List of Major League Baseball managers by wins

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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 August 21 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 1,989 managed wins. The active manager closest to surpassing 1,000 wins is Bud Black, who has 885 wins and 929 losses (a .488 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 wins[edit]

Key
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Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
* Denote manager is active
Rank Name Wins Losses Pct.
1 Connie Mackdagger 3,731 3,948 .486
2 John McGrawdagger 2,763 1,948 .586
3 Tony La Russadagger 2,728 2,365 .536
4 Bobby Coxdagger 2,504 2,001 .556
5 Joe Torredagger 2,326 1,997 .538
6 Sparky Andersondagger 2,194 1,834 .545
7 Bucky Harrisdagger 2,158 2,219 .493
8 Joe McCarthydagger 2,125 1,333 .615
9 Walter Alstondagger 2,040 1,613 .558
10 Leo Durocherdagger 2,008 1,709 .540
11 Bruce Bochy * 1,989 2,008 .498
12 Casey Stengeldagger 1,905 1,842 .508
13 Gene Mauch 1,902 2,037 .483
14 Bill McKechniedagger 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 Mike Scioscia 1,650 1,428 .536
19 Terry Francona * 1,648 1,393 .542
20 Ralph Houk 1,619 1,531 .514
21 Fred Clarkedagger 1,602 1,181 .576
22 Tommy Lasordadagger 1,599 1,439 .526
23 Dick Williamsdagger 1,571 1,451 .520
24 Buck Showalter 1,551 1,517 .506
25 Clark Griffithdagger 1,491 1,367 .520
26 Earl Weaverdagger 1,480 1,060 .583
27 Miller Hugginsdagger 1,413 1,134 .555
28 Al Lopezdagger 1,410 1,004 .584
29 Jimmy Dykes 1,406 1,541 .477
30 Wilbert Robinsondagger 1,399 1,398 .500
31 Davey Johnson 1,372 1,071 .562
32 Chuck Tanner 1,352 1,381 .495
33 Ned Hanlondagger 1,313 1,164 .530
34 Cap Ansondagger 1,295 947 .578
35 Charlie Grimm 1,287 1,067 .547
36 Frank Seleedagger 1,284 862 .598
37 Whitey Herzogdagger 1,281 1,125 .532
38 Billy Martin 1,253 1,013 .553
39 Clint Hurdle * 1,252 1,327 .485
40 Bill Rigney 1,239 1,321 .484
41= Joe Cronindagger 1,236 1,055 .540
41= Joe Maddon * 1,236 1,048 .541
43 Harry Wrightdagger 1,225 885 .581
44 Bob Melvin * 1,200 1,160 .508
45 Ned Yost * 1,189 1,320 .474
46 Mike Hargrove 1,188 1,173 .503
47 Bobby Valentine 1,186 1,165 .504
48 Hughie Jenningsdagger 1,184 995 .543
49 Ron Gardenhire * 1,170 1,223 .489
50 Lou Boudreaudagger 1,162 1,224 .487
51 John McNamara 1,160 1,233 .485
52 Tom Kelly 1,140 1,244 .478
53 Frankie Frischdagger 1,138 1,078 .514
54 Art Howe 1,129 1,137 .498
55 Danny Murtaugh 1,115 950 .540
56 Frank Robinsondagger 1,065 1,176 .475
57 Jack McKeon 1,051 990 .515
58 Billy Southworthdagger 1,044 704 .597
59 Red Schoendienstdagger 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 percentage[edit]

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 McCarthydagger .615 3,487 2,125 1,333
2 Jim Mutrie .611 1,114 658 419
3 Charles Comiskeydagger .608 1,410 839 540
4 Dave Roberts * .602 616 371 245
5 Frank Seleedagger .598 2,180 1,284 862
6 Billy Southworthdagger .597 1,770 1,044 704
7 Frank Chancedagger .593 1,622 946 648
8 John McGrawdagger .586 4,769 2,763 1,948
9 Al Lopezdagger .584 2,425 1,410 1,004
10 Earl Weaverdagger .583 2,541 1,480 1,060
11 Mickey Cochranedagger .582 600 348 250
12 Harry Wrightdagger .581 2,185 1,225 885
13= Eddie Dyer .578 777 446 325
13= Cap Ansondagger .578 2,288 1,295 947
13= Pants Rowland .578 591 339 247
16 Fred Clarkedagger .576 2,829 1,602 1,181
17 Ossie Vitt .570 462 262 198
18 Bill McGunnigle .569 586 327 248
19 John Montgomery Warddagger .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 Alstondagger .558 3,658 2,040 1,613
24= Bobby Coxdagger .556 4,508 2,504 2,001
24= Larry Dierker .556 783 435 348
26= Mike Matheny .555 1,065 591 474
26= Miller Hugginsdagger .555 2,570 1,413 1,134
26= Patsy Tebeau .555 1,339 726 583
26= Bill Terry .555 1,496 823 661
30 Joe Girardi .554 1,782 988 794
31= Buck Ewingdagger .553 903 489 395
31= Billy Martin .553 2,267 1,253 1,013
33 Grady Little .552 648 358 290
34 A. J. Hinch * .551 988 544 444
35= Walter Johnsondagger .550 966 529 432
35= Nap Lajoiedagger .550 700 377 309
37= Charlie Manuel .548 1,826 1,000 826
37= Bill Shettsline .548 677 367 303
37= Jimmy Collinsdagger .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 Andersondagger .545 4,030 2,194 1,834
44= Dick Howser .544 933 507 425
44= Willie Randolph .544 555 302 253
46= Hughie Jenningsdagger .543 2,203 1,184 995
46= Tris Speakerdagger .543 1,139 617 520
48 Terry Francona * .542 3,041 1,648 1,393
49 Joe Maddon * .541 2,285 1,236 1,048

The closest active qualifying manager to the end of this list is Torey Lovullo with a .529 record (239-213) in 452 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 .631 290 183 107
Rocco Baldelli .606 127 77 50
Alex Cora .603 291 175 115
Mike Shildt .557 194 108 86

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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