Every time he tries to leave something keeps pulling MLBbro Dusty Baker back to the field of dreams.

Only this time he’ll be moving on up to the front office. After originally retiring from managing after a 26 year career, Baker is returning with the San Francisco Giants as a special advisor to baseball operations the team announced on Thursday.

Dusty began his MLB managerial career with the Giants in 1993 where he led them to a 2002 World Series appearance (Lost to the Anaheim Angels in 7), two NL West titles and three trips to the postseason with Barry Bonds setting records that may never be broken.

Dusty Baker Returns to San Francisco 

Although he is not returning to the dugout, this role isn’t unfamiliar to him. Baker served as a special advisor to team CEO Larry Baer from 2018 to ’19. Baker’s role in his third stint with the team will be similar to the role he had in 2018, having a hand in both business and baseball operations.

Even though Baker has reached the mountain top with the Astros winning a World Series (2022) and coached teams such as the Chicago Cubs (2003-2006), Cincinnati Reds (2008 to 2013), and the Washington Nationals (2016-2017), Baker considers the Bay Area home.

 “I’ve enjoyed my stops at various places, but I’m happy to be back home,” Baker said in a team release. “I look forward to providing guidance to the organization and helping the Giants get back to the top in a very tough division.” 

Dusty Baker Has The Winning Formula 

The 74-years-young Baker surely has limitless amounts of knowledge and wisdom to share.

In his career in the dugout Baker has reached three World Series, became the first manager in MLB history to lead five different teams to division titles, captured three NL Manager of the Year awards and has 2,183 wins under his belt.

The Giants are excited to be able to tap into Dusty’s endless well of baseball knowledge going forward.

“I was fortunate enough to get to know Dusty when we overlapped in the organization in 2019, and I’m excited to get to work with him again,” Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said in a statement. “I learn something new in every interaction with him and look forward to leaning on his experience and perspective on the game.”

The Giants have not been to the postseason since 2021 and had a disappointing ’23 season placing 4th in the NL West (79-83 record).
We look forward to watching this MLBbro legend help the organization turn things around and get back on a winning track
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