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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
320 119
Joe McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 56 (1881-1937)

2
325 150
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 85 (1890-1975)

3
299 136
Connie Mack is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 94 (1862-1956)

4
215 71
Miller Huggins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 50 (1879-1929)

5
279 143
John McGraw is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 61 (1873-1934)

6
308 187
Sparky Anderson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 76 (1934-2010)

7
290 146
Tommy Lasorda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
toycannon18 added age 92

8
300 195
Bobby Cox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 78

9
218 105
Walter Alston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 73 (1911-1984)

10
233 90
Whitey Herzog is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
EricWeatherford added age 86

11
236 108
Billy Martin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added Dec. at 61 (1928-1989)

12
264 140
Jim Leyland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added age 75

13
209 95
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
294 251
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 79

15
294 284
Tony La Russa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 75

16
211 132
Bruce Bochy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added age 64

17
190 96
Terry Francona is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dennis J Skibinski added age 60

18
155 82
Joe Maddon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 65

19
96 50
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added age 96

20
133 95
Lou Piniella is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 76

21
57 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
63 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
62 46
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
59 50
Tom Kelly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added age 69

25
91 95
Leo Durocher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 86 (1905-1991)