Dusty Baker and the Houston Astros looked to close out their quest for a World Series Championship in six games on Saturday night. Sure, this would be the Astros’ first championship since 2017, but this one would be different for two reasons.

Number one, the Astros would not have a black cloud hanging over their accomplishment. Number two, Dusty Baker was not the manager of that controversial 2017 team and a victory would finish his goal of bringing back respect to the franchise.


Dusty Baker Can Bring Back Two Things For The Houston Astros This Postseason…A Championship and Respect


Before the game started, Our MLBbro manager and only representative in The Series, had the most managerial wins all-time without a World Series title. Well those days are over. The Houston Astros defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 to win the World Series and give our MLBbro, Dusty Baker, his first managerial championship after over 2000 wins.

With the victory, Baker became only the third black manager in MLB history to win a World Series title joining Cito Gaston of the Toronto Blue Jays and Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Here are some more accomplishments throughout Dusty’s baseball career…

The MLBbro player:
● 1977 NLCS Most Valuable Player
● 1981 World Series Champion

The MLBbro manager:
● Three-time manager of the year recipient
● 4th manager all-time with 100 wins in a season in both the American and National Leagues
● He’s one of only two individuals in MLB history (Joe Torre being the other) to notch 1800 plus hits as a player and wins as a manager.

For the first five innings of the game, to say nothing happened would be considered exciting. But in the bottom of the sixth inning down 1-0 after a solo home run from Kyle Schwarber, the Astros exploded with four runs spearheaded by an absolute monster three run shot from Yordan Alvarez.

This is how MLBbro.com describes explosions on MLBbro managed teams:



For Alvarez, this has been the wildest roller coaster ride for any World Series participant in some time. He had three home runs that turned out to be game winners combined with slumps. His home run to close out Game 6 was not the only dinger that powered Baker to his first championship… A three run homer in the bottom of the 9th with two outs in Game 1…



After a two run shot in Game 2, things went dark (With a 5-42 slump!) until his series clinching bomb to end the Phillies chances. Remember that Philadelphia record-setting home run party in Game 3?



The Astros pitching and defense shut down the Phillies offense to the point of only three runs in three games and only nine hits over the same span! But as proud as the entire MLBbro.com is of Dusty Baker and his first championship, his most important task was not on the field. It was in a press conference speaking out about the fact that this is the first World Series since 1950 that there are no U.S.-born Black players in this year’s fall classic. A must listen…



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