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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.
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42 5
A. J. Hinch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
age 44

2
42 6
Larry Dierker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
age 72

3
46 10
Phil Garner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
age 69

4
30 4
Art Howe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
age 72

5
19 7
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age 87

6
14 8
Hal Lanier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
age 76

7
10 6
Matt Galante is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Matt Galante age 74

8
11 9
Terry Collins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
age 69

9
6 6
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
6 6
Tom Lawless is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Tom Lawless age 62

11
5 5
Leo Durocher is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Died at 86 (1905-1991)

12
4 4
Salty Parker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Died at 80 (1912-1992)

13
6 7
Lum Harris is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Lum Harris Died at 81 (1915-1996)

14
6 7
Harry Craft is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Died at 80 (1915-1995)

15
4 6
Tony DeFrancesco is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Tony DeFrancesco age 55

16
4 6
Preston Gómez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Preston Gómez Died at 86 (1923-2009)

17
6 9
Harry Walker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Died at 83 (1916-1999)

18
4 7
Bob Lillis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Bob Lillis age 88

19
5 11
Jimy Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
age 75

20
5 11
Cecil Cooper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
age 69

21
2 8
Dave Clark is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Dave Clark age 56

22
4 19
Bo Porter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
age 46

23
2 15
Brad Mills is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
age 61