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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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292 112
Joe McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Died at 56 (1881-1937)

2
277 126
Connie Mack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Died at 94 (1862-1956)

3
297 144
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Died at 85 (1890-1975)

4
270 120
John McGraw is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Died at 61 (1873-1934)

5
189 67
Miller Huggins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Died at 50 (1879-1929)

6
284 180
Sparky Anderson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Died at 76 (1934-2010)

7
267 141
Tommy Lasorda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
toycannon18 added age 91

8
196 102
Walter Alston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Died at 73 (1911-1984)

9
207 86
Whitey Herzog is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
EricWeatherford added age 86

10
274 189
Bobby Cox is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 77

11
239 135
Jim Leyland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added age 74

12
209 104
Billy Martin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added Died at 61 (1928-1989)

13
190 91
Earl Weaver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Braden Edgar added Died at 83 (1930-2013)

14
282 233
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 78

15
280 263
Tony La Russa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 74

16
182 126
Bruce Bochy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added age 63

17
170 89
Terry Francona is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dennis J Skibinski added age 59

18
141 74
Joe Maddon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 64

19
126 87
Lou Piniella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 75

20
79 45
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added age 95

21
89 84
Leo Durocher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Died at 86 (1905-1991)

22
47 27
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dennis J Skibinski added Died at 78 (1906-1984)

23
55 41
Ralph Houk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added Died at 91 (1919-2010)

24
58 54
Dick Williams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added Died at 82 (1929-2011)

25
51 44
Tom Kelly is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added age 68

26
57 43
Buck Showalter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Tom Derr added age 62

27
48 38
Danny Murtaugh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added Died at 59 (1917-1976)

28
38 50
Gene Mauch is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added Died at 80 (1925-2005)

29
39 30
Al Lopez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added Died at 97 (1908-2005)

30
74 78
Joe Girardi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 54

31
38 48
Charlie Manuel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added age 74

32
36 39
Dick Howser is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added Died at 51 (1936-1987)

33
29 30
Bill McKechnie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Died at 79 (1886-1965)

34
29 27
Bucky Harris is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Died at 81 (1896-1977)

35
22 20
Chuck Tanner is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Tom Derr added Died at 83 (1928-2011)

36
32 17
Mike Scioscia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
JansenMateo added age 60

37
17 20
Dallas Green is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Tom Derr added age 84

38
12 19
Jack McKeon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Tom Derr added age 88

39
16 15
Bob Lemon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Tom Derr added Died at 80 (1920-2000)

40
24 46
Ned Yost is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 63

41
14 14
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
seanmcm added Frank Robinson age 82

42
3 5
George Bamberger is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Shawn Kramlich added Died at 81 (1923-2004)

43
2 6
Tony Davison is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
anthony.davison added Tony Davison 17