At age 74, Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker has officially completed a remarkable chapter in his illustrious career.
“I feel an obligation to do more with the game in the next chapter,” Baker said at a press conference on the 26th (local time).
Houston narrowly lost 3-4 to the Texas Rangers in the American League Championship Series, failing to advance to the World Series for the third year in a row.
“I would like to first thank (Astros owner) Jim Crane and his family for giving me this opportunity over the past four years,” Baker said, according to ESPN. “It has been a tremendous honor to be the leader of this club. “I’m grateful to the fans who showed me. The amount of love I received in Houston is incomparable,” he said.굿모닝토토
“I would like to thank all of the players and coaches who sacrificed so much in our multiple efforts for a World Series title. You all gave me everything every day and that was all I could ask for. Lastly, I want to say thank you.” did.
He added, “To all my friends and family, I would like to express my infinite gratitude for all the love and support you have shown me over the years. I cannot express my gratitude in words. This is not a goodbye, it is simply a ‘see you later’.”
Baker ranks 7th in MLB history with 2,183 wins. Every manager who has achieved 2,000 wins is in the Hall of Fame. Therefore, it is certain that Baker will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Baker becomes the first black manager to enter Cooperstown.
He amassed a record of 2,183 wins, 1,862 losses (1 tie) over 4,046 games as manager of the Giants (1993-2002), Cubs (2003-06), Reds (2008-13), Nationals (2016-17) and Houston.
He is the only manager to lead five different teams to division titles and was named National League Manager of the Year in 1993, 1997, and 2000. In Houston, they won the AL West for three consecutive seasons. In 2022, won the World Series by defeating the Philadelphia Phillies in six games.