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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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243 108
Joe McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Died at 56 (1881-1937)

2
235 105
John McGraw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Died at 61 (1873-1934)

3
234 119
Connie Mack is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Died at 94 (1862-1956)

4
250 141
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Died at 85 (1890-1975)

5
258 155
Sparky Anderson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Died at 76 (1934-2010)

6
238 116
Tommy Lasorda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
toycannon18 added age 91

7
142 64
Miller Huggins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Died at 50 (1879-1929)

8
246 168
Bobby Cox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 77

9
160 86
Walter Alston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Died at 73 (1911-1984)

10
205 120
Jim Leyland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added age 74

11
265 202
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 78

12
159 77
Earl Weaver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Braden Edgar added Died at 83 (1930-2013)

13
163 79
Whitey Herzog is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
EricWeatherford added age 86

14
273 221
Tony La Russa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 74

15
170 95
Billy Martin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added Died at 61 (1928-1989)

16
145 118
Bruce Bochy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added age 63

17
121 60
Joe Maddon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 64

18
135 81
Terry Francona is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dennis J Skibinski added age 59

19
108 73
Lou Piniella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 75

20
84 61
Leo Durocher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Died at 86 (1905-1991)

21
59 39
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added age 95

22
53 43
Dick Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added Died at 82 (1929-2011)

23
43 31
Danny Murtaugh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added Died at 59 (1917-1976)

24
49 36
Buck Showalter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Tom Derr added age 62

25
40 41
Tom Kelly is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added age 68

26
32 24
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dennis J Skibinski added Died at 78 (1906-1984)

27
67 73
Joe Girardi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 54

28
38 37
Ralph Houk is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added Died at 91 (1919-2010)

29
33 48
Gene Mauch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added Died at 80 (1925-2005)

30
32 29
Al Lopez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added Died at 97 (1908-2005)

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34 47
Charlie Manuel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added age 74

32
30 37
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
24 29
Bill McKechnie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Died at 79 (1886-1965)

34
24 26
Bucky Harris is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Died at 81 (1896-1977)

35
18 17
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
17 16
Dallas Green is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Tom Derr added age 84

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27 13
Mike Scioscia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
JansenMateo added age 60

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10 17
Jack McKeon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Tom Derr added age 88

39
14 13
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
23 43
Ned Yost is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 63

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2 1
Tony Davison is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
anthony.davison added Tony Davison 17

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9 11
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
seanmcm added Frank Robinson age 82

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1 2
George Bamberger is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Shawn Kramlich added Died at 81 (1923-2004)

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1 2
B-Money is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
BentonLee added B-Money