Manager Losses Top 100 Chart

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present the top 100 all-time career leaders in Major League games lost by managers. Notes: A bold faced entry denotes that the manager was active during the previous Major League season, an italic entry denotes a Hall of Fame manager, and a grayed-out entry denotes a manager with no Major League experience as a player.

"What bothers me is a first-year guy, a guy that hasn't played one day in the big leagues, makes more than I made in ten years." - Frank Robinson (56th Overall Managerial Losses Leader)
Managerial Lossess
All-Time Leaders

'Top 100'

Rank

Manager

Losses

1.

Connie Mack

3,948

2.

Bucky Harris

2,218

3.

Gene Mauch

2,037

4.

Tony LaRussa

1,986

5.

John McGraw

1,948

6.

Casey Stengel

1,842

7.

Sparky Anderson

1,834

8.

Bill McKechnie

1,723

9.

Leo Durocher

1,709

10.

Joe Torre

1,702

11.

Bobby Cox

1,686

12.

Walter Alston

1,613

13.

Jimmy Dykes

1,541

14.

Ralph Houk

1,531

15.

Dick Williams

1,451

16.

Tom Lasorda

1,439

17.

Lou Piniella

1,420

18.

Wilbert Robinson

1,398

19.

Chuck Tanner

1,381

20.

Clark Griffith

1,367

21.

Joe McCarthy

1,333

22.

Bill Rigney

1,321

23.

Tom Kelly

1,244

24.

John McNamara

1,233

25.

Lou Boudreau

1,224

26.

Jim Leyland

1,198

27.

Fred Clarke

1,181

28.

Frank Robinson

1,176

29.

Ned Hanlon

1,164

30.

Mike Hargrove

1,140

31.

Art Howe

1,137

32.

Miller Huggins

1,134

33.

Whitey Herzog

1,125

34.

Jim Fregosi

1,095

35.

Frankie Frisch

1,078

36.

Bobby Valentine

1,072

37.

Charlie Grimm

1,067

38.

Earl Weaver

1,060

39.

Joe Cronin

1,055

40.

Dusty Baker

1,041

41.

Felipe Alou

1,021

42.

Billy Martin

1,013

43.

Al Lopez

1,004

44.

Hughie Jennings

995

45.

Phil Garner

981

46.

Bruce Bochy

975

47.

Chuck Dressen

973

48.

Red Schoendienst

955

49.

Alvin Dark

954

50.

Danny Murtaugh

950

51.

Cap Anson

947

52.

Bill Virdon

921

53.

Paul Richards

901

54.

George Stallings

898

55.

Jimmy McAleer

889

56.

Davey Johnson

888

57.

Harry Wright

885

58.

Patsy Donovan

879

59.

Frank Selee

862

60.

Don Zimmer

858

61.

Buck Showalter

833

62.

Fred Hutchinson

827

63.

Steve O'Neill

821

64.

Rogers Hornsby

812

65.

Billy Barnie

810

66.

Lee Fohl

792

67.

Jimy Williams

790

68.

Buck Rodgers

774

69.

Dave Bristol

764

Burt Shotton

764

71.

Fred Haney

757

72.

Gil Hodges

753

73.

Johnny Oates

746

74.

Roger Craig

737

75.

Jimmie Wilson

735

76.

Jack McKeon

733

77.

Jeff Torborg

718

78.

Birdie Tebbetts

705

79.

Billy Southworth

704

80.

Gus Schmelz

703

81.

Don Baylor

689

82.

Hugh Duffy

671

83.

Branch Rickey

664

84.

Bill Terry

661

85.

Frank Chance

648

86.

Luke Sewell

644

87.

Cito Gaston

636

88.

Pat Corrales

634

89.

Buddy Bell

631

90.

Bill Killefer

622

91.

Mayo Smith

612

92.

Harry Walker

604

93.

Jim Riggleman

598

94.

Darrell Johnson

590

95.

Pat Moran

586

96.

Patsy Tebeau

583

97.

Fielder Jones

582

98.

Tom Loftus

580

99.

Terry Francona

570

100.

Gene Lamont

562

Current Through 2007



Managers on the top 100 losses chart who are NOT on the top 100 wins chart are Jimmie Wilson (#75), Bill Kellefer (#90), Jim Riggleman (#93), Darrell Johnson (#94) & Tom Loftus (#98). Managers on the top 100 wins chart who are NOT on the top 100 losses chart are Charlie Comiskey (#64), Jim Murtrie (#83), Danny Ozark (#91), Tris Speaker (#92) & Herman Franks (#95).

This top 100 chart can be used to answer many different trivia questions including; Who is the manager who never played Major League Baseball with the most losses? Which Hall of Fame skipper has the most losses? Which three active managers are in the top twenty?

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