Do you Know your Dodgers Managers?
The Los Angeles Dodgers history goes all the way back to 1884 when they team was first formed and called the Brooklyn Atlantics and managed by George Taylor. Since the beginning, there have been twenty-five managers coaching the team and nine different team names for the beloved Los Angeles Dodgers. Knowing the Dodgers Managers is a great conversation piece if you’re going to a game a Dodger Stadium or just looking to impress your friends with your knowledge of the blue crew.
George Taylor coached the Brooklyn Atlantics in 1884 where he coached the to a disappointing 40-64 record.
Charlie Hacket was the manager for the Brooklyn Grays in 1885 where he led them to a below average 15-22 record.
Charlie Byrne coached the Brooklyn Grays from 1885-1887 where he guided them to an above average 174-172 record.
Bill McGuniggle was the manager for the Brooklyn Bridegrooms from 1888-1890 where he coached them to an incredible 268-138 record.
John Montgomery Ward managed the Brooklyn Grooms from 1891-1892 where he managed them to an impressive 156-135 record and has been elected to the national baseball hall of fame.
Dave Foutz coached the Brooklyn Grooms from 1893-1896 where he led them to an above average 264-257 record.
Billy Barnie was the manager for the Brooklyn Bridegrooms from 1897-1898 where he guided them to a disappointing 76-91 record.
Ned Hanlon was the Brooklyn Superbas manager from 1899 to 1905. Hanlon’s last season as the Superbas manager he had a record of 48-104.
Patsy Donovan followed Hanlon as the Superbas manager for three seasons. Donovan coached from 1906-1908.
Harry Lumley made is Brooklyn Superbas manager debut in 1909 and only coached for one season.
Bill Dahlen managed the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1910-1913 where he coached them to a weak 251-355 record.
Wilbert Robinson coached the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1914-1931 where he managed them to an impressive 1,375-1,341 record where he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Max Carey was the Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1932-1933 where he led them to a disappointing 146-161 record and was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Casey Stengel managed the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1934-1936 where he guided them to a disappointing 208-251 record and was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Burleigh Grimes coached the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1937-1938 where he managed them to a disappointing 131-171 record and has been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Leo Durocher was the manager for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1939-1946 and 1948 where he coached them to an incredible 703-528 record where he is a four-time World Series Champion and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Burt Shotton managed the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947-1950 where he led them to a great 234-155 record
The Dodgers moved from Brooklyn New York to Chavez Ravine in Los Angeles and in 1958 became the Los Angeles Dodgers. Currently, there has been ten Los Angeles Dodgers Managers who have brought LA Fans 5 World Championships, 9 Pennants, and 20 Playoff Appearances. The Los Angeles Dodgers Managers include some of the biggest names not only in Dodgers history but of all time Major League Baseball history.
Chuck Dressen coached the Los Angeles Dodger from 1951-1953 where he guided them to an excellent 298-166 record.
Walter Alston was the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1954-1976 where he managed them to a good 2,040-1,613 record which got him elected into the national baseball hall of fame.
Tommy LaSorda was the Los Angeles Dodgers Manager from 1976-1996 which was the longest tenure as a Dodgers manager where he led them to a great 1,599-1,439 record where he was a 2x World Series Champion in 1981 and 1988, a 2x Manager of the Year in 1983 and 1988, has his #2 jersey retired at Dodger Stadium, and was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. LaSorda was one of the most loved Los Angeles Dodgers Mangers of all time.
Bill Russell managed the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1996-1998 where he guided them to an impressive 173-149 record. Although Russell had a short career being a former Dodger and loved by all Los Angeles fans made him one of the favorite all time Dodgers managers.
Davey Johnson coached the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1999-2000 where he managed them to an above average 163-161 record.
Jim Tracy was the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2001-2005 where he coached them to an impressive 427-383 record until he got fired and moved onto a team like the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Colorado Rockies.
Grady Little managed the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2006-2007 where he led them to above average 170-154 record.
Joe Torre coached the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2008-2010 where he guided them to an above average 259-227 record where he was a 4x World Series Champion 1996 and 1998-2000, and Manager of the year in 1996 and 1998 with the New York Yankees. Torre has his #6 jersey retired at Yankee Stadium. Joe Torre retired from managing after his tenure with the Dodgers.
Don Mattingly was Los Angeles Dodgers Manager from 2011-2015 after not getting over the hump in the playoffs for the 3rd year in a row where he managed them to an impressive 446-363 record where he is now managing the Miami Marlins this season.
Dave Roberts was brought in to be the new Los Angeles Dodgers Manager after managing the San Diego Padres for the last 5 seasons to finally get the Dodgers over the hump where he played for them from 2002-2004, and so far he has led them to 1st place in their division. As the newest of the Dodgers Mangers, there is a tremendous amount of weight on his shoulders to bring Los Angeles a championship trophy.
Overall Dodgers Mangers, as well as all the previous names before them, have won a combined 6 World Championships, 22 Pennants, and 29 Playoff Appearances making the Dodgers organization one of the most storybook in all of the sports.
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