44

2
38 5
Larry Dierker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Larry Dierker age 72

3
43 7
Phil Garner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Phil Garner age 69

4
26 3
Art Howe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Art Howe age 72

5
15 7
Bill Virdon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Bill Virdon age 87

6
13 7
Hal Lanier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Hal Lanier age 76

7
9 4
Matt Galante is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Matt Galante age 74

8
9 7
Terry Collins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Terry Collins age 69

9
5 5
Grady Hatton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Grady Hatton Died at 91 (1922-2013)

10
5 5
Tom Lawless is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Tom Lawless age 62

11
5 6
Lum Harris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Lum Harris Died at 81 (1915-1996)

12
5 6
Harry Craft is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Harry Craft Died at 80 (1915-1995)

13
4 5
Leo Durocher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Leo Durocher Died at 86 (1905-1991)

14
3 4
Salty Parker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Salty Parker Died at 80 (1912-1992)

The Best Houston Astros of All Time

15
3 4
Bob Lillis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Bob Lillis age 88

16
5 7
Harry Walker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Harry Walker Died at 83 (1916-1999)

17
3 5
Preston Gómez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Preston Gómez Died at 86 (1923-2009)

18
3 5
Tony DeFrancesco is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Tony DeFrancesco age 55

19
5 8
Jimy Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Jimy Williams age 75

20
1 6
Dave Clark is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Dave Clark age 56

21
3 9
Cecil Cooper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Cecil Cooper age 69

22
3 16
Bo Porter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Bo Porter age 46

23
1 12
Brad Mills is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Brad Mills age 61