Baseball Managers in History

Events in Sport

  • 1913-01-08 Frank Chance becomes NY Yankees manager
  • 1913-10-24 Joe Tinker fired as Cincinnati Reds manager
  • 1918-08-09 Reds manager Christy Mathewson suspects Hal Chase of taking bribes to fix games, and suspends him "for indifferent play"
  • 1918-08-27 Christy Mathewson resigns as Reds manager to accept a commission as a captain in chemical warfare branch of Army
  • 1918-12-31 Kid Gleason replaces Pants Rowland as White Sox manager
  • 1924-02-10 Bucky Harris at 27, becomes youngest baseball manager (Washington Senators)

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

1926-11-11 Future Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman Eddie Collins is released as Chicago White Sox player/manager; replaced by another future HOF'er catcher Ray Schalk

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1929-12-20 Heinie Wagner replaces Bill Carrigan as Red Sox manager

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1948-07-16 MLB manager merry-go-round: Philadelphia Phillies - Ben Chapman out / Eddie Sawyer in; NY Giants - Mel Ott out / Leo Durocher in; Brooklyn Dodgers - Durocher out / Burt Shotton in

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1956-10-25 White Sox manager Marty Marion resigns and is replaced by Al López
  • 1969-04-01 Seattle Pilots trade little-known minor league outfielder Lou Piniella to KC Royals for 2 prospects; hits .282 with 11 HRs & 68 RBI to win AL Rookie of the Year; becomes leading MLB manager

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1969-12-13 MLB manager Billy Martin fired by the Minnesota Twins

Baseball Player and Manager Billy Martin
Baseball Player and Manager
Billy Martin

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1975-04-08 Frank Robinson debuts as 1st African American baseball manager (Cleveland Indians beat New York Yankees, 5-3)

MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson
  • 1977-06-05 Los Angeles Dodgers retire Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and manager Walter Alston's #24
  • 1981-04-25 Seattle Mariners MLB manager Maury Wills is suspended for 2 games after ordering Kingdome grounds crew to enlarge batter's boxes by one foot

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1986-06-20 Jim Fregosi replaces Tony La Russa as White Sox manager

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa

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1988-05-02 Reds manager Pete Rose is suspended for 30 days for pushing an umpire

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1989-02-17 Former baseball player and manager Leo Durocher injured in a car crash
  • 1989-02-28 10-time All Star second baseman and manager Red Schoendienst and umpire Al Barlick are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1989-03-20 Baseball announces Reds manager Pete Rose is under investigation
  • 2019-06-04 SF MLB manager Bruce Bochy reaches 1,000 win mark with the club as Giants beat Mets, 9-3 in NYC; second after legendary John McGraw to reach milestone
  • 2020-01-14 Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora is fired amid Major League Baseball's investigation into sign-stealing by the Houston Astros; Cora was previously the Astros' bench coach before moving to Boston

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1852-04-17 Cap Anson, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and manager (NL batting champion 1881, 88; 8 × NL RBI leader; Chicago White Stockings / Colts), born in Marshalltown, Iowa (d. 1922)
  • 1855-02-19 John Morrill, American baseball first baseman and manager (National League pennant: 1877, 78, 83; Boston Red Caps/Beaneaters), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1932)
  • 1857-08-22 Ned Hanlon, American baseball player and manager, born in Montville, Connecticut (d. 1937)
  • 1868-05-10 Ed Barrow, American baseball manager (d. 1953)
  • 1869-11-20 Clark Griffith, American MLB baseball player and manager (NY Yankees), born in Clear Creek, Missouri (d. 1955)
  • 1877-09-09 Frank Chance, American baseball player, manager and "Tinkers to Evers to Chance", born in Salida, California (d. 1924
  • 1879-09-17 Rube Foster, American baseball player, manager and executive (Negro leagues), born in Calvert, Texas (d. 1930)
  • 1880-07-27 Joe Tinker, American professional baseball player and manager, born in Muscotah, Kansas (d. 1948)
  • 1881-12-25 Joseph V McCarthy, baseball manager (NY Yankees)
  • 1883-02-13 Harold "Hal" Chase, baseball player and manager
  • 1886-10-23 Lena Blackburne, American baseball infielder, manager, coach (Chicago WS; discovered rubbing clay to take the shine off baseballs), born in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania (d. 1968)
  • 1887-04-21 Joe McCarthy, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (World Series 1932, 36–39, 41, 43; New York Yankees), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • 1896-11-08 Bucky Harris, American baseball player and manager (Phillies, Yankees), born in Port Jervis, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1900-12-20 Gabby Harnett, American baseball player and manager (NL MVP 1935), born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island (d. 1972)

Person of interestLeo Durocher

1906-07-27 Leo Durocher, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (MLB All Star 1936, 38, 40; World Series 1928, 34; NY Yankees, St.L Cardinals) and manager (World Series 1954 NY Giants; 1963 LA Dodgers), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1991)

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1909-07-07 Billy Herman, American baseball hall of fame second baseman and manager (Dodgers, Cubs), born in New Albany, Indiana (d. 1992)
  • 1911-11-03 Johnny Keane, American baseball manager (World Series 1964 St. Louis Cardinals; NY Yankees), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1967)
  • 1911-12-01 Walter Alston, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and manager (Brooklyn/LA Dodgers), born in Venice, Ohio (d. 1984)
  • 1913-08-11 Bob Scheffing, American professional baseball player and manager (d. 1985)
  • 1915-04-19 Harry Craft, American MLB baseball player and manager, born in Ellisville, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1916-07-31 Billy Hitchcock, American baseball infielder, manager, official (Detroit Tigers; president Double-A Southern League 1971–80), born in Inverness, Alabama(d. 2006)
  • 1917-07-17 Lou Bourdeau, baseball player and manager (1948 AP Athlete of Year)
  • 1917-10-08 Danny Murtaugh, American baseball infielder and manager (World Series 1960, 71; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)
  • 1918-01-29 William Rigney, baseball manager (SF Giants)
  • 1920-09-15 Dave Garcia, MLB manager (California Angels, Cleveland Indians), born in San Diego, California (d. 2018)
  • 1922-01-07 Alvin Dark, American baseball player and manager, born in Comanche, Oklahoma, (d. 2014)
  • 1922-07-31 Hank Bauer, American baseball infielder, manager (8-time World Series champion; NY Yankees, Baltimore Orioles), born in East St. Louis, Illinois (d. 2007)

Person of interestTommy Lasorda

1927-09-22 Tommy Lasorda, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (World Series 1981, 88; NL Manager of the Year 1983, 88; LA Dodgers 1976-96), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (d. 2021) [1]

Baseball Pitcher and Manager Tommy Lasorda
Baseball Pitcher and Manager
Tommy Lasorda

Person of interestBilly Martin

1928-05-16 Billy Martin, American baseball 2nd baseman (MLB All Star 1956; World Series 1951, 52, 53, 56; NY Yankees) and manager (World Series 1977 NY Yankees), born in Berekeley, California (d. 1989)

Baseball Player and Manager Billy Martin
Baseball Player and Manager
Billy Martin
  • 1929-05-07 Dick Williams, American Baseball Hall of Fame utility (Brooklyn Dodgers) and manager (World Series 1972, 73; Oakland A's), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • 1930-08-14 Earl Weaver, American hall of fame MLB manager (Baltimore Orioles 1968-82, 1985-86), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • 1931-05-26 Jim Frey, American MLB manager (Kansas City Royals, American League C'ship 1980; Chicago Cubs), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • 1931-11-09 Whitey Herzog, American baseball manager (St Louis Cardinals), born in New Athens, Illinois
  • 1932-06-04 John McNamara, American MLB manager (American League Manager of the Year 1986; Boston Red Sox), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2020)

Person of interestSparky Anderson

1934-02-22 Sparky Anderson, American MLB manager (Cincinnati Reds; World Series 1984 Detroit Tigers), born in Bridgewater, South Dakota (d. 2010)

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • 1934-08-04 Dallas Green, baseball manager (Phillies, Yankees), born in Newport, Delaware (d. 2017)
  • 1935-12-17 Cal Ripken Sr, American MLB manager (Baltimore Orioles), born in Aberdeen, Maryland (d. 1999)
  • 1941-06-13 Marcel Lachemann, American MLB manager and pitching coach (Oakland Athletics), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-01-07 Jim Lefebvre, American baseball manager (Seattle Mariners), born in Hawthorne, California
  • 1943-01-30 Davy Johnson, American baseball player and manager (NY Mets), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1944-03-17 Cito Gaston, MLB manager (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1944-04-07 Bill Stoneman, American baseball player and manager

Person of interestTony La Russa

1944-10-04 Tony La Russa, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder and manager (Chicago, Oakland, St. Louis), born in Tampa, Florida

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa
  • 1946-12-15 Art Howe, American MLB baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates) and manager, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-12-25 Gene Lamont, American baseball player and manager
  • 1947-07-31 John Vukovich, American baseball infielder, manager (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2007)
  • 1947-11-19 Bob Boone, baseball player and manager (Phillies, Angels), born in San Diego, California
  • 1949-04-30 Phil Garner, American baseball player and manager (Astros), born in Jefferson City, Tennessee
  • 1950-08-15 Tom Kelly, American baseball manager (Minnesota Twins), born in Graceville, Minnesota
  • 1953-08-16 Nick Leyva, baseball manager (Phillies 1988-91)

Person of interestWillie Randolph

1954-07-06 Willie Randolph, MLB second baseman and manager (NY Mets), born in Holly Hill, South Carolina

MLB Second Baseman and Manager Willie Randolph
MLB Second Baseman and Manager
Willie Randolph
  • 1955-04-16 Bruce Bochy, American baseball player and manager (San Francisco Giants), born in Landes de Boussac, Bussac-Forêt, France
  • 1955-08-19 Ned Yost, American baseball player and manager
  • 1956-05-23 Buck Showalter, American baseball manager (AL Manager of the Year 1994, 2004, 14; NY Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles) and analyst (ESPN, YES network), born in DeFuniak Springs, Florida
  • 1957-07-30 Clint Hurdle, American baseball player and manager, born in Big Rapids, Michigan
  • 1957-10-24 Ron Gardenhire, German-American baseball manager, born in Butzbach, Hessen, West Germany
  • 1958-11-27 Mike Scioscia, American baseball player and manager (LA Dodgers), born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
  • 1962-04-13 Dave Miley, American baseball player and manager, born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1964-05-26 Kevin Kennedy, baseball manager (Texas Rangers)
  • 1974-12-04 Tadahito Iguchi, Japanese baseball second baseman and manager (first Japanese position player to win World Series 2005, Chicago White Sox; Chiba Lotte Marines), born in Tokyo, Japan

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

1934-09-27 Baseball player and manager Leo Durocher (28) weds businesswoman Grace Dozier

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1948-02-16 Baseball player and manager Leo Durocher (41) weds actress Laraine Day (27) in Santa Monica, California

LoveWedding of Interest

1950-04-14 American minor league pitcher and future Dodgers' manager Tommy Lasorda (22) weds Joan Miller in South Carolina

Baseball Pitcher and Manager Tommy Lasorda
Baseball Pitcher and Manager
Tommy Lasorda
  • 1969-06-19 Baseball manager Leo Durocher (63) weds socialite Lynne Walker Goldblatt (40) at the Ambassador West Hotel in Chicago

LoveWedding of Interest

1984-04-11 MLB manager Pete Rose (42) weds second wife Carol J. Woliung

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1980-07-31 Karolyn Englehardt divorces baseball manager Pete Rose (39) after 16 years of marriage

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

Deaths in Sport

  • 1922-04-14 Cap Anson, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and manager (NL batting champion 1881, 88; 8 × NL RBI leader; Chicago White Stockings / Colts), dies from a glandular ailment at 69
  • 1924-03-07 Pat Moran, American baseball player and manager (Cincinnati Reds), dies of Bright's Disease at 48
  • 1924-09-15 Frank Chance, American baseball player, manager and "Tinkers to Evers to Chance", dies at 47
  • 1932-04-02 John Morrill, American baseball first baseman and manager (National League pennant: 1877, 78, 83; Boston Red Caps/Beaneaters), dies of pneumonia at 77
  • 1934-08-08 Wilbert Robinson, baseball manager (Bkln Dodgers), dies
  • 1948-07-27 Joe Tinker, American professional baseball player and manager, dies at 68
  • 1955-10-27 Clark Griffith, American MLB baseball player and manager (NY Yankees), dies at 85

Person of interestConnie Mack

1956-02-08 Connie Mack, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, manager and owner (World Series 1910, 11, 13, 29, 30; most managerial wins, losses & games managed in MLB history; Philadelphia A's), dies at 93

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1967-01-06 Johnny Keane, American baseball manager (World Series 1964 St. Louis Cardinals; NY Yankees), dies of a heart attack at 55
  • 1968-02-29 Lena Blackburne, American baseball infielder, manager, coach (Chicago WS; discovered rubbing clay to take the shine off baseballs), dies at 81
  • 1976-12-02 Danny Murtaugh, American baseball infielder and manager (World Series 1960, 71; Pittsburgh Pirates), dies from a stroke at 59
  • 1977-11-08 Bucky Harris, American baseball player and manager (Phillies, Yankees), dies at 81
  • 1978-01-13 Joe McCarthy, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (World Series 1932, 36–39, 41, 43; New York Yankees), dies at 96
  • 1984-10-01 Walter Alston, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and manager (Brooklyn/LA Dodgers), dies from heart attack complications at 72

Person of interestLeo Durocher

1991-10-07 Leo Durocher, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (MLB All Star 1936, 38, 40; World Series 1928, 34; NY Yankees, St.L Cardinals) and manager (World Series 1954 NY Giants; 1963 LA Dodgers), dies at 86

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1992-09-05 Billy Herman, American baseball hall of fame second baseman and manager (Dodgers, Cubs), dies at 83
  • 1995-08-03 Harry Craft, American MLB baseball player and manager, dies at 80
  • 1999-03-24 Birdie Tebbetts, American baseball player and manager (b. 1912)
  • 1999-03-25 Cal Ripken Sr, American MLB manager (Baltimore Orioles), dies of lung cancer at 63
  • 2001-08-10 Lou Boudreau, American baseball player and manager (b. 1917)
  • 2004-12-24 Johnny Oates, American MLB baseball catcher, 1970-81 (Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, and 3 other teams), and manager, 1991-2001 (Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers), dies of brain cancer at 58
  • 2005-04-07 Bob Kennedy, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
  • 2005-10-30 Al López, Spanish-American baseball player (AL Manager of the year 1959), dies at 97
  • 2007-02-09 Hank Bauer, American baseball infielder, manager (8-time World Series champion; NY Yankees, Baltimore Orioles), dies from lung cancer at 84
  • 2010-11-02 Clyde King, American baseball pitcher, coach, manager and executive (Brooklyn Dodgers; New York Yankees), dies at 86

Person of interestSparky Anderson

2010-11-04 Sparky Anderson, American MLB manager (Cincinnati Reds; World Series 1984 Detroit Tigers), dies from dementia at 76

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • 2011-07-07 Dick Williams, American Baseball Hall of Fame utility (Brooklyn Dodgers) and manager (World Series 1972, 73; Oakland A's), dies at 82
  • 2012-08-13 Johnny Pesky, American baseball player and manager, dies at 92
  • 2013-01-19 Earl Weaver, American hall of fame MLB manager, dies from a heart attack at 82
  • 2013-04-11 Grady Hatton, American baseball player and manager, dies from natural causes at 90
  • 2014-06-04 Don Zimmer, American baseball manager, dies from heart failure as a complication from cardiac surgery at 83
  • 2014-11-13 Alvin Dark, American baseball player and manager, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92
  • 2017-03-22 Dallas Green, American baseball manager and pitcher (Phillies, Yankees), dies at 82
  • 2018-05-22 Dave Garcia, MLB manager (California Angels, Cleveland Indians), dies at 97
  • 2020-04-12 Jim Frey, American MLB manager (Kansas City Royals, American League C'ship 1980; Chicago Cubs), dies at 88
  • 2020-07-28 John McNamara, American MLB manager (American League Manager of the Year 1986; Boston Red Sox), dies at 88