All managers listed have played in at least 300 major league games. Kirk Gibson is one of baseball's newest managers, getting the interim tag with the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 1, 2010 after A.J. Hinch was let go. Gibson is best remembered for belting one of the greatest home runs in World Series history, a pinch-hit, two-run blast with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning that gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a 5-4 victory over Oakland in Game 1. The NL MVP in 1988, Gibson played for three other teams (Detroit, Kansas City and Pittsburgh).
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Though Dusty Baker is one of baseball's most experienced and well-regarded managers -- he's entering his 18th season and has won three Manager of the Year awards -- he made a name for himself long before he took control of the Giants dugout in 1993. In 16 years playing mostly for Atlanta and Los Angeles, Baker made two All-Star teams, won a World Series and amassed 243 home runs and 1,013 RBIs.
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Like most current managers, Mike Scioscia spent his apprenticeship as a major league player. In 12 seasons with the Dodgers, he was a two-time All-Star, a three-time World Series winner and widely regarded as one of the best minds in the game. He was hired to lead Anaheim in 2000 and led the franchise to its first World Series victory in 2002. He is currently in his 11th season in charge of the Angels and has led the team to four AL West titles and has been honored with one Manager of the Year Award (2002).
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Ozzie Guillen, one of baseball's most controversial managers, was as feisty on the field as in the clubhouse. In 16 seasons (13 with the White Sox), he won Rookie of the Year, was named to three All-Star teams and was one of the league's top fielding shortstops. After Guillen served as third base coach for the 2003 World Series champion Marlins, the White Sox lured him back to the city in which he spent much of his pro career. The team's faith was quickly rewarded as Guillen's team won the 2005 World Series.
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Bud Black spent 15 seasons in the big leagues, pitching for six teams, winning one World Series title (1985, Kansas City Royals) and compiling a career record of 121-116 with a 3.84 ERA. After spending seven seasons as Angels pitching coach (including their World Series championship in 2002), Black got his chance to manage the Padres in 2007.
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Before taking over as Marlins manager in 2006, Joe Girardi spent 15 years as a big league catcher. Though he never hit more than eight home runs or 55 RBIs in a season, Girardi won three World Series rings with the Yankees (1996, 1998, 1999), caught a no-hitter (Dwight Gooden, 1999) and a perfect game (David Cone, 1999). In only his third season as a manager, Girardi has already won a Manager of the Year Award (2006, Marlins).
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In nine seasons as a catcher, Bochy hit a pedestrian .239 with 26 home runs and 93 RBIs playing for Houston (1978-80), New York Mets (1982) and San Diego (1983-87). His career as a manager has been much more successful. He's entering his 15th season as a big league skipper and his third with the Giants, who won the World Series in 2010. Before San Francisco, Bochy spent 10 seasons in San Diego, where he won the 1996 NL Manager of the Year Award and led the team to the 1998 World Series.
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Ron Washington played 10 seasons for five clubs, compiling lifetime totals of 20 home runs and 146 RBIs. His managerial apprenticeship took place in Oakland, where he served as the team's third base and infield coach from 1997 to 2006, tutoring many of the A's young stars. He was given his chance to take over a big league squad in 2006, when Texas fired Buck Showalter and named Washington the new manager. He led the Rangers to their first World Series appearance in 2010.
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Terry Francona grew up at the ballpark, hanging out with his father, Tito, who played 15 years in the big leagues. Though Terry's major league career left much to be desired (he batted .274 with 16 home runs and 143 RBIs in 10 seasons), he has thrived as a manager. After a rocky start in Philadelphia (Francona was 285-363 from 1997 to 2000), the Red Sox hired the former 1B/OF to lead their "cursed" franchise. In his first season, Francona led the team to a World Series title, repeated the feat three years later and has become one of the most respected managers in the game.
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Bob Geren may not have been the most talented player in baseball, but he certainly was among the most persistent. He spent 10 seasons in the minor leagues before finally getting his call up to the bigs in 1988 as a backup catcher for the Yankees. He spent four seasons with the Yankees, the best being 1990, when he appeared in 100 games and swatted eight home runs and 31 RBIs. After spending three seasons years as the A's bullpen coach and one as their bench coach, Geren was promoted to full-time manager in 2007 and has been at the helm ever since.
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