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‘You’re Outta Here’ — 41 MLB Managers With the Most Ejections


When it comes to ejections in baseball, absolutely no one is off-limits. It’s not just players and managers that can get tossed. Fans, mascots, media members and even bat boys can be thrown out by power-wielding umpires. But it’s the skippers who are sent off that get the most attention as their acts prior to or following an ejection are often entertaining in nature.

Some managers use ejections to rally their teams. Others may just want reasons to yell at authoritative figures. Likewise, some umpires may have personal vendettas against managers and are looking to see — or waiting to hear — the slightest infraction to merit a tossing. Whatever the reasons, these 40 managers did it better than all others at getting the ol’ heave-ho.

40. Chuck Tanner — 38 (Tie)


Career: 19 seasons (1970-88)

Teams: Chicago White Sox (1970-75), Oakland Athletics (1976), Pittsburg Pirates (1977-85), Atlanta Braves (1986-88)

Chuck Tanner Career Managing Stats

Record: 1352-1381-5

Winning percentage: .495

World Series championships: 1 (1979)

Bottom Line: Chuck Tanner

Chuck Tanner is one of the more underrated managers of all time. He was beloved by his players because his approach was always to treat them like he wished his managers treated him when he played. That also meant Tanner was much more likely to go heads-up with an umpire if he thought his players were getting mistreated or bad calls.

Tanner"s crowning achievement as a manager was leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to the 1979 World Series championships, but one of his more deft moves as a manager was when he was with the White Sox and moved Rich "Goose" Gossage from the rotation to the bullpen. Gossage went on to become a Hall of Fame closer.

40. Pat Corrales — 38 (Tie)


Career: 9 seasons (1978-80, 1982--87)

Teams: Texas Rangers (1978-80), Philadelphia Phillies (1982-83), Cleveland Indians (1983-87)

Pat Corrales Career Managing Stats


Record: 572-634-5

Winning percentage: .474

World Series championships: 0

Bottom Line: Pat Corrales


Pat Corrales made history as the first Mexican-American manager in MLB history. It wouldn"t be his final time making history.

In 1983, he Corrales became the fourth manager to manage a team in both the American League and National League in the same season, when he skippered the Philadelphia Phillies and Cleveland Indians. Corrales also was the first manager to be fired while his team was in first place, when the Phillies canned him that same year.

38. Casey Stengel — 40 (Tie)


Career: 24 seasons (1934-36, 1938-43, 1949-60, 1962-65)

Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers (1934-36), Boston Braves (1938-43), New York Yankees (1949-60), New York Mets (1962-65)

Casey Stengel Career Managing Stats


Record: 1905-1842-19

Winning percentage: .508

World Series championships: 7 (1949-53, 1956, 1958)

Bottom Line: Casey Stengel


Casey Stengel was one of the greatest managers of all time. And he"s still a beloved baseball legend today, almost 60 years after he managed his last game.

While Stengel was the manager for four different teams, it"s his time as manager of the New York Yankees he"s most well known for. He led the Bronx Bombers to seven World Series championships, including five in a row from 1949 to 1953.

Stengel was just as well known for his outlandish personality. In a time when managers didn"t seek the spotlight, he was front and center.

38. Terry Collins — 40 (Tie)

Career: 14 seasons (1994-99, 2011-17)

Teams: Houston Astros (1994-96), Anaheim Angels (1997-99), New York Mets (2011-17)

Terry Collins Career Managing Stats


Record: 995-1017

Winning percentage: .495

World Series championships: 0

Bottom Line: Terry Collins


Terry Collins is a great example of learning from your past mistakes and becoming a better manager. Sort of.

Collins was widely criticized for fumbling away his time with the Houston Astros on some mega-talented teams in the mid-1990s because he was so uptight and the players despised him for it. He got another chance with the New York Mets in the 2010s, helping lead the team to the World Series in 2015.

Collins retired just five games short of 1,000 career wins.

37. Joe Girardi — 41

Career: 13 seasons (2006, 2008-17, 2020-present)

Teams: Florida Marlins (2006), New York Yankees (2008-17), Philadelphia Phillies (2020-present)

Joe Girardi Career Managing Stats


Record: 1084-890

Winning percentage: .549

World Series championships: 1 (2009)

Bottom Line: Joe Girardi


It wasn"t hard to see that Joe Girardi was going to be a great manager during his playing career. The All-Star catcher won three World Series championships as a player for the New York Yankees and had a knack for being on the field at memorable times. He was the catcher for Dwight Gooden"s no-hitter and David Cone"s perfect game.

Girardi, who is now the manager for the Philadelphia Phillies, was the manager for the Yankees for nine seasons from 2009 to 2017 and led them to a World Series championship in his first season.

35. Whitey Herzog — 42 (Tie)


Career: 18 seasons (1973-90)

Teams: Texas Rangers (1973), California Angels (1974), Kansas City Royals (1975-79), St. Louis Cardinals (1980-90)

Whitey Herzog Career Managing Stats


Record: 1281-1125-3

Winning percentage: .532

World Series championships: 1 (1982)

Bottom Line: Whitey Herzog


Whitey Herzog was one of the greatest managers of all time and helped define the 1970s and 1980s for two different franchises — the Kansas City Royals and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Herzog"s greatest moments as a manager came with the Cardinals. He led the Cards to a World Series championship in 1982, then was robbed of another title in 1985 thanks to one of the worst calls in sports history. He also won another National League pennant in 1987.

35. Buddy Bell — 42 (Tie)


Career: 9 seasons (1996-98, 2000-02, 2005-07)

Teams: Detroit Tigers (1996-99), Colorado Rockies (2000-02), Kansas City Royals (2005-07)

Buddy Bell Career Managing Stats


Record: 519-724

Winning percentage: .418

World Series championships: 0

Bottom Line: Buddy Bell


Buddy Bell was a five-time All-Star in his 17 seasons as a player in the majors. But his career as a manager was much more short-lived.

That"s for good reason. Bell finished a staggering 205 games below .500 in just nine seasons leading three different teams. When his son, David Bell, was named manager of the Cincinnati Reds in 2018, they became just the fourth father-son duo to be MLB managers.

32. Bobby Valentine — 44 (Tie)


Career: 16 seasons (1985-92, 1996-2002, 2012)

Teams: Texas Rangers (1985-92), New York Mets (1996-2002), Boston Red Sox (2012)

Bobby Valentine Career Managing Stats


Record: 1186-1165

Winning percentage: .504

World Series championships: 0

Bottom Line: Bobby Valentine


Baseball fans are super aware of Bobby Valentine. He was one of the more notable managers of the 1980s and 1990s as the leader of the Texas Rangers and New York Mets.

But Valentine"s fiery personality and propensity to seek out media attention rubbed a lot of players, coaches and team management the wrong way. And not just in America. Valentine went to Japan for two different stints as the manager of the Chiba Lotte Mariners, becoming as famous overseas as he is here.

No, we don"t have stats on how much he got tossed from games in Japan.

32. Phil Garner — 44 (Tie)


Career: 15 seasons (1992-2002, 2004-07)

Teams: Milwaukee Brewers (1992-99), Detroit Tigers (2000-02), Houston Astros (2004-07)

Phil Garner Career Managing Stats


Record: 985-1054-1

Winning percentage: .483

World Series championships: 0

Bottom Line: Phil Garner


Phil Garner"s propensity for getting tossed from games may have come from one of his mentors — a man who also made this list. As a player, Garner won a World Series with notoriously fiery Pittsburgh Pirates manager Chuck Tanner in 1979.

Few managers were ready to bring the smoke like Garner, who was involved in one of the more infamous bench-clearing brawl moments for a manager in 1995 when he was with the Milwaukee Brewers. Garner squared off with Chicago White Sox manager Terry Bevington and exchanged punches in a rare incident of manager-on-manager violence.

32. Terry Francona — 44 (Tie)


Career: 21 seasons (1997-2000, 2004-11, 2013-present)

Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1997-2000), Boston Red Sox (2004-11), Cleveland Indians (2013-present)

Terry Francona Career Managing Stats


Record: 1768-1498

Winning percentage: .541

World Series championships: 2 (2004, 2007)

Bottom Line: Terry Francona


You can already start to make a good argument that Terry Francona will one day be a Hall of Famer thanks to his time as a manager. He won two World Series championships with the Boston Red Sox and was the leader of the famous team that won it all in 2004 and broke "The Curse of the Bambino."

Francona also led the Cleveland Indians to within one game of winning a World Series in 2016. He had to step away from the team in July 2021 to take care of some health issues but hopes to return to the bench again in the future if he can.

30. Fred Hutchinson – 45 (Tie)


Career: 12 seasons (1952-64)

Teams: Detroit Tigers (1952-54), St. Louis Cardinals (1956-58), Cincinnati Reds (1959-64)

Fred Hutchinson Career Managing Stats


Record: 830-827-9

Winning percentage: .501

World Series championships: 0

Bottom Line: Fred Hutchinson


The first of many former player-managers, Hutchinson sometimes put himself on the mound during the 1952 and 1953 seasons. He was ejected five times during those seasons, so not only were the Tigers without their skipper, but they were also down a relief pitcher as well.

Hutchinson became a full-time manager in 1954 but only won a single postseason game over the next decade while leading three different teams. Just before the 1964 season, Hutchinson was diagnosed with cancer and still managed the team when capable before handing over the reins to his first-base coach in August of that season. He would die just three months later, and his brother, Dr. William Hutchinson, would establish “The Hutch” in Seattle which is one of the leading cancer institutes in the world.

30. Ralph Houk – 45 (Tie)


Career: 20 seasons (1961-63, 1966-78, 1981-84)

Teams: New York Yankees (1961-63, 1966-73), Detroit Tigers (1974-78), Boston Red Sox (1981-84)

Ralph Houk Career Managing Stats


Record: 1,619-1,531-7

Winning percentage: .514

World Series championships: 2 (1961, 1962)

Bottom Line: Ralph Houk


Houk won a total of six World Series championships: three as a player, one as a coach and the final two as the Yankees’ manager. His first as a manager came as the leader of the legendary 1961 Yankees, which featured Roger Maris hitting 61 home runs to break the single-season record. He then repeated the next year and clinched the AL Pennant in 1963 but came up short in the World Series. 

Houk would never make the postseason again over his next 17 years as manager, which were known for him being a player’s manager, but also one with a quick temper.

29. Jim Fregosi – 46


Career: 15 seasons (1978-81, 1986-88, 1991-96, 1999-2000)

Teams: California Angels (1978-81), Chicago White Sox (1986-88), Philadelphia Phillies (1991-96), Toronto Blue Jays (1999-2000)

Jim Fregosi Career Managing Stats


Record: 1,028-1,094

Winning percentage: .484 winning percentage

World Series championships: 0

Bottom Line: Jim Fregosi

A six-time All-Star as a player, Fregosi managed his first game two days after playing in his last game. It took him 10 years as a manager and moving onto three different teams before Fregosi had his first postseason victory, which came in 1993 with the Phillies. He led the veteran squad to Game 6 of the World Series before falling on Joe Carter’s iconic Series-ending home run. 

Despite the success of that season, 1993 was also the year when Fregosi got tossed the most, as he was ejected seven times. Fregosi would manage for five more seasons after that year but never again reached the postseason.

27. Ned Yost – 47 (Tie)


Career: 16 seasons (2003-08, 2010-19)

Teams: Milwaukee Brewers (2003-08), Kansas City Royals (2010-19)

Ned Yost Career Managing Stats


Record: 1,203-1,341

Winning percentage: .477

World Series championships: 1 (2015)

Bottom Line: Ned Yost


You have to admire the consistency of someone like Yost who had between one and six ejections in every year of his career. He was also ejected four times in both his first season, as a 48-year-old, and his last season, as a 64-year-old. 

In between, he brought the Royals the most success in the franchise’s history, winning back-to-back Pennants and won the team’s second World Series championship in 2015. His .710 postseason winning percentage is the highest in MLB history amongst managers with at least 30 postseason games.

27. Mike Scioscia – 47 (Tie)


Career: 19 seasons (2000-18)

Teams: California/Los Angeles Angels (2000-18)

Mike Scioscia Career Managing Stats


Record: 1,650-1,428

Winning percentage: .536

World Series championships: 1 (2002)

Bottom Line: Mike Scioscia


With 12 seasons as a Dodgers player and 19 seasons as an Angels manager, Scioscia is the only person in MLB history to spend his entire playing career with one team and entire managing career with another team with 10-plus years in both places. He also managed the Angels franchise through its various iterations of team names, going from the Anaheim Angels to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to the Los Angeles Angels.

The most ejections Scioscia had in a year was five in 2004, but he seemed to mellow a bit as he aged. Once he turned 50 in 2009, Scioscia spent another 10 years managing but stayed in between two and three ejections per year for that entire decade.

24. Bob Melvin — 48 (Tie)


Career: 18 seasons (2003-present)

Teams: Seattle Mariners (2003-04), Arizona Diamondbacks (2005-09), Oakland Athletics (2011-present)

Bob Melvin Career Managing Stats


Record: 1,334-1,256

Winning percentage: .515 winning percentage

World Series championships: None

Bottom Line: Bob Melvin


Bob Melvin was nicknamed "The Mad Scientist" early in his managing career because of his cerebral approach to the game. After more than 2,500 games filling out lineup cards, you can add another one — "The Quiet Storm."

Melvin might look like a mild-mannered professor, but he can raise hell with the best of them. Ask some major league umpires from the past two decades.

24. Billy Martin – 48 (Tie)


Career: 16 seasons (1969, 1971-83, 1985, 1988)

Teams: Minnesota Twins (1969), Detroit Tigers (1971-73), Texas Rangers (1973-75), New York Yankees (1975-79, 1983, 1985, 1988), Oakland Athletics (1980-82)

Billy Martin Career Managing Stats


Record: 1,253-1,013-1

Winning percentage: .553 winning percentage

World Series championships: 1 (1977)

Bottom Line: Billy Martin


Martin spent five different stints as the Yankees manager where his volatile relationship with George Steinbrenner led to his many firings and re-hirings. But Martin’s behavior was relatively docile in New York compared to his other stops. He spent roughly half of his managerial career with the Yankees and the other half with other clubs. But just 29 percent of his ejections came in pinstripes while 71 percent came in other uniforms. 

His success with the Yankees likely played a part in him not having a reason to argue with umpires as much as he won two pennants with the Yankees and none with his four other teams.

24. Tommy Lasorda – 48 (Tie)


Career: 21 seasons (1976-96)

Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers (1976-96)

Tommy Lasorda Career Managing Stats


Record: 1,599-1,439-2

Winning percentage: .526

World Series championships: 2 (1981, 1988)

Bottom Line: Tommy Lasorda


Few managers knew how to develop young players like Lasorda, as he managed 10 players who would win NL Rookie of the Year. He won the 1981 World Series, which came in a strike-shortened year that led some to believe the championship deserved an asterisk.

But Lasorda showed he wasn’t just a lucky manager by winning another World Series in 1988, also winning NL Manager of the Year that season. Through his roles as a player, coach, manager and executive, Lasorda spent 71 years in the Dodgers organization before passing away in 2021.

23. Mike Hargrove – 50


Career: 16 seasons (1991-2003, 2005-07)

Teams: Cleveland Indians (1991-99), Baltimore Orioles (2000-03), Seattle Mariners (2005-07)

Mike Hargrove Career Managing Stats


Record: 1,188-1,173-2

Winning percentage: .503

World Series championships: 0

Bottom Line: Mike Hargrove


Hargrove had a 12-year playing career where he was known for his patience at the plate, twice leading the AL in walks. But that patience didn’t carry over when he became a manager, as he had nearly as many ejections (50) as postseason games (52).

Hargrove is best remembered for his time coaching those powerhouse Indians teams of the 1990s, but his time in Seattle is also notable for how his tenure ended. Hargrove “resigned” while the Mariners were on a seven-game winning streak, and there were rumors that a feud with Ichiro is what led to his resignation. Hargrove had previously said that Ichiro would be “nothing more than a fourth outfielder” when he first joined MLB, and there was always bad blood between the two. Coincidentally, after Hargrove resigned, Ichiro signed a new contract extension with the Mariners.

22. Jimmy Dykes – 51


Career: 21 seasons (1934-46, 1951-54, 1958-61)

Teams: Chicago White Sox (1934-46), Philadelphia Athletics (1951-53), Baltimore Orioles (1954), Cincinnati Redlegs (1958), Detroit Tigers (1959-60), Cleveland Indians (1960-61)

Jimmy Dykes Career Managing Stats


Record: 1,406-1,541-15

Winning percentage: .477

World Series championships: 0

Bottom Line: Jimmy Dykes


Dykes’ managerial career was definitely more quantity-based than quality-based, as his teams never finished above third place in his 21 seasons. He also was the first manager to win 1,000 games without capturing a pennant, but not only did he never win a pennant, Dykes never even made the postseason.

His last stop was with the Indians, and he joined them under unusual circumstances. Dykes was actually traded from the Tigers to Cleveland while the then-Indians manager was traded from Cleveland to Detroit in one of the rare manager-manager trades.

21. Charlie Manuel – 52

Career: 12 seasons (2000-02, 2005-13)

Teams: Cleveland Indians (2000-02), Philadelphia Phillies (2005-13)

Charlie Manuel Career Managing Stats


Record: 1,000-826

Winning percentage: .548

World Series championships: 1 (2008)

Bottom Line: Charlie Manuel


Manuel had a forgettable MLB playing career because he couldn’t crack the Mendoza Line over six seasons. But he experienced great success overseas where he was MVP of the best Japan league and won a Japan Series in 1978. 

Exactly 30 years later, Manuel would win his second championship — this one as an MLB manager, leading the Phillies to the 2008 World Series. Even though he would be fired by Philadelphia a few years later, Manuel eventually returned to the Phillies organization and currently works as a senior advisor to General Manager Sam Fuld.

20. John Gibbons – 53


Career: 11 seasons (2004-08, 2013-18)

Teams: Toronto Blue Jays (2004-08, 2013-18)

John Gibbons Career Managing Stats


Record: 796-789

Winning percentage: .501

World Series championships: 0

Bottom Line: John Gibbons


Does life change once you reach 50 years old? Not if you are John Gibbons, who managed the Blue Jays for parts of five seasons in his 40s, was fired, came back five years later in his 50s and managed the team for six more seasons. 

In his 40s, Gibbons was ejected in 3.4 percent of his games. And in his 50s? Gibby was ejected in 3.3 percent of his games, proving that the old saying is true: “Age is just a number.”

19. Gene Mauch – 54


Career: 26 seasons (1960-82, 1985-87)

Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1960-68), Montreal Expos (1969-75), Minnesota Twins (1976-77), California Angels (1981-82, 1985-87)

Gene Mauch Career Managing Stats


Record: 796-789

Winning percentage: .501

World Series championships: 0

Bottom Line: Gene Mauch

With 1,902 career wins and no pennants, Gene Mauch is the winningest manager in MLB history without a World Series appearance. Only one of the four teams he managed had a winning record with him in control, but front offices clearly liked him to give him opportunity after opportunity.

Apart from that record for most wins without a pennant, Mauch also holds another dubious distinction. He was the skipper for two of the longest losing streaks in MLB history. His 1960 Phillies lost 23 in a row, which is tied for the third-longest losing streak, and his expansion 1969 Expos lost 20 straight, which is tied for the seventh-longest losing streak in history.

18. Sparky Anderson – 56


Career: 26 seasons (1970-95)

Teams: Cincinnati Reds (1970-78), Detroit Tigers (1979-95)

Sparky Anderson Career Managing Stats


Record: 2,194-1,834-2

Winning percentage: .545

World Series championships: 3 (1975, 1976, 1984)

Bottom Line: Sparky Anderson


The skipper of the Big Red Machine, Anderson managed one of the most talented groups of players in MLB history to four pennants and two World Series championships. His second act was with the Tigers, where he also led them to a World Series win in 1984.

Anderson is also the last AL manager to win a game by forfeit. It occurred in 1979 during Disco Demolition Night, which took place in between games of a doubleheader at Chicago’s Comiskey Park. As a marketing ploy, the White Sox detonated a crate filled with disco records on the field in between games, and then thousands of fans ran onto the field to celebrate. The playing surface was so damaged that Anderson refused to play the second game of the doubleheader, and the White Sox ended up forfeiting the game.

17. Dick Williams – 57


Career: 21 seasons (1967-69, 1971-88)

Teams: Boston Red Sox (1967-69), Oakland Athletics (1971-73), California Angels (1974-76), Montreal Expos (1977-81), San Diego Padres (1982-85), Seattle Mariners (1986-88)

Dick Williams Career Managing Stats

Record: 1,571-1,451-1

Winning percentage: .520

World Series championships: 2 (1972, 1973)

Bottom Line: Dick Williams


Williams had lots of success in lots of places and is one of three managers to lead three franchises to a World Series appearance. His most successful stint was with the Oakland A’s in the early 1970s, when he won back-to-back World Series championships with the likes of Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter and Rollie Fingers. 

But after that 1973 championship win, Williams ejected himself from the Athletics by resigning after disagreements with General Manager Charlie Finley. The A’s would go on to three-peat the next year under a different manager, and Williams would go another 10 years before his next World Series appearance with the Padres.

16. Joe Maddon – 58


Career: 18 seasons (1996, 1999, 2006-present)

Teams: California/Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels (1996, 1999, 2020-present), Tampa Bay Rays (2006-14), Chicago Cubs (2015-19)

Joe Maddon Career Managing Stats


Record: 1,283-1,104-1

Winning percentage: .537

World Series championships: 1 (2016)

Bottom Line: Joe Maddon

Maddon had a couple of stints as an interim manager with the Angels in the ’90s, as he managed 51 games and had zero ejections. But once he got some job stability as a full-time manager, he wasn’t shy about getting in umpires’ faces. In fact, all of his ejections have come with him having a full-time gig. 

Even during his historic 2016 season with the Cubs when he helped the team end its 107-year World Series drought, Maddon was maddened by getting tossed three times that season.

13. Bill Rigney – 64 (Tie)


Career: 18 seasons (1956-72, 1976)

Teams: New York/San Francisco Giants (1956-60, 1976), Los Angeles/California Angels (1961-69), Minnesota Twins (1970-72)

Bill Rigney Career Managing Stats


Record: 1,239-1,321-1

Winning percentage: .484

World Series championships: 0

Bottom Line: Bill Rigney


Rigney is considered one of the nicest and most affable managers in MLB history, as evident by the creation of the Bill Rigney Good Guy Award. The Bay Area local sportswriters created that award in his honor, and it is handed out each year to the Giants and Athletics players who are most accommodating to the media, just as Rigney was during his career.

But as friendly as Rigney was, he wasn’t very successful, managing for 18 years without ever getting a playoff victory. So, we guess it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that nice guys do finish last.

13. Lou Piniella – 64 (Tie)


Career: 23 seasons (1986-88, 1990-2005, 2007-10)

Teams: New York Yankees (1986-88), Cincinnati Reds (1990-92), Seattle Mariners (1993-2002), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2003-05), Chicago Cubs (2007-10)

Lou Piniella Career Managing Stats


Record: 1,835-1,713

Winning percentage: .517

World Series championships: 1 (1990)

Bottom Line: Lou Piniella


Piniella is another one of those guys who mellowed with age, as he started managing at 42 years old and last managed at 66. Here’s the breakdown of the percentage of games he was tossed by each decade:

In his 40s, he was ejected in 2.4 percent of his games. In his 50s, he was ejected in 1.8 percent of his games. In his 60s, he was ejected in 1.1 percent of his games.

He was facetiously nicknamed Sweet Lou throughout his career for his demeanor, and it appears the nickname finally became appropriate when he became a senior citizen.

13. Clint Hurdle – 64 (Tie)

Career: 17 seasons (2002-09, 2011-19)

Teams: Colorado Rockies (2002-09), Pittsburgh Pirates (2011-19)

Clint Hurdle Career Managing Stats


Record: 1,269-1,345-1

Winning percentage: .485

World Series championships: 0

Bottom Line: Clint Hurdle

Does managing losing teams make a skipper more prone to getting tossed? You would think so, but that’s not the case with Hurdle. In his two best seasons (2013, 2015), he posted a 59.3 winning percentage and was tossed a total of 10 times. But in his two worst seasons (2005, 2009), he won just 40.9 percent of his games and was tossed only once. 

Perhaps he realized that the winning teams had better shots at making the postseason, so he was more ardent in making sure calls went his team’s way. Also, perhaps he was just playing out the string in the losing seasons, knowing that no amount of arguing in the world would make his team any better.

12. Joe Torre – 70


Career: 29 seasons (1977-84, 1990-2010)

Teams: New York Mets (1977-81), Atlanta Braves (1982-84), St. Louis Cardinals (1990-95), New York Yankees (1996-2007), Los Angeles Dodgers (2008-10)

Joe Torre Career Managing Stats


Record: 2,326-1,997-6

Winning percentage: .538

World Series championships: 4 (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000)

Bottom Line: Joe Torre


Many younger fans don’t even realize that Torre had an entire managerial career before the Yankees. He was a mellow grandfather by the time he put on pinstripes, but he was a hot head earlier in his career with the Mets. Twice during his six seasons in Queens, Torre was ejected seven times. 

By comparison, during the four years with the Yankees in which he won the World Series, Torre was ejected a combined six times over those four seasons. He got even more relaxed when he joined the Dodgers, and in 2009, he went the entire season without being tossed.

10. Jim Leyland – 73 (Tie)


Career: 22 seasons (1986-1999, 2006-2013)

Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates (1986-96), Florida Marlins (1997-98), Colorado Rockies (1999), Detroit Tigers (2006-13)

Jim Leyland Career Managing Stats


Record: 1,769-1,728-2

Winning percentage: .506

World Series championships: 1 (1997)

Bottom Line: Jim Leyland


Leyland won three Manager of the Year awards and finished runner-up three additional times, making him one of the most accomplished skippers in MLB history. He led a young Pirates team featuring Barry Bonds to three straight League Championship Series in the early 1990s and then went to Florida and won a World Series with the Marlins in their fifth year of existence. 

After a disappointing lone season with the Rockies, Leyland then spent the next few years as a scout and seemingly was done as a manager. But he got another opportunity with the Tigers in 2006 and won two AL pennants during his time in Detroit.

10. Clark Griffith – 73 (Tie)


Career: 20 seasons (1901-20)

Teams: Chicago White Sox (1901-02), New York Highlanders (1903-08), Cincinnati Reds (1909-11), Washington Senators (1912-20)

Clark Griffth Career Managing Stats


Record: 1,491-1,367-59

Winning percentage: .522

World Series championships: 0

Bottom Line: Clark Griffith


For 12 of Griffith’s 20 seasons as a manager, he also had a part-time gig as a pitcher and wasn’t shy about putting himself into the game. His debut year was his best year in both regards. In 1901, Griffith won 24 games, led the AL in winning percentage while also leading the White Sox to the pennant. 

He stopped playing in 1915 and spent the next six seasons as solely a manager, while also having a minority ownership stake in the Washington Senators. By 1921, he gave up managing completely so he could devote more time to being an owner and held that role until his death in 1955. 

9. Bruce Bochy – 77


Career: 25 seasons (1995-2019)

Teams: San Diego Padres (1995-2006), San Francisco Giants (2007-19)

Bruce Bochy Career Managing Stats


Record: 2,003-2,029

Winning percentage: .497

World Series championships: 3 (2010, 2012, 2014)

Bottom Line: Bruce Bochy


Bochy is best remembered for his even-years World Series wins with the Giants in 2010, 2012 and 2014, but he also had success with the Padres. He was born in France, so when he won the NL pennant with the Padres in 1998, he became the first foreign-born manager to reach the World Series. 

He also won over 900 games in both San Diego and San Francisco, making him the only manager in MLB history with 900 wins with two different franchises. After retiring from MLB in 2019, he was named the manager of the French National Team as they attempt to qualify for the next World Baseball Classic.

8. Paul Richards – 82

Career: 12 seasons (1951-61, 1976)

Teams: Chicago White Sox (1951-54, 1976), Baltimore Orioles (1955-61)

Paul Richards Career Managing Stats


Record: 923-901-13

Winning percentage: .506

World Series championships: 0

Bottom Line: Paul Richards


While it wasn’t quite Cal Ripken Jr.’s Iron Man streak, Richards has a pretty impressive streak of his own as a manager. From 1951-61, he led AL managers in ejections every single year with as few as five ejections to as many as 11 during that span. He also doubled as general manager (GM) from 1955-58, so after being tossed, he could presumably still function as an in-game GM.

After the 1961 season, Richards resigned as manager and worked solely in the front office. But he got one last shot as a manager some 15 years later in 1976 with his original team, the White Sox. Now 67 years old, Richards had a new outlook on life and didn’t lead the AL in ejections for the first time in his career. In fact, he wasn’t ejected once the entire season!

7. Ron Gardenhire – 84

Career: 16 seasons (2002-14, 2018-20)

Teams: Minnesota Twins (2002-14), Detroit Tigers (2018-20)

Ron Gardenhire Career Managing Stats


Record: 1,200-1,280

Winning percentage: .484

World Series championships: 0

Bottom Line: Ron Gardenhire


The Twins went from one extreme to the other when Tom Kelly retired in 2001 and was replaced by Gardenhire. The calm and collected Kelly was tossed just five times in his 16 years as manager, while Gardenhire was tossed at least five times in 11 different seasons

Personality wasn’t the only difference between the two, as Kelly won two World Series with the Twins, while Gardenhire never even won a pennant in Minnesota. In fact, he is the only manager in MLB history to take a team to the playoffs at least six times and never make it to a World Series.

6. Frankie Frisch – 88

Career: 16 seasons (1933-38, 1940-46, 1949-51)

Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (1933-38), Pittsburgh Pirates (1940-46), Chicago Cubs (1949-51)

Frankie Frisch Career Managing Stats

Record: 1,138-1,078-30

Winning percentage: .514

World Series championships: 1 (1934)

Bottom Line: Frankie Frisch


Frisch was the best player in 1931, winning MVP honors, and then he became one of the best at getting tossed as a manager. He won the 1934 World Series with the Cardinals as a player-manager but would never make the postseason again in his following 14 seasons as a manager. 

His exploits as a player got him inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1947, which was towards the end of his managerial career, but that honor didn’t make him any more mild-mannered. In his final season as a manager in 1951, Frisch was tossed an astounding six times in just 81 games before being fired. That means he was tossed in 7.4 percent of his games or essentially one ejection every two weeks of games.

5. Tony La Russa – 90


Career: 34 seasons (1979-2011, 2021-present)

Teams: Chicago White Sox (1979-86, 2021-present), Oakland Athletics (1986-95), St. Louis Cardinals (1996-2011)

Tony La Russa Career Managing Stats


Record: 2,732-2,369-4

Winning percentage: .536

World Series championships: 3 (1989, 2006, 2011)

Bottom Line: Tony La Russa


Major League Baseball has been around since 1876, and there have been more than 220,000 games played since the beginning. Tony La Russa, with 34 years as a skipper, has managed 2.3 percent of all games in MLB history.

That amazing stat tells you that La Russa has shown restraint in his managerial career to not be No. 1 on this list. While he’s never had a season without any ejections, he has been tossed only once in eight different seasons, spanning three different teams.

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4. Earl Weaver – 96


Career: 17 seasons (1968-82, 1985-86)

Teams: Baltimore Orioles (1968-82, 1985-86)

Earl Weaver Career Managing Stats


Record: 1,480-1,060-1

Winning percentage: .583

World Series championships: 1 (1970)

Bottom Line: Earl Weaver


A four-time winner of the AL pennant, Weaver had quite the run in the 1970s. From 1973-79, he was ejected at least seven times every season, as he was an equal opportunist to all umpires. Three times in his career, Weaver was ejected in both games of a doubleheader, and twice he was ejected before a game even began. He was one of the first managers to turn his cap backwards whenever getting in an ump’s face, so he could get as close as possible without actually touching the umpire.

Even after he retired from the Orioles, Weaver didn’t retire his tirades against umpires. In 1989, he managed a team in the Senior Professional Baseball Association, and less than a week into his new job, he was ejected from a game before then calling the umpires “high school rejects.”

3. Leo Durocher – 100


Career: 24 seasons (1939-46, 1948-55, 1966-73)

Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers (1939-46, 1948), New York Giants (1948-55), Chicago Cubs (1966-72), Houston Astros (1972-73)

Leo Durocher Career Managing Stats


Record: 2,008-1,709-22

Winning percentage: .540

World Series championships: 1 (1954)

Bottom Line: Leo Durocher


Weaver posted a winning record with all four teams he managed and was the first MLB manager to win 500-plus games with three different franchises. But he’s best known for two things that had nothing to do w