List of Atlanta Braves managers

The Atlanta Braves are a professional baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Braves are members of the National League (NL) East division in Major League Baseball (MLB). Since the franchise started as the Boston Red Stockings (no relationship to the current Boston Red Sox team) in 1871, the team has changed its name several times and relocated twice. The Braves were a charter member of the NL in 1876 as the Boston Red Caps, and are one of the NL's two remaining charter franchises (the other being the Chicago Cubs).[1] In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager, or more formally, the field manager. The duties of the team manager include team strategy and leadership on and off the field.[2][3] The Braves franchise has employed 45 managers.[4]

The franchise's first manager was Hall of Famer Harry Wright, who managed the team for eleven seasons.[5] Frank Selee was the next manager to have managed the team for eleven seasons, with a total of twelve with the formerly named Boston Beaneaters.[6] The formerly named Boston Braves made their first postseason appearance under George Stallings in 1914, winning the World Series that year.[7] Several other managers spent long tenures with the Braves. Bill McKechnie managed the Braves from 1930 to 1937, while Casey Stengel managed the team from 1938 to 1942.[8][9] The franchise was known as the Boston Bees from 1936 to 1940, and was again named the Boston Braves until 1952. Stengel also managed the Braves in 1943.[9]

From 1943 to 1989, no managerial term lasted as long as five complete seasons. The Braves were managed by Billy Southworth from 1946 to 1949, and again from 1950 to 1951. Southworth led the team into the 1948 World Series, which ended the Braves' 34-year postseason drought; the World Series ended in a losing result for the Braves. In 1953, the team moved from Boston to Milwaukee, where it was known as the Milwaukee Braves. Its first manager in Milwaukee was Charlie Grimm, who managed the team from mid-season of 1952 to mid-season of 1956. Fred Haney took over the managerial position after Grimm, and led the team to the World Series in 1957, defeating the New York Yankees in a game seven to win the series.[10]

In 1966, the team moved from Milwaukee to its current location, Atlanta. Its first manager in Atlanta was Bobby Bragan, who managed the team for three seasons earlier in Milwaukee. Lum Harris was the first manager to have managed the team in Atlanta for more than four seasons. Harris led the team into the NL Championship Series (NLCS) in 1969, but failed to advance into the World Series. Joe Torre was the next manager to manage the Braves into the postseason, but like Harris, led the team into the NLCS with a losing result.[10] Bobby Cox was the manager of the Braves from 1990 till 2010. Under his leadership the Braves made the postseason 15 times, winning five National League championships and one World Series title in 1995.[11] Cox has the most regular season wins, regular season losses, postseason appearances, postseason wins and postseason losses of any Braves manager.[4] He was named NL Manager of the Year three times, in 1991, 2004 and 2005.[12]

After Cox retired upon the conclusion of the 2010 season, Fredi González was hired to take over as manager.

Several managers have had multiple tenures with the Braves. John Morrill served three terms in the 1880s as the Braves manager, while Fred Tenney, Stengel, Bob Coleman, Southworth, Dave Bristol and Cox each served two terms. Ted Turner and Vern Benson's term each lasted only a single game, as they were both interim managers between Bristol's tenures.

Table key

Years
Linked to the corresponding Major League Baseball season
WPct
Winning percentage: number of wins divided by number of games managed
PA
Postseason appearances: number of years this manager has led the franchise to the postseason
PW
Postseason wins: number of wins this manager has accrued in the postseason
PL
Postseason losses: number of losses this manager has accrued in the postseason
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)

Managers

#[a]ManagerYearsWinsLossesWPctPAPWPLPenWSRef
1Harry Wright18711881254187.576[5]
2John Morrill18824539.536[13]
3Jack Burdock18833024.556[14]
John Morrill18831886208176.541[13]
4King Kelly18874943.533[15]
John Morrill188718888281.503[13]
5Jim Hart18898345.648[16]
6Frank Selee189019011,004649.607[6]
7Al Buckenberger19021904186242.435[17]
8Fred Tenney19051907158295.348[18]
9Joe Kelley19086391.409[19]
12Frank Bowerman19092254.289[20]
11Harry Smith19092354.299[21]
12Fred Lake191053100.346[22]
Fred Tenney191144107.398[18]
13Johnny Kling191252101.340[23]
14George Stallings19131920579597.49214011[7]
15Fred Mitchell19211923186274.404[24]
16Dave Bancroft19241927249363.407[25]
17Jack Slattery19281120.355[26]
18Rogers Hornsby19283983.320[27]
19Emil Fuchs19295698.364[28]
20Bill McKechnie19301937560666.457[8]
21Casey Stengel19381942326431.430[9]
22Bob Coleman19432125.456[29]
Casey Stengel19434760.439[9]
Bob Coleman19441945107140.433[29]
23Del Bissonette19452534.424[30]
24Billy Southworth19461949313256.55012410[31]
25Johnny Cooney19492025.444[32]
Billy Southworth19501951111102.521[31]
26Tommy Holmes195119526169.469[33]
27Charlie Grimm195219565167.432[34]
28Fred Haney19561959341231.59627721[35]
29Chuck Dressen19601961159124.562[36]
30Birdie Tebbetts196119629889.524[37]
31Bobby Bragan19631966310287.519[38]
32Billy Hitchcock19661967110100.524[39]
33Lum Harris19681972379373.50410300[40]
34Eddie Mathews19721974149161.481[41]
35Clyde King1974197596101.487[42]
36Connie Ryan1975918.333[43]
37Dave Bristol1976197778113.408[44]
38Ted Turner197701.000[45]
39Vern Benson1977101.000[46]
Dave Bristol19775279.397[44]
40Bobby Cox19781981266323.452[11]
41Joe Torre19821984257229.52910300[47]
42Eddie Haas19855071.413[48]
43Bobby Wine19851625.390[49]
44Chuck Tanner19861988153208.424[50]
45Russ Nixon19881990130216.376[51]
Bobby Cox199020101,7921,315.57714646351[11]
46Fredi González20112016432413.51121400[52]
47Brian Snitker2016131155.45800000[53]
Totals10,22410,161.50222788493

See also

Notes

  • a #: A running total of the number of Braves' managers. Thus, any manager who has two or more separate terms is only counted once.

References

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  30. "Del Bissonette Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
  31. 1 2 "Billy Southworth Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
  32. "Johnny Cooney Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
  33. "Tommy Holmes Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
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  35. "Fred Haney Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
  36. "Chuck Dressen Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
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  41. "Eddie Mathews Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
  42. "Clyde King Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
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  46. "Vern Benson Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
  47. "Bobby Cox Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
  48. "Eddie Haas Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
  49. "Bobby Wine Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
  50. "Chuck Tanner Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
  51. "Russ Nixon Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
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