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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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1
47 5
A. J. Hinch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
age 45

2
43 7
Larry Dierker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
age 73

3
47 10
Phil Garner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
age 70

4
30 4
Art Howe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
age 73

5
19 7
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age 88

6
14 8
Hal Lanier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
age 77

7
10 6
Matt Galante is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Matt Galante age 75

8
11 9
Terry Collins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
age 70

9
6 6
Grady Hatton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Grady Hatton Dec. 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 63

11
5 5
Leo Durocher is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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 56

16
4 6
Preston Gómez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Preston Gómez Dec. 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
Dec. 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 89

19
5 11
Jimy Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
age 76

20
5 11
Cecil Cooper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
age 70

21
2 8
Dave Clark is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
Dave Clark age 57

22
5 19
Bo Porter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
age 47

23
2 16
Brad Mills is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time
age 62