After a quarter century in the managerial game and several close calls, Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker finally won that elusive World Series. The MLBbro manager came close with the San Francisco Giants in 2002 and fell short with the Astros in 2021. The third time was a charm for Baker, who is among an exclusive group of skippers to have 2,000 managerial career wins. Baker has managed 3,884 regular-season games, 10th-most all-time.
Dusty won his first title as a Los Angeles Dodgers player back in 1981. With his 2022 title, Baker now has two titles spanning 41 years from 1981 to 2022. No individual in baseball history had ever had his title-winning ways reach across that many decades.
Dave Roberts’ Dodgers didn’t win another World Series, but the MLBbro manager had many accomplishments, from leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a franchise-record 111 wins (becoming just the fifth team in AL/NL history to win that many games in one season) to moving up the postseason all-time wins list. Roberts is a steady skipper who has won no less than 91 games in six full seasons at the helm. The one season he did, was a COVID-shortened season in which he had a .717 winning percentage and won the whole ball of wax.