Four MLB managers have at least 2,500 career wins, though none of the four is an active manager for the 2023 season.
Only one of the managers in the top 10 career wins list is currently in the major leagues.
MLB Managers Ranked By Wins
|1||Dusty Baker||Houston Astros||2,167|
|2||Bruce Bochy||Texas Rangers||2,076|
|3||Terry Francona||Cleveland Guardians||1,936|
|4||Buck Showalter||New York Mets||1,712|
|5||Bob Melvin||San Diego Padres||1,496|
|6||Bud Black||Colorado Rockies||1,115|
|7||A.J. Hinch||Detroit Tigers||772|
|8||Dave Roberts||Los Angeles Dodgers||733|
|9||Kevin Cash||Tampa Bay Rays||720|
|10||Craig Counsell||Milwaukee Brewers||688|
1. Dusty Baker – Astros
Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker has been around the block, managing multiple teams throughout his career. Baker began with the San Francisco Giants in 1993 and has been the manager of five teams. Baker has kept the Astros in the AL West division race, but the team struggled over the last week, compiling two victories.
2. Bruce Bochy – Rangers
Bruce Bochy returned as a manager in 2023, now the bench boss for the Texas Rangers. His most famous tenure came with the Giants from 2007 to 2019, where he led them to three World Series victories. Bochy and the Rangers are going through a troublesome stretch as the end of August looms, only adding two more wins over the last week.
3. Terry Francona – Guardians
Terry Francona was the Boston Red Sox’s longtime manager, helping break the curse in 2004 when the Red Sox won their first World Series since 1918. Since 2013, Francona has managed the Cleveland Guardians. Francona and the Guardians have continued to fall further back in the AL Central, adding just two wins over the last week.
4. Buck Showalter – Mets
The 66-year-old Buck Showalter is managing his fifth team, the New York Mets. Previously, Showalter led the New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, Texas Rangers, and Baltimore Orioles. Showalter’s tenure with the Mets hasn’t gone according to plan in 2023, but they made progress over the last week, picking up five wins.
5. Bob Melvin – Padres
Bob Melvin helped lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a World Series victory in 2001. He is now with the San Diego Padres but managed three other teams throughout his career. Even though the Padres have a ton of talent on their roster, it’s primarily been a struggle this year. Melvin led the Padres to three victories over the last week, but the team is still slowly fading in the NL playoff race.
6. Bud Black – Rockies
Former National League Manager of the Year with the Padres, Bud Black, has found a new home with the Colorado Rockies. Black has two World Series titles (1985 and 2002) but finds himself with a rebuilding Rockies in 2023. Black has been a solid veteran presence for the Rockies as their manager and helped lead them to three victories over the last week.
7. A.J. Hinch – Tigers
It was a controversial win, but A.J. Hinch captured the World Series with the 2017 Houston Astros. Many were unsure if he’d manage again, but he signed a deal with the Detroit Tigers in 2021. The Tigers have gone through a favorable stretch over the last week, which saw Hinch add four more victories.
8. Dave Roberts – Dodgers
Dave Roberts has found great success managing the Los Angeles Dodgers. He won a World Series as a player with the Red Sox in 2004 before capturing his first as a manager in 2020 with the Dodgers. Roberts and the Dodgers continued streaking over the last week, even after having their win streak snapped. Roberts added five more victories to his resume.
9. Kevin Cash – Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays are Kevin Cash’s first managerial job, where he has won back-to-back AL Manager of the Year awards (2020 and 2021). Cash has been a significant part of the Rays’ success this season, leading them to the second-best record in baseball. Cash and the Rays have struggled to find consistency, but they had a nice stretch over the last week, adding four more wins.
10. Craig Counsell – Brewers
Craig Counsell has managed nearly 1200 games in MLB, all of which have come with the Milwaukee Brewers. Counsell won two World Series titles (1997 and 2001) as a player but is still looking for his first as a manager. Counsell and the Brewers had another solid week, solidifying themselves at the top of the NL Central by adding three more wins.
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