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Baseball Manager

In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager (or more formally, the field manager); this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. The manager sets the line-up and starting pitcher before each game as well as making substitutions throughout the game. How much control a manager takes in player strategy varies from one manager to another. Some managers control pitch selection, defensive positioning, decisions to bunt/steal/pitch out, etc., while others leave these decisions to a player's discretion. Most find a balance somewhere in the middle.

In modern baseball the field manager is normally subordinate to the team's general manager, who among other things is responsible for personnel decisions, including hiring and firing the field manager. However, the term manager used without qualification almost always refers to the field manager, while the general manager is often called the GM.


  • 1 Current MLB Managers
    • 1.1 American League
    • 1.2 National League
  • 2 See also

Current MLB Managers


American League

Team Manager Managing Since
Baltimore Orioles Sam Perlozzo 2005
Boston Red Sox Terry Francona 2004
Chicago White Sox Ozzie Guillén 2004
Cleveland Indians Eric Wedge 2003
Detroit Tigers Jim Leyland 2006
Kansas City Royals Buddy Bell 2005
Los Angeles Angels Mike Scioscia 2000
Minnesota Twins Ron Gardenhire 2002
New York Yankees Joe Torre 1996
Oakland Athletics Ken Macha 2003
Seattle Mariners Mike Hargrove 2004
Tampa Bay Devil Rays Joe Maddon 2006
Texas Rangers Buck Showalter 2003
Toronto Blue Jays John Gibbons 2004

National League

Team Manager Managing Since
Arizona Diamondbacks Bob Melvin 2004
Atlanta Braves Bobby Cox 1991
Chicago Cubs Dusty Baker 2003
Cincinnati Reds Jerry Narron 2005
Colorado Rockies Clint Hurdle 2003
Florida Marlins Joe Girardi 2006
Houston Astros Phil Garner 2004
Los Angeles Dodgers Grady Little 2006
Milwaukee Brewers Ned Yost 2003
New York Mets Willie Randolph 2004
Philadelphia Phillies Charlie Manuel 2005
Pittsburgh Pirates Jim Tracy 2006
St. Louis Cardinals Tony La Russa 1996
San Diego Padres Bruce Bochy 1995
San Francisco Giants Felipe Alou 2003
Washington Nationals Frank Robinson 2002

See also

  • General Manager
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