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List of Major League Baseball managers by wins

Connie Mack baseball card, 1910. Connie Mack is the all-time leader in career wins and losses by a manager.

This article contains a list of all Major League Baseball managers with at least 1,000 career regular-season wins, as well as a second list of managers who have regular season win percentages of at least .540 and managed at least 400 games.[1] Both lists are current through the games of September 15 of the 2019 season.

Connie Mack, who managed the Philadelphia Athletics for 50 years, is the all-time leader in both wins and losses. Due to their length of service, seven of the top ten managers (in wins) also appear in the top ten in losses.

Bruce Bochy is the active wins leader with 1,998 managed wins. The active manager closest to surpassing 1,000 wins is Bud Black, who has 892 wins and 945 losses (a .486 record).

The only managers with over 1,000 losses but fewer than 1,000 wins are Terry Collins, who has 995 wins and 1,017 losses (a .495 record) and Phil Garner, who has 985 wins and 1,054 losses (a .483 record).

Managers with 1,000 or more winsEdit

Key
 
Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
* Denote manager is active
Rank Name Wins Losses Pct.
1 Connie Mack  3,731 3,948 .486
2 John McGraw  2,763 1,948 .586
3 Tony La Russa  2,728 2,365 .536
4 Bobby Cox  2,504 2,001 .556
5 Joe Torre  2,326 1,997 .538
6 Sparky Anderson  2,194 1,834 .545
7 Bucky Harris  2,158 2,219 .493
8 Joe McCarthy  2,125 1,333 .615
9 Walter Alston  2,040 1,613 .558
10 Leo Durocher  2,008 1,709 .540
11 Bruce Bochy * 1,998 2,022 .497
12 Casey Stengel  1,905 1,842 .508
13 Gene Mauch 1,902 2,037 .483
14 Bill McKechnie  1,896 1,723 .524
15 Dusty Baker 1,863 1,636 .532
16 Lou Piniella 1,835 1,713 .517
17 Jim Leyland 1,769 1,728 .506
18 Terry Francona * 1,661 1,403 .542
19 Mike Scioscia 1,650 1,428 .536
20 Ralph Houk 1,619 1,531 .514
21 Fred Clarke  1,602 1,181 .576
22 Tommy Lasorda  1,599 1,439 .526
23 Dick Williams  1,571 1,451 .520
24 Buck Showalter 1,551 1,517 .506
25 Clark Griffith  1,491 1,367 .520
26 Earl Weaver  1,480 1,060 .583
27 Miller Huggins  1,413 1,134 .555
28 Al Lopez  1,410 1,004 .584
29 Jimmy Dykes 1,406 1,541 .477
30 Wilbert Robinson  1,399 1,398 .500
31 Davey Johnson 1,372 1,071 .562
32 Chuck Tanner 1,352 1,381 .495
33 Ned Hanlon  1,313 1,164 .530
34 Cap Anson  1,295 947 .578
35 Charlie Grimm 1,287 1,067 .547
36 Frank Selee  1,284 862 .598
37 Whitey Herzog  1,281 1,125 .532
38 Clint Hurdle * 1,265 1,338 .486
39 Billy Martin 1,253 1,013 .553
40 Joe Maddon * 1,249 1,058 .541
41 Bill Rigney 1,239 1,321 .484
42 Joe Cronin  1,236 1,055 .540
43 Harry Wright  1,225 885 .581
44 Bob Melvin * 1,217 1,167 .510
45 Ned Yost * 1,199 1,333 .474
46 Mike Hargrove 1,188 1,173 .503
47 Bobby Valentine 1,186 1,165 .504
48 Hughie Jennings  1,184 995 .543
49 Ron Gardenhire * 1,176 1,241 .487
50 Lou Boudreau  1,162 1,224 .487
51 John McNamara 1,160 1,233 .485
52 Tom Kelly 1,140 1,244 .478
53 Frankie Frisch  1,138 1,078 .514
54 Art Howe 1,129 1,137 .498
55 Danny Murtaugh 1,115 950 .540
56 Frank Robinson  1,065 1,176 .475
57 Jack McKeon 1,051 990 .515
58 Billy Southworth  1,044 704 .597
59 Red Schoendienst  1,041 955 .522
60 Steve O'Neill 1,040 821 .559
61 Felipe Alou 1,033 1,021 .503
62 Jim Fregosi 1,028 1,095 .484
63 Chuck Dressen 1,008 973 .509
64 Charlie Manuel 1,000 826 .548

Win percentageEdit

 
Known as "Marse Joe", McCarthy guided the New York Yankees to eight pennants in 16 seasons. McCarthy is the all-time leader in winning percentage by a manager in Major League Baseball.

Managers included have managed at least 400 games – a group including 282 managers – and regular season win percentages of at least .540. Note that the total number of games listed for each manager in this table includes tie games though ties are not included in "decided game" statistics. The lowest winning percentage for a qualifying manager is Doc Prothro: .301 (138-320-2) in 460 games.

Rank Name Win Pct. Games Wins Losses
1 Joe McCarthy  .615 3,487 2,125 1,333
2 Jim Mutrie .611 1,114 658 419
3 Charles Comiskey  .608 1,410 839 540
4 Dave Roberts * .601 639 384 255
5 Frank Selee  .598 2,180 1,284 862
6 Billy Southworth  .597 1,770 1,044 704
7 Frank Chance  .593 1,622 946 648
8 John McGraw  .586 4,769 2,763 1,948
9 Al Lopez  .584 2,425 1,410 1,004
10 Earl Weaver  .583 2,541 1,480 1,060
11 Mickey Cochrane  .582 600 348 250
12 Harry Wright  .581 2,185 1,225 885
13= Eddie Dyer .578 777 446 325
13= Cap Anson  .578 2,288 1,295 947
13= Pants Rowland .578 591 339 247
16 Fred Clarke  .576 2,829 1,602 1,181
17 Ossie Vitt .570 462 262 198
18 Bill McGunnigle .569 586 327 248
19 John Montgomery Ward  .563 751 412 320
20 Davey Johnson .562 2,445 1,372 1,071
21 Pat Moran .561 1,344 748 586
22 Steve O'Neill .559 1,879 1,040 821
23 Walter Alston  .558 3,658 2,040 1,613
24= Bobby Cox  .556 4,508 2,504 2,001
24= Larry Dierker .556 783 435 348
26= Mike Matheny .555 1,065 591 474
26= Miller Huggins  .555 2,570 1,413 1,134
26= Patsy Tebeau .555 1,339 726 583
26= Bill Terry .555 1,496 823 661
26= A. J. Hinch * .555 1,011 561 450
31 Joe Girardi .554 1,782 988 794
32= Buck Ewing  .553 903 489 395
32= Billy Martin .553 2,267 1,253 1,013
34 Grady Little .552 648 358 290
35= Walter Johnson  .550 966 529 432
35= Nap Lajoie  .550 700 377 309
37= Charlie Manuel .548 1,826 1,000 826
37= Bill Shettsline .548 677 367 303
37= Jimmy Collins  .548 842 455 376
40 Charlie Grimm .547 2,368 1,287 1,067
41= Sam Mele .546 963 524 436
41= George Gibson .546 759 413 344
43 Sparky Anderson  .545 4,030 2,194 1,834
44= Dick Howser .544 933 507 425
44= Willie Randolph .544 555 302 253
46= Hughie Jennings  .543 2,203 1,184 995
46= Tris Speaker  .543 1,139 617 520
48= Terry Francona * .542 3,064 1,661 1,403
48= Joe Maddon * .541 2,308 1,249 1,058

The closest active qualifying manager to the end of this list is Torey Lovullo with a .530 record (251-223) in 474 games. The following active managers have a higher winning percentage than Lovullo, but have not reached 400 managed games.

Name Win Pct. Games Wins Losses
Aaron Boone .633 313 198 115
Rocco Baldelli .611 149 91 58
Alex Cora .601 311 187 124
Mike Shildt .569 218 124 94

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MLB Managers". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference. Retrieved 13 April 2019.