Dusty Baker Biography

A legend in baseball, Dusty Baker is the main 3-time Major League Baseball Manager of the year in Major League history, a previous All-Star as a player, and a previous Marine. Dusty is a bilingual speaker (English and Spanish) who chats on initiative, collaboration, inspiration, and achievement. In extra to driving the Reds to the NL Central title, Dusty recently drove the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs, winning the 2002 National League flag with the Giants.



Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 1967 novice draft out of Del Campo High School close to Sacramento, CA, Dusty Baker started his expert baseball profession as an outfielder for the Braves in 1968.

In the wake of expenditure sixteen full seasons with the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, just as a short residency with the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics, Baker completed his prosperous profession as a player with .278 batting normal, 242 grand slams, and 1,013 runs batted in.



Dusty Baker Age

Dusty Baker is aged 72, born on June 15, 1949.

Dusty Baker Nickname

Dusty Baker got the nickname “Dusty” from his mother because he liked to play in the dirt in the backyard.

Dusty Baker Height

He stands at a height of 6 ft 1 in (1.87 m).

Dusty Baker Playing Career

At Del Campo High School close to Sacramento, California, Baker dominated in baseball, ball, football, and track. Pastry specialist was drafted into the Sac-Joaquin Section’s Hall of Fame class in 2010 for his play at Del Campo. As such, he was offered a b-ball grant by Santa Clara University.

Be that as it may, he was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 1967 novice draft (regardless of his supplications to not play in the Deep South); his dad needed him to head off to college. On June 19 of that year, the Braves entrusted Hank Aaron to attempt to impact Baker to sign with the group, with him promising to both Baker and his mom Christine that he would deal with Baker as though he was his own child while ensuring that he would be in the majors before his school class graduated.

Dusty Baker Managerial Career

San Francisco Giants

He kickstarted his managerial career as a first base coach for the San Francisco Giants in 1988, and then he spent the following four years (1989–1992) as the hitting coach. In 1992, he managed the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League.

Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs hired Dusty Baker and agreed to a four-year deal to manage the team, replacing Don Baylor on November 15, 2002.

Cincinnati Reds

On October 13, 2007, Baker was hired as manager of the Cincinnati Reds, replacing interim manager Pete Mackanin.

Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals appointed Dusty Baker the new manager for the 2016 season.

Houston Astros

On January 29, 2020, the Astros named Baker as their new manager to replace A. J. Hinch, who had been fired in the wake of the Astros sign-stealing scandal.

Dusty Baker Personal Family

Dusty Baker has a wife, Melissa, and two children; Natosha (born 1979), from his first marriage and Darren (born 1999).

Dusty Baker Records

Team Year Regular season Postseason
Games Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
SF 1993 162 103 59 .636 2nd in NL West
SF 1994 115 55 60 .478 2nd in NL West No postseason due to players strike
SF 1995 144 67 77 .465 4th in NL West
SF 1996 162 68 94 .420 4th in NL West
SF 1997 162 90 72 .556 1st in NL West 0 3 .000 Lost NLDS (FLA)
SF 1998 163 89 74 .546 2nd in NL West
SF 1999 162 86 76 .531 2nd in NL West
SF 2000 162 97 65 .599 1st in NL West 1 3 .250 Lost NLDS (NYM)
SF 2001 162 90 72 .556 2nd in NL West
SF 2002 161 95 66 .590 2nd in NL West 10 7 .588 Lost World Series (ANA)
SF total 1,555 840 715 .540 11 13 .458
CHC 2003 162 88 74 .543 1st in NL Central 6 6 .500 Lost NLCS (FLA)
CHC 2004 162 89 73 .549 3rd in NL Central
CHC 2005 162 79 83 .488 4th in NL Central
CHC 2006 162 66 96 .407 6th in NL Central
CHC total 648 322 326 .497 6 6 .500
CIN 2008 162 74 88 .457 5th in NL Central
CIN 2009 162 78 84 .481 4th in NL Central
CIN 2010 162 91 71 .562 1st in NL Central 0 3 .000 Lost NLDS (PHI)
CIN 2011 162 79 83 .488 3rd in NL Central
CIN 2012 162 97 65 .599 1st in NL Central 2 3 .400 Lost NLDS (SF)
CIN 2013 162 90 72 .556 3rd in NL Central 0 1 .000 Lost NLWC (PIT)
CIN total 972 509 463 .524 2 7 .222
WSH 2016 162 95 67 .586 1st in NL East 2 3 .400 Lost NLDS (LAD)
WSH 2017 162 97 65 .599 1st in NL East 2 3 .400 Lost NLDS (CHC)
WSH total 324 192 132 .593 4 6 .400
HOU 2020 60 29 31 .483 2nd in AL West 8 5 .615 Lost ALCS (TB)
HOU 2021 162 95 67 .586 1st in AL West 9 7 .563 Lost World Series (ATL)
HOU total 222 124 98 .559 17 12 .586
Total 3,722[b] 1,987 1,734 .534 40 44 .476

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