Dusty Baker (74), manager of the Houston Astros, a ‘great general’ in American professional baseball’s Major League Baseball (MLB), expressed his gratitude to the team and fans when announcing his retirement.
Coach Bacon attended a press conference held by the Houston team on the 27th (Korean time) and said, “I would like to thank owner Jim Crane for giving me the opportunity to lead Houston for the past four years.” He added, “It was a tremendous honor,” and added, “I would like to express my gratitude to the Houston fans and dedicated players and coaches for their unwavering passion.”도메인
Coach Baker, who started with the San Francisco Giants in 1993 and worked for the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, and Washington Nationals before becoming head coach of Houston, amassed a total of 2,183 wins during his 26-year tenure as manager. He ranks 7th on the all-time big league manager career wins list.
Selected as Coach of the Year three times, he became the first black coach to surpass 2,000 career wins and was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Coach Baker, who defeated the Philadelphia Phillies to win the World Series last year, was evaluated as having excellent communication skills with players. He stepped down from the command tower, but Coach Baker signaled another beginning by saying, “Let’s meet again next time.” There are also speculations that he will serve as a club advisor, advising young leaders and being involved in team composition.
Houston team owner Jim Crane said, “It will be difficult to find a replacement for Coach Baker, but we will appoint a new coach as quickly as possible.”
Among the 30 teams in the big league, the Cleveland Guardians, New York Mets, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Angels and Houston have empty manager positions.