Rank 'Em: All-time MLB managers

Created: August 23, 2010, 10:46 AM

Where does Lou Piniella rank?

Who are the best managers in baseball history?

Lou Piniella called it quits after a game against the Braves Aug. 22, citing his mother's ill health to speed up a retirement that had been already set for the end of the season. Piniella leaves the game with more wins than all but 13 managers in history, a World Series title with the Reds in 1990 and 116 wins in one season with the Mariners in 2001. But does all of that make him one of the best ever?

Consider the candidates below and then rank away. How do you size up the men in the dugout?


 
 
  • 1954-1976
    W-L: 2,040-1,613
    WS titles: 4
  • 1970-1995
    W-L: 2,194-1,834
    WS titles: 3
  • 1978-present
    W-L: 2,486-1,981
    WS titles: 1
  • 1939-1973
    W-L: 2,008-1,709
    WS titles: 1
  • 1979-present
    W-L: 2,619-2,271
    WS titles: 2
  • 1976-1996
    W-L: 1,599-1,439
    WS titles: 2
  • 1986-present
    W-L: 1,473-1,500
    WS titles: 1
  • 1894-1950
    W-L: 3,731-3,948
    WS titles: 5
  • 1969-1988
    W-L: 1,253-1,013
    WS titles: 2
  • 1926-1950
    W-L: 2,125-1,333
    WS titles: 7
  • 1899-1932
    W-L: 2,763-1,948
    WS titles: 3
  • 1986-2010
    W-L: 1,835-1,713
    WS titles: 1
  • 1934-1965
    W-L: 1,905-1,842
    WS titles: 7
  • 1977-present
    W-L: 2,309-1,977
    WS titles: 4
  • 1968-1986
    W-L: 1,480-1,060
    WS titles: 1