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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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146 80
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Casey Stengel Died at 85 (1890-1975)

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123 63
Joe McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Joe McCarthy Died at 56 (1881-1937)

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176 100
Tony La Russa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Tony La Russa age 71

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173 95
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Joe Torre age 75

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147 82
Sparky Anderson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Sparky Anderson Died at 76 (1934-2010)

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142 75
Bobby Cox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Bobby Cox age 74

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117 67
Connie Mack is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Connie Mack Died at 94 (1862-1956)

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126 67
John McGraw is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
John McGraw Died at 61 (1873-1934)

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108 55
Jim Leyland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added Jim Leyland age 71

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120 70
Tommy Lasorda is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
toycannon18 added Tommy Lasorda age 88

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78 49
Walter Alston is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Walter Alston Died at 73 (1911-1984)

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67 29
Earl Weaver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Braden Edgar added Earl Weaver Died at 83 (1930-2013)

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84 50
Billy Martin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added Billy Martin Died at 61 (1928-1989)

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77 43
Whitey Herzog is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
EricWeatherford added Whitey Herzog age 84

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63 48
Miller Huggins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Miller Huggins Died at 50 (1879-1929)

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95 57
Bruce Bochy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added Bruce Bochy age 60

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70 26
Terry Francona is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dennis J Skibinski added Terry Francona age 56

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61 30
Lou Piniella is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Lou Piniella age 72

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40 13
Joe Maddon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Joe Maddon age 61

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46 29
Leo Durocher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Leo Durocher Died at 86 (1905-1991)

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34 33
Dick Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added Dick Williams Died at 82 (1929-2011)

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16 9
Buck Showalter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Tom Derr added Buck Showalter age 59

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26 25
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added Red Schoendienst age 92

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28 26
Ralph Houk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added Ralph Houk Died at 91 (1919-2010)

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24 34
Gene Mauch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added Gene Mauch Died at 80 (1925-2005)

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21 22
Dick Howser is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added Dick Howser Died at 51 (1936-1987)

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28 31
Tom Kelly is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added Tom Kelly age 65

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23 20
Danny Murtaugh is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added Danny Murtaugh Died at 59 (1917-1976)

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17 15
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dennis J Skibinski added Joe Cronin Died at 78 (1906-1984)

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41 50
Joe Girardi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Joe Girardi age 51

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5 3
Chuck Tanner is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Tom Derr added Chuck Tanner Died at 83 (1928-2011)

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4 2
Dallas Green is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Tom Derr added Dallas Green age 81

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4 4
Jack McKeon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Tom Derr added Jack McKeon age 85

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14 20
Bill McKechnie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Bill McKechnie Died at 79 (1886-1965)

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17 20
Al Lopez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added Al Lopez Died at 97 (1908-2005)

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15 20
Bucky Harris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Bucky Harris Died at 81 (1896-1977)

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5 1
Bob Lemon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Tom Derr added Bob Lemon Died at 80 (1920-2000)

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17 34
Charlie Manuel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added Charlie Manuel age 71

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10 23
Ned Yost is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Ned Yost age 61