List of Baltimore Orioles managers

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Buck Showalter is the Orioles' current manager.

In its 118-year history, the Baltimore Orioles baseball franchise of Major League Baseball's American League has employed 42 managers.[1] The duties of the team manager include team strategy and leadership on and off the field.[2] Of those 42 managers, 12 have been "player-managers";[1] specifically, they managed the team while still being signed as a player.[3] Since 1992, the team has played its home games at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.[4]

The Baltimore franchise began operations in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as the Brewers (not to be confused with the current National League team of the same name) in 1901.[5] After one season in Wisconsin under manager and Hall of Famer Hugh Duffy, the franchise moved south to St. Louis, Missouri, adopting the St. Louis Browns name and hiring a new manager, Jimmy McAleer. The Browns remained in Missouri until the end of the 1953 season, when Major League Baseball's owners elected to move the franchise to Baltimore, Maryland, where they were renamed the Orioles, after Maryland's state bird.[6]

Seven managers have taken the Orioles franchise to the post-season; Earl Weaver led the Orioles to a team-record six playoff appearances. Weaver, Hank Bauer, and Joe Altobelli are the only managers who have won a World Series championship with the club:[7] Bauer in the 1966 World Series, over the Los Angeles Dodgers;[8] Weaver in the 1970 World Series, over the Cincinnati Reds;[9] and Altobelli in the 1983 World Series, over the Philadelphia Phillies.[10] Weaver is the longest-tenured manager in franchise history, with 2,541 games of service in parts of 17 seasons (1968–1982, 1985–1986).[11] The manager with the highest winning percentage in his career with the franchise is Luman Harris, owner of a .630 winning percentage during his 27 games managed in 1961; conversely, the worst winning percentage in franchise history is .222 by Oscar Melillo, who posted a 2–7 record during the 1938 season.[1] Eight Orioles managers have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, including Frank Robinson,[12] who was the first African-American manager in Major League Baseball;[13] and Rogers Hornsby, who was a member of the cross-city rival Cardinals during the franchise's tenure in St. Louis.[14]

Table key

Years
Linked to the corresponding Major League Baseball season
WPct
Winning percentage: number of wins divided by number of games managed
PA
Playoff appearances: number of years this manager has led the franchise to the post-season
PW
Playoff wins: number of wins this manager has accrued in the post-season
PL
Playoff losses: number of losses this manager has accrued in the post-season
Pen
Pennants: number of pennants (league championships) won by the manager
WS
World Series: number of World Series victories achieved by the manager
or
Elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame (‡ denotes induction as manager)[15]
§
Number retired by the Baltimore Orioles franchise[16]

Managers

File:Hugh Duffy Baseball.jpg
Hugh Duffy, inaugural manager of the Orioles franchise during the 1901 season; member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
File:Bobby Wallace Baseball.jpg
Bobby Wallace, manager from 1911 to 1912; member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
Rogers Hornsby in a St. Louis Browns uniform, a bat held over his right shoulder
Rogers Hornsby, manager from 1933 to 1937 and during 1952; member of the Baseball Hall of Fame

File:Dave Trembley crop.jpg

#[a] Manager Years Wins Losses WPct PA PW PL Pen WS Ref
1 Hugh Duffy 1901 48 89 .350 [17]
2 Jimmy McAleer 19021909 551 632 .466 [18]
3 Jack O'Connor 1910 47 107 .305 [19]
4 Bobby Wallace 19111912 57 134 .298 [20]
5 George Stovall 19121913 91 158 .365 [21]
6 Jimmy Austin 1913 2 6 .250 [22]
7 Branch Rickey 19131915 139 179 .437 [23]
8 Fielder Jones 19161918 158 196 .446 [24]
Jimmy Austin 1918 7 9 .438 [22]
9 Jimmy Burke 19181920 172 180 .489 [25]
10 Lee Fohl 19211923 226 183 .553 [26]
Jimmy Austin 1923 22 29 .431 [22]
11 George Sisler 19241926 218 241 .475 [27]
12 Dan Howley 19271929 220 239 .479 [28]
13 Bill Killefer 19301933 224 329 .405 [29]
14 Allen Sothoron 1933 2 6 .250 [30]
15 Rogers Hornsby 19331937 233 352 .398 [14]
16 Jim Bottomley 1937 21 56 .273 [31]
17 Gabby Street 1938 53 90 .371 [32]
18 Oscar Melillo 1938 2 7 .222 [33]
19 Fred Haney 19391941 125 227 .355 [34]
20 Luke Sewell 19411946 432 410 .513 1 2 4 1 0 [35][36]
21 Zack Taylor 1946 13 17 .433 [37]
22 Muddy Ruel 1947 59 95 .383 [38]
Zack Taylor 19481951 222 393 .361 [37]
Rogers Hornsby 1952 22 29 .431 [14]
23 Marty Marion 19521953 96 161 .374 [39]
24 Jimmie Dykes 1954 54 100 .351 [40]
25 Paul Richards 19551961 517 539 .490 [41]
26 Luman Harris 1961 17 10 .630 [42]
27 Billy Hitchcock 19621963 163 161 .503 [43]
28 Hank Bauer 19641968 407 318 .561 1 4 0 1 1 [8][44]
29 Earl Weaverठ19681982 1354 919 .596 6 28 18 4 1 [11][45][46]
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30 Joe Altobelli 19831985 212 167 .559 1 7 2 1 1 [10][54][55]
31 Cal Ripken, Sr. 1985 1 0 1.000 [56]
Earl Weaverठ19851986 126 141 .472 [11]
Cal Ripken, Sr. 19871988 67 101 .399 [56]
32 Frank Robinson†§ 19881991 230 285 .447 [12]
33 Johnny Oates 19911994 291 270 .519 [57]
34 Phil Regan 1995 71 73 .493 [58]
35 Davey Johnson 19961997 186 138 .574 2 9 10 0 0 [59][60][61]
[62][63]
36 Ray Miller 19981999 157 167 .485 [64]
37 Mike Hargrove 20002003 275 372 .425 [65]
38 Lee Mazzilli 20042005 129 140 .480 [66]
39 Sam Perlozzo 20052007 122 164 .427 [67]
40 Dave Trembley 20072010 187 283 .398 [68]
41 Juan Samuel 2010 17 34 .333 [69]
42 Buck Showalter 2010–present 458 409 .528 2 6 7 0 0 [70][71][72]
Totals 42 Managers 112 Seasons 8,241 9,121 .475 12 55 35 7 3

Footnotes

  • a A running total of the number of Brewers'/Browns'/Orioles' managers. Thus, any manager who has two or more separate terms is only counted once.

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