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soxwon
12-28-2003, 05:12 PM
a question?
Who is the most succesfull first time major league mgr?
ozzies in his first time as a ML mgr.
name some other succesfull first time managing(ML) mgr.

MarkEdward
12-28-2003, 05:29 PM
Originally posted by soxwon
a question?
Who is the most succesfull first time major league mgr?
ozzies in his first time as a ML mgr.
name some other succesfull first time managing(ML) mgr.

Here are a few:
John McGraw went 86-62 for the Baltimore Orioles in 1899.
Sparky Anderson went 102-60 for the Cincinnati Reds in 1970, winning the NL pennant.
Bucky Harris went 92-62 for the Washington Senators in 1924, winning the World Series.
Walter Alston went 92-62 for the 1954 Brooklyn Dodgers.
Ralph Houk went 109-53 for the 1962 New York Yankees, winning the World Series.
Dick Williams went 92-70 for the 1967 Boston Red Sox, winning the AL pennant.

Famous Sox managers' first years:
Al Lopez- 93-61 for 1951 Cleveland Indians.
Jimmie Dykes- 49-88 for 1934 Chicago White Sox.
Tony LaRussa- 27-27 for 1979 Sox.

idseer
12-28-2003, 05:54 PM
Originally posted by MarkEdward
Here are a few:
John McGraw went 86-62 for the Baltimore Orioles in 1899.
Sparky Anderson went 102-60 for the Cincinnati Reds in 1970, winning the NL pennant.
Bucky Harris went 92-62 for the Washington Senators in 1924, winning the World Series.
Walter Alston went 92-62 for the 1954 Brooklyn Dodgers.
Ralph Houk went 109-53 for the 1962 New York Yankees, winning the World Series.
Dick Williams went 92-70 for the 1967 Boston Red Sox, winning the AL pennant.

Famous Sox managers' first years:
Al Lopez- 93-61 for 1951 Cleveland Indians.
Jimmie Dykes- 49-88 for 1934 Chicago White Sox.
Tony LaRussa- 27-27 for 1979 Sox.

just curious. how would that breakdown for someone who hasn't managed at any level before?

MarkEdward
12-28-2003, 11:10 PM
Originally posted by idseer
just curious. how would that breakdown for someone who hasn't managed at any level before?

Hm, couldn't help you out there. I got all of the managers' stats from baseball-reference.com.