MLB The Best MLB Managers of All Time  

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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
341 130
Joe McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 56 (1881-1937)
2
351 160
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 85 (1890-1975)
3
320 149
Connie Mack is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 94 (1862-1956)
4
234 81
Miller Huggins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 50 (1879-1929)
5
332 198
Sparky Anderson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 76 (1934-2010)
6
289 162
John McGraw is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 61 (1873-1934)
7
323 205
Bobby Cox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 78
8
309 163
Tommy Lasorda is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
toycannon18 added age 92
9
237 112
Walter Alston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 73 (1911-1984)
10
250 100
Whitey Herzog is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
EricWeatherford added age 86
11
281 148
Jim Leyland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added age 75
12
257 119
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
230 101
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
311 269
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 79
15
308 304
Tony La Russa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 75
16
229 139
Bruce Bochy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added age 64
17
207 104
Terry Francona is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dennis J Skibinski added age 60
18
109 55
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added age 96
19
166 95
Joe Maddon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 65
20
150 101
Lou Piniella is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 76
21
63 34
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
69 54
Tom Kelly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added age 69
23
73 51
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
70 60
Dick Williams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added Dec. at 82 (1929-2011)
25
97 101
Leo Durocher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 86 (1905-1991)