List of Major League Baseball managers by wins

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 450 games, equivalent to slightly under three full seasons.[1] Both lists are current through the close of the 2020 regular season.

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

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.

Dusty Baker is the active wins leader with 1,892 managed wins. The active manager closest to surpassing 1,000 wins is Bud Black, who has a record of 924–985 (.484).

The only managers with over 1,000 losses but fewer than 1,000 wins are Terry Collins, who is 995–1017 (.495) and Phil Garner, who is 985–1054 (.483).

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 2,003 2,029 .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 * 1,892 1,667 .532
16 Lou Piniella 1,835 1,713 .517
17 Jim Leyland 1,769 1,728 .506
18 Terry Francona * 1,702 1,434 .543
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 Joe Maddon * 1,278 1,102 .537
39 Clint Hurdle 1,269 1,345 .485
40 Bob Melvin * 1,260 1,196 .513
41 Billy Martin 1,253 1,013 .553
42 Bill Rigney 1,239 1,321 .484
43 Joe Cronin  1,236 1,055 .540
44 Harry Wright  1,225 885 .581
45 Ned Yost 1,203 1,341 .473
46 Ron Gardenhire 1,200 1,280 .484
47 Mike Hargrove 1,188 1,173 .503
48 Bobby Valentine 1,186 1,165 .504
49 Hughie Jennings  1,184 995 .543
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 Joe Girardi * 1,016 826 .552
64 Chuck Dressen 1,008 973 .509
65 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 450 games – a group including 272 managers – and regular season win percentages of at least .541. 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 Dave Roberts * .614 710 436 274
3 Jim Mutrie .611 1,114 658 419
4 Charles Comiskey  .608 1,410 839 540
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= Cap Anson  .578 2,288 1,295 947
13= Eddie Dyer .578 777 446 325
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
23= A. J. Hinch .558 1,022 570 452
25= Bobby Cox  .556 4,508 2,504 2,001
25= Larry Dierker .556 783 435 348
27= Miller Huggins  .555 2,570 1,413 1,134
27= Patsy Tebeau .555 1,339 726 583
27= Bill Terry .555 1,496 823 661
30= Buck Ewing  .553 903 489 395
30= Billy Martin .553 2,267 1,253 1,013
32= Joe Girardi * .552 1,842 1,016 826
32= Grady Little .552 648 358 290
34= Walter Johnson  .550 966 529 432
34= Nap Lajoie  .550 700 377 309
36= Jimmy Collins  .548 842 455 376
36= Charlie Manuel .548 1,826 1,000 826
36 Mike Matheny * .548 1,125 617 508
36= Bill Shettsline .548 677 367 303
40 Charlie Grimm .547 2,368 1,287 1,067
41= George Gibson .546 759 413 344
41= Sam Mele .546 963 524 436
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= Terry Francona * .543 3,136 1,702 1,434
46= Hughie Jennings  .543 2,203 1,184 995
46= Tris Speaker  .543 1,139 617 520

The closest active qualifying manager to the end of this list is Joe Maddon with a .537 record (1,278–1,102–1 in 2,381 games). The following active managers have a higher winning percentage than Maddon, but have not reached 450 managed games.

Name Win Pct. Games Wins Losses
Rocco Baldelli .617 222 137 85
Jayce Tingler .617 60 37 23
Aaron Boone .615 384 236 148
David Ross .567 60 34 26
Mike Shildt .561 289 162 127

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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