The Houston Astros‘ 4-0 win over the Seattle Mariners put them at 13-11 and allowed them to take sole possession of second place in the American League West division.
But for manager Dusty Baker, last night’s win was more than just your average regular season victory.
With the win, Baker finally reached the all-important milestone of 2,000 career managerial wins.
Baker has been a very successful manager for a long time, having taken a few teams deep into the postseason and to the World Series.
After the game, Baker expressed his gratitude for being given such a wonderful opportunity.
“I’m one of the luckiest men to ever walk on the face of the earth,” Baker said.
Dusty Baker: ‘I’m one of the luckiest men to ever walk on the face of this earth.’ He talks about the influence of Henry Aaron, Joe Morgan, and of course, his father
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Dusty Makes History
Baker has seen it all over his many years managing.
But now, he gets a chance to celebrate a historic milestone.
If you’re a baseball fan, you can’t help but feel good for Baker.
He’s always been known as a “player’s manager.”
Players love to play for him and appreciate his wisdom and experience, looking at him as a mentor.
Players can’t help but feel good for him as well.
Baker has earned each and every one of his accolades.
And with 2,000 victories under his belt, the Hall of Fame surely awaits him when he decides to stop managing once and for all.
He’s taken both the Astros and the San Francisco Giants to the World Series and has had several successful seasons managing the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, and Washington Nationals.
2,000 victories is almost a rite of passage for any manager enshrined in Cooperstown.
Baker knows what it takes to win.
He’s been doing it for a long time, and soon, those wins will translate into him being elected to the Hall of Fame.