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 games of August 11 of the 2022 Major League Baseball season.

Connie Mack is the all-time leader in wins (3,731) and losses (3,948). Tony La Russa is the active wins leader (2,877) and is second 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 619–363 (.630), which is also the highest outside of the minority leagues.

Managers with 1,000 or more wins

Tony La Russa is the active leader in manager wins, and is second overall.
Tony La Russa is the active leader in manager wins, and is second overall.
Key
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Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
* Denote manager is active
Rank Name Wins Losses Ties Pct. Pennants/
WS Won
1 Connie Mackdagger 3,731 3,948 76 .486 9/5
2 Tony La Russa*dagger 2,877 2,490 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 * 2,059 1,775 1 .537 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 * 1,841 1,568 0 .540 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 Mike Scioscia 1,650 1,428 0 .536 1/1
20 Buck Showalter * 1,624 1,556 1 .511 0
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 Miller Hugginsdagger 1,413 1,134 23 .555 6/3
28 Al Lopezdagger 1,410 1,004 11 .584 2/0
29 Bob Melvin * 1,409 1,323 0 .516 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 Frank Robinsondagger 1,065 1,176 0 .475 0
58 Jack McKeon 1,051 990 1 .515 1/1
59 Bud Black * 1,048 1,136 0 .480 0
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

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 * .630 982 619 363
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 * .606 658 399 259
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 Alex Cora * .566 599 339 260
24 John Montgomery Warddagger .563 751 412 320
25 Davey Johnson .562 2,445 1,372 1,071
26 Pat Moran .561 1,344 748 586
27 Steve O'Neill .559 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
47 Sparky Andersondagger .545 4,030 2,194 1,834
Joe Girardi 2,055 1,120 935
49 Dick Howser .544 933 507 425
Willie Randolph 555 302 253
51 Hughie Jenningsdagger .543 2,203 1,184 995
Tris Speakerdagger 1,139 617 520
53 Rocco Baldelli * .540 494 267 227
Joe Cronindagger 2,315 1,236 1,055
Leo Durocherdagger 3,739 2,008 1,709
Terry Francona * 3,409 1,841 1,568
Fielder Jones 1,297 683 582
Ken Macha 972 525 447
Danny Murtaugh 2,068 1,115 950

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

Name Win Pct. Games Wins Losses
Rob Thomson .667 60 40 20
John Schneider .636 22 14 8
Oliver Marmol .550 111 61 50

See also

References

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