List of Arizona Diamondbacks managers

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Kirk Gibson, the current manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks

There have been a total of six managers in the history of the Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise of the National League. The Diamondbacks franchise was formed in the 1998 Major League Baseball season as a member of the National League.[1] Buck Showalter was hired as the first Diamondbacks manager. Showalter served for three (1998-2000) seasons before being replaced after the 2000 season. In terms of tenure, Bob Melvin has managed more games and seasons than any other coach in the Diamondbacks franchise history. He has managed the Diamondbacks to one playoff berth, in 2007, in which he led the team to the National League Championship Series (NLCS).[2][3] Al Pedrique and A.J. Hinch are the only two managers in the Diamondbacks history to not lead a team into the playoffs.

In the 2000 baseball season, the Diamondbacks decided to release Buck Showalter, soon then to be replaced by manager Bob Brenly. The following year, Brenly led the Diamondbacks to win the 2001 World Series.[4] However, after a poor 2003 and start of the 2004 season, Brenly was also released and was replaced with Al Pedrique[5] , the third base coach for the Diamondbacks at the time. At the end of that season, the Diamondbacks originally hired Wally Backman as their new manager for the team. Though, after allegations of Backman driving under the influence, the Diamondbacks decided to instead hire Bob Melvin as their new manager instead of hiring Backman.[6] Melvin, the former Mariners manager, led the Diamondbacks since the 2005 season of baseball. Prior to the May 8, 2009 game the Diamondbacks replaced Melvin with A.J. Hinch.[7]

Key[edit]

# Number of coaches[A]
GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
Win% Winning percentage

Statistics are accurate through the 2009 MLB season.

Buck Showalter is the first head coach of the Arizona Diamondbacks
Bob Melvin, the former manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks

Managers[edit]

# Name Term Regular season Playoffs Awards Reference
GC W L Win% GC W L
1 Buck Showalter 19982000 486 250 236 0.514 4 1 3 1999 National League West Championship. [8]
2 Bob Brenly 20012004 565 303 262 0.536 20 11 9 2001 & 2002 National League West Championship, 2001 National League Championship Series Championship, 2001 World Series Championship. [9]
3 Al Pedrique 2004 83 22 61 0.265 [10]
4 Bob Melvin 2005–2009 677 337 340 0.498 7 3 4 2007 National League Manager of Year, 2007 National League West Champions. [11]
5 A. J. Hinch 20092010 212 89 123 0.420 [12]
6 Kirk Gibson 2010 407 209 198 0.514 5 2 3 2011 National League Manager of Year, 2011 National League West Champions. [13]

Wally Backman was hired as the Diamondbacks manager on 11/1/2004, but was fired four days later on 11/5/2004, due to off-field issues.

Notes[edit]

  • A A running total of the number of managers of the Diamondbacks. Thus any manager who has had two or more terms as manager is only counted once.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arizona Diamondbacks History & Encyclopedia". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  2. ^ "2007 NL Division Series (3-0): Arizona Diamondbacks (90-72) over Chicago Cubs (85-77)". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  3. ^ "2007 NL Championship Series (4-0): Colorado Rockies (90-73) over Arizona Diamondbacks (90-72)". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  4. ^ "2001 World Series (4-3): Arizona Diamondbacks (92-70) over New York Yankees (95-65)". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  5. ^ "Diamondbacks Fire Brenly as Manager". The New York Times. 2004-07-03. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  6. ^ Schlegel, John (2004-11-05). "Diamondbacks hire Melvin". mlb.com. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  7. ^ http://ktar.com/?sid=1153587&nid=184
  8. ^ "Buck Showalter Managerial Record". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  9. ^ "Bob Brenly Managerial Record". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  10. ^ "Al Pedrique Managerial Record". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  11. ^ "Bob Melvin Managerial Record". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-01-07. 
  12. ^ "A. J. Hinch Managerial Record". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  13. ^ "Kirk Gibson Managerial Record". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-07-11.