Baseball List of Famous Managers

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List of famous managers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top managers in the world? This includes the most prominent managers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable managers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic managers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned managers.

List of famous people in baseball management ranges from Rogers Hornsby to Honus Wagner and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known managers to the lesser known managers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the manager field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous managers ever?" and "What are the names of famous managers?" then you're in the right place. 

Tommy Lasorda is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Managers
Thomas Charles "Tommy" Lasorda is a former Major League baseball player who has had a lengthy career in sports management. In 2009, he marked his sixth decade in one capacity or ...more

Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Managers
Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra is a retired American Major League Baseball catcher, manager, and coach. He played almost his entire 19-year baseball career for the New York Yankees. He is ...more

Dick Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Managers
Richard Hirschfeld "Dick" Williams was an American left fielder, third baseman, manager, coach and front office consultant in Major League Baseball. Known especially as a hard-driving, ...more

Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Managers
Johannes Peter "Honus" Wagner was an American baseball shortstop who played 21 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1897 to 1917, almost entirely for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Wagner ...more

Sparky Anderson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Managers
George Lee "Sparky" Anderson was a Major League Baseball player and manager. He managed the National League's Cincinnati Reds to the 1975 and 1976 championships, then added a third ...more

Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Managers
Frank Robinson is an American former Major League Baseball outfielder and manager. He played for five teams from 1956 to 1976, and became the only player to win league MVP honors in both the ...more

Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Managers
Frank Leroy Chance was an American professional baseball player. A first baseman, Chance played in Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees from 1898 through 1914. He also ...more

Bucky Walters is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Managers
William Henry "Bucky" Walters was an American Major League Baseball All-Star pitcher. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Walters played for the Boston Braves, Boston Red Sox, ...more

Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Managers
Albert Fred "Red" Schoendienst is an American Major League Baseball coach, and former player and manager. An outstanding second baseman, he played for 19 years with the St. Louis ...more

Larry Parrish is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Managers
Larry Alton Parrish is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and current manager of the Toledo Mud Hens. Parrish batted right-handed and played with the Montreal Expos, Texas Rangers and ...more

Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Managers
Tristram E. Speaker, nicknamed "The Grey Eagle", was an American baseball player. Considered one of the best offensive and defensive center fielders in the history of Major League ...more

Alex Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Managers
Sir Alexander Chapman "Alex" Ferguson, CBE, is a Scottish former football manager and player who managed Manchester United from 1986 to 2013. His time at the club has led to Ferguson ...more

Tony La Russa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Managers
Anthony "Tony" La Russa, Jr. is an American professional baseball player, manager, and executive. He is best known for his tenures as manager of the Chicago White Sox, Oakland ...more

Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Managers
Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel, nicknamed "The Old Perfessor", was an American Major League Baseball outfielder and manager. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in ...more

Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Managers
Rogers Hornsby, Sr., nicknamed "The Rajah", was an American baseball infielder, manager, and coach who played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball. He played for the St. Louis ...more

Bill Terry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Managers
William Harold Terry was a Major League Baseball first baseman and manager. Considered one of the greatest players of all time, Terry was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1954. In ...more

Bobby Cox is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Managers
Robert Joseph "Bobby" Cox is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and manager. He first led the Atlanta Braves from 1978 to 1981, and then managed the Toronto Blue Jays from ...more

Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Managers
Walter Perry Johnson, nicknamed "Barney" and "The Big Train", was a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. He played his entire 21-year baseball career for the ...more

George Kelly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Managers
George Lange Kelly, nicknamed "Long George" and "High Pockets", was a Major League Baseball first baseman. He played most of his MLB career for the New York Giants, but also ...more

Joe Tinker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Managers
Joseph Bert Tinker was an American professional baseball player and manager. He played from 1902 through 1916 for the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball and the Chicago ...more

Roger Connor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Managers
Roger Connor was a 19th-century Major League Baseball player. He played for several teams, but his longest tenure was in New York, where he was responsible for the New York Gothams becoming ...more

Jake Beckley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Managers
Jacob Peter Beckley, nicknamed "Eagle Eye", was a Major League Baseball player at the turn of the 20th century. He played for several major league teams between 1888 and 1907. He was ...more

Connie Mack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Managers
Cornelius McGillicuddy, Sr., better known as Connie Mack, was an American professional baseball player, manager, and team owner. The longest-serving manager in Major League Baseball history, he ...more

Jerry Grote is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Managers
Gerald Wayne Grote is a former professional baseball player. He played the majority of his Major League Baseball career as a catcher for the New York Mets and was regarded as one of the best ...more

Larry Bowa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Managers
Lawrence Robert Bowa is a former professional baseball shortstop, former manager, and coach in Major League Baseball. He played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs and New York Mets; ...more

Bucky Harris is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Managers
Stanley Raymond "Bucky" Harris was an American Major League Baseball player, manager and executive. In 1975, the Veterans Committee elected Harris, as a manager, to the Baseball Hall

Charles Small is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Managers
Charles Albert Small was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball player who played in 25 games for the Boston Red Sox during the 1930 baseball season. Born in Auburn, Maine, he was ...more

Miss Elizabeth is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Managers
Elizabeth Ann Hulette, best known as Miss Elizabeth, was an American professional wrestling manager. She gained international fame from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s in the World Wrestling ...more

Buck Martinez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Managers
John Albert "Buck" Martinez is a former Major League Baseball catcher and manager, and is currently the television play-by-play announcer for the Toronto Blue Jays. He played 17 ...more

Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Managers
Frank Francis Frisch, nicknamed The Fordham Flash or The Old Flash, was a German American Major League Baseball player and manager of the first half of the twentieth century. Frisch was a ...more

Miller Huggins is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Managers
Miller James Huggins was an American professional baseball player and manager. Huggins played second base for the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals. He managed the Cardinals and New York ...more

Walter Alston is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Managers
Walter Emmons Alston, nicknamed "Smokey", was an American baseball player and manager in Major League Baseball. He is best known as the manager of the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers ...more

Al Lopez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Managers
Alfonso Ramón "Al" López was an American catcher and manager in Major League Baseball. He played catcher for the Brooklyn Robins/Dodgers, Boston Bees, Pittsburgh Pirates ...more

José Mourinho is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Managers
José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix, OIH, known as José Mourinho, is a Portuguese football manager and former football player who is the current manager of English ...more

Mark DeJohn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Managers
Mark DeJohn Mark Stephen DeJohn is a former professional baseball infielder, coach and manager. A switch hitter who threw right-handed, DeJohn stood 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighed 170 pounds. A former ...more

Hal Luby is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Managers
Hal Luby Hugh Max "Hal" Luby was an American professional baseball third baseman, second baseman, manager and front-office executive. Apart from two trials in Major League Baseball with the ...more

Wilbert Robinson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Managers
Wilbert Robinson, nicknamed "Uncle Robbie", was an American catcher, coach and manager in Major League Baseball. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945.

Kid Nichols is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Managers
Charles Augustus "Kid" Nichols was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Boston Beaneaters, St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies from 1890 to 1906. A switch ...more

Ted Lyons is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Managers
Theodore Amar Lyons was an American professional baseball starting pitcher, manager and coach in Major League Baseball. He played MLB seasons, all with the Chicago White Sox. He is the franchise ...more

Joe Maddon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Managers
Joseph John Maddon is a Major League Baseball manager, currently serving as manager of the Chicago Cubs. Maddon began his coaching career with the California Angels in 1993 and served under ...more

Harry Wright is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Managers
William Henry "Harry" Wright was an English-born American professional baseball player, manager, and developer. He assembled, managed, and played center field for baseball's first ...more

Nap Kloza is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Managers
Nap Kloza John Clarence "Nap" Kloza was a professional baseball player and manager. Listed at 5' 11", 180 lb., he batted and threw right-handed. Sometimes he is credited as Jack Kloza. ...more

Hughie Jennings is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Managers
Hugh Ambrose Jennings was a Major League Baseball player and manager from 1891 to 1925. Jennings was a leader, both as a batter and as a shortstop, with the Baltimore Orioles teams that won ...more

Lenn Sakata is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Managers
Lenn Haruki Sakata is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as a utility player from 1977 to 1987 and was a member of the Baltimore Orioles 1983 World ...more

Hugh Duffy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Managers
Hugh Duffy was an outfielder and manager in Major League Baseball. He was a player or player-manager for the Chicago White Stockings, Chicago Pirates, Boston Reds, Boston Beaneaters, Milwaukee ...more

Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Managers
Michael Jack Schmidt is an American baseball third baseman who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies. Schmidt was a twelve-time All-Star and a three-time ...more

Kiki Cuyler is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Managers
Hazen Shirley "Kiki" Cuyler was a Major League Baseball right fielder from 1921 until 1938. Cuyler established a reputation as an outstanding hitter with great speed. He regularly ...more

Ole Gunnar Solskjær is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Managers
Ole Gunnar Solskjær is a Norwegian football manager and former player. As a player, he spent most of his career playing as a forward for Manchester United. Before his arrival in England, ...more

Bill McKechnie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Managers
William Boyd McKechnie was an American professional baseball player, manager and coach. He played in Major League Baseball as a third baseman during the dead ball era. McKechnie was the first ...more

Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Managers
Ryne Dee Sandberg, nicknamed "Ryno", is an American professional baseball player, coach, and manager. He played in Major League Baseball as a second baseman for the Philadelphia ...more