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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
306 115
Joe McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 56 (1881-1937)

2
289 131
Connie Mack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 94 (1862-1956)

3
312 146
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 85 (1890-1975)

4
203 69
Miller Huggins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 50 (1879-1929)

5
274 133
John McGraw is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 61 (1873-1934)

6
292 184
Sparky Anderson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 76 (1934-2010)

7
276 143
Tommy Lasorda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
toycannon18 added age 92

8
206 103
Walter Alston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 73 (1911-1984)

9
284 191
Bobby Cox is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 78

10
221 88
Whitey Herzog is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
EricWeatherford added age 86

11
252 137
Jim Leyland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added age 75

12
223 105
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
201 91
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
290 240
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 79

15
285 274
Tony La Russa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 75

16
193 129
Bruce Bochy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added age 64

17
180 93
Terry Francona is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dennis J Skibinski added age 60

18
148 78
Joe Maddon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 65

19
90 47
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added age 96

20
130 91
Lou Piniella is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 76

21
91 88
Leo Durocher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 86 (1905-1991)

22
52 29
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dennis J Skibinski added Dec. at 78 (1906-1984)

23
58 42
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
54 46
Tom Kelly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added age 69

25
59 55
Dick Williams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added Dec. at 82 (1929-2011)