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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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1
333 126
Joe McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 56 (1881-1937)

2
344 155
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 85 (1890-1975)

3
312 142
Connie Mack is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 94 (1862-1956)

4
228 77
Miller Huggins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 50 (1879-1929)

5
324 192
Sparky Anderson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 76 (1934-2010)

6
285 155
John McGraw is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 61 (1873-1934)

7
304 155
Tommy Lasorda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
toycannon18 added age 92

8
315 201
Bobby Cox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 78

9
231 110
Walter Alston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 73 (1911-1984)

10
247 96
Whitey Herzog is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
EricWeatherford added age 86

11
278 144
Jim Leyland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added age 75

12
250 114
Billy Martin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added Dec. at 61 (1928-1989)

13
223 99
Earl Weaver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Braden Edgar added Dec. at 83 (1930-2013)

14
307 263
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 79

15
305 298
Tony La Russa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 75

16
225 136
Bruce Bochy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added age 64

17
203 102
Terry Francona is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dennis J Skibinski added age 60

18
164 89
Joe Maddon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 65

19
107 53
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added age 96

20
144 99
Lou Piniella is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 76

21
62 32
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dennis J Skibinski added Dec. at 78 (1906-1984)

22
70 57
Dick Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added Dec. at 82 (1929-2011)

23
71 48
Ralph Houk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added Dec. at 91 (1919-2010)

24
66 51
Tom Kelly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added age 69

25
68 49
Buck Showalter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Tom Derr added age 63