The 2010 Major League Baseball season will be underway soon. Here is a look at some of the Major League Baseball head coaches who are experienced and have made an impact on Major League Baseball coaching.
Jim Leyland has been a part of Major League Baseball coaching for approximately forty years. Leyland started his coaching career as a third base coach with Chicago. Tony LaRussa was the manager of Chicago at the time. Jim Leyland has accumulated 1300 wins as a Major League Baseball coach. During his eleven year stint with Pittsburgh, the Pirates made it to the post season three years. Under Jim Leyland’s helm, the Florida Marlins won a World Series with a wild card birth. Leyland also led the Detroit Tigers into postseason play in 2006. He is currently the Detroit Tigers manager.
Bobby Cox has made the Major League Baseball history books as a manager who has coached one team for the longest time. The team Cox has the longest stint with is the Atlanta Braves. Bobby Cox has managed the Braves nineteen years and has recorded 1,972 wins with Atlanta.
Joe Torre is not only considered a great Major League Baseball player, but also manager. Torre tallied 1,000 RBI’s as a player. Joe Torre is currently the Los Angeles Dogers coach, but is probably better known as a New York Yankees manager. The New York Yankees won ten American League titles under Torre’s leadership. The Yankees also won four World Series under Joe Torre’s helm.
Lou Piniella is also one of the most respected managers in Major League Baseball. In the first season with Cincinnatti, Pinniella led the Reds to a World Series title. Lou Piniella has led teams to postseason play twenty three time during his career.
Charlie Manual has been added to this list just because the Cleveland Indians captured 221 wins under his helm. Manual also helped lead the Indians into a rare post season appearance in the 2001 season.
Major League Baseball managers should be respected. It’s tough to keep athletes focused on the game and to keep fans and the media happy. As the weather begins to change enjoy the Major League Baseball postseason in 2010.
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