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How to get into the Hall of Fame as a manager

Posted by Teflon , 14 August 2014 · 842 views

While the criteria for players being voted into the Hall of Fame is often subject of debate, the accomplishments required for managers is much more consistent.

Every MLB manager that accomplished any of the following conditions has been enshrined in the Hall of Fame:

1. Win at least 2000 games. (most wins and not in –Gene Mauch 1902; most wins among active managers – Bruce Bochy 1593)

2. Win at least 3 World Series titles. (Active managers with 2 titles- Bruce Bochy, Terry Francona)

3. Win at least 1000 games with a winning percentage over .580 (AKA the Earl Weaver condition. Joe Girardi has the best winning percentage among active manages with over 500 wins. .561, 703 wins)

4. Win at least 2 World Series titles with at least 1500 wins and a .520 winning percentage. (Francona has the two titles and a.531 winning percentage with 1181 current wins)

Exceptions - Three managers are in the Hall of Fame without meeting any of the above conditions:

Wilbert Robinson (1399-1398, .500, no World Series titles, 2 league pennants)
“Uncle Robbie” doesn’t stack up to any other HOF managers on a basis of wins, winning percentage, World Series titles, or league pennants. Simply a sentimental selection by voters.

Whitey Herzog (1281-1185, .532, 1 World Series title, 3 league pennants)
Note: If Herzog is in the HOF, then Billy Martin who has superior qualifications to Herzog should also be in. (1253-1013, .553, 2 World Series titles, 3 league pennants)

Ned Hanlon (1253-1096, .533, no World Series titles, 5 League pennants)




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Winston Smith
Aug 14 2014 02:31 PM

Gardy has a ways to go.

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Pius Jefferson
Aug 14 2014 05:37 PM

I always think of TK and the wasted 90s when Hall of Fame managers come up. 

 

Ned Hanlon didn't win any world series titles because his prime managerial seasons came before the World Series. 

 

Also worth noting. He managed future Hall of Fame managers Connie Mack, John McGraw, Wilbert Robinson and Miller Huggins. He also managed Hughie Jennings who was inducted as a player but had successful managerial career.

Ron Gardenhire - 13 years1052 Wins,1012 Losses.510Win % 6 division titles.

 

If he could only win us 3 World Series, he'd have it made :)

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