Connie Mack baseball card, 1910. Connie Mack is the all-time leader in career wins and losses by a manager.
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 and a list of managers who have regular season win percentages of at least .540 in at least 450 games (approximately three full seasons).[1] Both lists are current through the close of the 2022 Major League Baseball season.

Connie Mack is the all-time leader in wins (3,731) and losses (3,948). Dusty Baker is the active wins leader (2,093) and is ninth in overall wins. Vic Harris, who was a manager in the segregated Negro leagues, has the highest percentage at 547–278 (.663). Dave Roberts is the active leader in winning percentage at 653–381 (.632), which is also the highest outside of the minority leagues.

Managers with 1,000 or more wins

Dusty Baker is the active leader in manager wins, and is ninth overall.
Dusty Baker is the active leader in manager wins, and is ninth overall.
Key
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Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
* Denote manager is active
Rank Name Wins Losses Ties[a] Pct. Pennants/
WS Won
1 Connie Mackdagger 3,731 3,948 76 .486 9/5
2 Tony La Russadagger 2,902 2,515 4 .536 6/3
3 John McGrawdagger 2,763 1,948 58 .586 10/3
4 Bobby Coxdagger 2,504 2,001 3 .556 5/1
5 Joe Torredagger 2,326 1,997 6 .538 6/4
6 Sparky Andersondagger 2,194 1,834 2 .545 5/3
7 Bucky Harrisdagger 2,158 2,219 33 .493 3/2
8 Joe McCarthydagger 2,125 1,333 29 .615 9/7
9 Dusty Baker * 2,093 1,790 1 .539 2/0
10 Walter Alstondagger 2,040 1,613 5 .558 7/4
11 Leo Durocherdagger 2,008 1,709 22 .540 3/1
12 Bruce Bochy 2,003 2,029 0 .497 4/3
13 Casey Stengeldagger 1,905 1,842 19 .508 10/7
14 Gene Mauch 1,902 2,037 3 .483 0
15 Bill McKechniedagger 1,896 1,723 28 .524 4/2
16 Terry Francona * 1,874 1,586 0 .542 3/2
17 Lou Piniella 1,835 1,713 0 .517 1/1
18 Jim Leyland 1,769 1,728 2 .506 3/1
19 Buck Showalter * 1,652 1,578 1 .511 0
20 Mike Scioscia 1,650 1,428 0 .536 1/1
21 Ralph Houk 1,619 1,531 7 .514 3/2
22 Fred Clarkedagger 1,602 1,181 43 .576 4/1
23 Tommy Lasordadagger 1,599 1,439 2 .526 4/2
24 Dick Williamsdagger 1,571 1,451 1 .520 4/2
25 Clark Griffithdagger 1,491 1,367 59 .522 1/0
26 Earl Weaverdagger 1,480 1,060 1 .583 4/1
27 Bob Melvin * 1,435 1,345 0 .516 0
28 Miller Hugginsdagger 1,413 1,134 23 .555 6/3
29 Al Lopezdagger 1,410 1,004 11 .584 2/0
30 Jimmy Dykes 1,406 1,541 15 .477 0
31 Wilbert Robinsondagger 1,399 1,398 21 .500 2/0
32 Joe Maddon 1,382 1,216 1 .532 2/1
33 Davey Johnson 1,372 1,071 2 .562 1/1
34 Chuck Tanner 1,352 1,381 5 .495 1/1
35 Ned Hanlondagger 1,313 1,164 53 .530 5/0
36 Cap Ansondagger 1,295 947 46 .578 5/0
37 Charlie Grimm 1,287 1,067 14 .547 3/0
38 Frank Seleedagger 1,284 862 34 .598 5/0
39 Whitey Herzogdagger 1,281 1,125 3 .532 3/1
40 Clint Hurdle 1,269 1,345 1 .485 1/0
41 Billy Martin 1,253 1,013 1 .553 2/1
42 Bill Rigney 1,239 1,321 1 .484 0
43 Joe Cronindagger 1,236 1,055 24 .540 2/0
44 Harry Wrightdagger 1,225 885 35 .581 6/0
45 Ned Yost 1,203 1,341 0 .473 2/1
46 Ron Gardenhire 1,200 1,280 0 .484 0
47 Mike Hargrove 1,188 1,173 2 .503 2/0
48 Bobby Valentine 1,186 1,165 0 .504 1/0
49 Hughie Jenningsdagger 1,184 995 23 .543 3/0
50 Lou Boudreaudagger 1,162 1,224 18 .487 1/1
51 John McNamara 1,160 1,233 2 .485 1/0
52 Tom Kelly 1,140 1,244 1 .478 2/2
53 Frankie Frischdagger 1,138 1,078 30 .514 1/1
54 Art Howe 1,129 1,137 0 .498 0
55 Joe Girardi 1,120 935 0 .545 1/1
56 Danny Murtaugh 1,115 950 3 .540 2/2
57 Bud Black * 1,066 1,166 0 .478 0
58 Frank Robinsondagger 1,065 1,176 0 .475 0
59 Jack McKeon 1,051 990 1 .515 1/1
60 Billy Southworthdagger 1,044 704 22 .597 4/2
61 Red Schoendienstdagger 1,041 955 3 .522 2/1
62 Steve O'Neill 1,040 821 18 .559 1/1
63 Felipe Alou 1,033 1,021 1 .503 0
64 Jim Fregosi 1,028 1,095 0 .484 1/0
65 Chuck Dressen 1,008 973 9 .509 2/0
66 Charlie Manuel 1,000 826 0 .548 2/1
  1. ^ Ties are very uncommon in modern baseball, and are not counted in official standings, but all statistics accumulated in the game are counted. In normal play, ties should not occur in baseball, as the rules state that extra innings are played until one of the two teams wins the game. In modern baseball, tied games can only occur if such a game is the last scheduled between the two teams that season and has no bearing on the postseason. In all other cases, the game is merely suspended and completed at the first opportunity. Tied games were more common in the early days of baseball, before the introduction of floodlights in MLB ballparks, when darkness would halt games on occasion. The few ties that still occur are usually caused by bad weather.

Win percentage

Managers included have managed at least 450 games – slightly less than three full seasons and a group including 296 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.

Vic Harris has the highest winning percentage of all time. Harris managed the Homestead Grays to seven Negro National League pennants and one Negro World Series title in eleven seasons as manager.
Vic Harris has the highest winning percentage of all time. Harris managed the Homestead Grays to seven Negro National League pennants and one Negro World Series title in eleven seasons as manager.
Dave Roberts is the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, winning the 2020 World Series. Roberts is the leader in winning percentage by an active manager.
Dave Roberts is the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, winning the 2020 World Series. Roberts is the leader in winning percentage by an active manager.
Known as "Marse Joe", 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 with more than 1,000 wins in Major League Baseball.
Known as "Marse Joe", 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 with more than 1,000 wins in Major League Baseball.
Rank Name Win Pct. Games Wins Losses
1 Vic Harris .663 845 547 278
2

Rube Fosterdagger

.633 542 336 195
3 Dave Roberts * .632 1,034 653 381
4 Joe McCarthydagger .615 3,487 2,125 1,333
5 Jim Mutrie .611 1,114 658 419
6 Charles Comiskeydagger .608 1,408 839 540
7 Aaron Boone * .603 708 427 281
8 Frank Seleedagger .598 2,180 1,284 862
9 Billy Southworthdagger .597 1,770 1,044 704
10 Frank Chancedagger .593 1,622 946 648
11 John McGrawdagger .586 4,769 2,763 1,948
12 Al Lopezdagger .584 2,425 1,410 1,004
13 Earl Weaverdagger .583 2,541 1,480 1,060
14 Mickey Cochranedagger .582 600 348 250
15 Harry Wrightdagger .581 2,185 1,225 885
16 Cap Ansondagger .578 2,288 1,295 947
Eddie Dyer 777 446 325
Pants Rowland 590 339 247
19 Fred Clarkedagger .576 2,826 1,602 1,181
20 Frank Duncan .570 500 281 212
Ossie Vitt 462 262 198
22 Bill McGunnigle .569 586 327 248
23 John Montgomery Warddagger .563 751 412 320
24 Davey Johnson .562 2,445 1,372 1,071
25 Pat Moran .561 1,344 748 586
26 Alex Cora * .559 648 362 286
Steve O'Neill 1,879 1,040 821
Mike Shildt 451 252 199
29 Walter Alstondagger .558 3,658 2,040 1,613
30 Bobby Coxdagger .556 4,508 2,504 2,001
Larry Dierker 783 435 348
32 Miller Hugginsdagger .555 2,570 1,413 1,134
Patsy Tebeau 1,339 726 583
Bill Terrydagger 1,496 823 661
35 Felton Snow .554 512 279 225
36 Buck Ewingdagger .553 903 489 395
Billy Martin 2,267 1,253 1,013
38 Grady Little .552 648 358 290
39 Walter Johnsondagger .550 966 529 432
Nap Lajoiedagger 700 377 309
41 Jimmy Collinsdagger .548 677 367 303
Charlie Manuel 1,826 1,000 826
Bill Shettsline 842 455 376
44 Charlie Grimm .547 2,368 1,287 1,067
45 George Gibson .546 759 413 344
Sam Mele 963 524 436
Brian Snitker * 993 542 451
48 Sparky Andersondagger .545 4,030 2,194 1,834
Joe Girardi 2,055 1,120 935
50 Dick Howser .544 933 507 425
Willie Randolph 555 302 253
52 Hughie Jenningsdagger .543 2,203 1,184 995
Tris Speakerdagger 1,139 617 520
54 Terry Francona * .542 3,460 1,874 1,586
55 Joe Cronindagger .540 2,315 1,236 1,055
Leo Durocherdagger 3,739 2,008 1,709
Fielder Jones 1,297 683 582
Ken Macha 972 525 447
Danny Murtaugh 2,068 1,115 950

The following active managers have winning percentages above .540, but have not reached 450 managed games.

Name Win Pct. Games Wins Losses
John Schneider .622 74 46 28
Rob Thomson .586 111 65 46
Oliver Marmol .574 162 93 69

See also

References

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