Who is the longest-tenured manager in MLB?
Who is the longest-tenured manager in MLB? originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
The dugout has essentially been another home for some of MLB’s familiar faces.
As Opening Day for the 2023 MLB season approaches, managers like Dave Roberts will tack on more days at the helm for the Los Angeles Dodgers while others like Chicago White Sox’ Pedro Grifol are new to the role with hopes of constructing long-term success.
But that begs the question: Just who is the longest-tenured manager in MLB?
From Roberts to Grifol and more, let’s take a deep dive:
Who is the longest-tenured manager in MLB in 2023?
Heading into the 2023 season, Terry Francona is the MLB’s longest-tenured manager.
The Cleveland Guardians manager has been at the helm since Oct. 6, 2012, which is 3,796 days and counting.
Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash is the only other manager above the 3,000-games-managed mark, sitting at 3,008 games and counting. He started the role on Dec. 3, 2014.
Here’s a look at when every current MLB manager started their role:
Terry Francona, Cleveland Guardians: Oct. 6, 2012
Kevin Cash, Tampa Bay Rays: Dec. 3, 2014
Craig Counsell, Milwaukee Brewers: May 4, 2015
Scott Servais, Seattle Mariners: Oct. 23, 2015
Dave Roberts, Los Angeles Dodgers: Nov. 23, 2015
Brian Snitker, Atlanta Braves: May 18, 2016
Torey Luvello, Arizona Diamondbacks: Nov. 7, 2016
Bud Black, Colorado Rockies: Nov. 7, 2016
Dave Martinez, Washington Nationals: Oct. 30, 2017
Aaron Boone, New York Yankees: Dec. 1, 2017
David Bell, Cincinnati Reds: Oct. 21, 2018
Rocco Baldelli, Minnesota Twins: Oct. 25, 2018
Brandon Hyde, Baltimore Orioles: Dec. 15, 2018
David Ross, Chicago Cubs: Oct. 23, 2019
Derek Shelton, Pittsburgh Pirates: Nov. 27, 2019
Dusty Baker, Houston Astros: Jan. 30, 2020
AJ Hinch, Detroit Tigers: Oct. 31, 2020
Alex Cora, Boston Red Sox: Nov. 6, 2020
Oliver Marmol, St. Louis Cardinals: Oct. 25, 2021
Bob Melvin, San Diego Padres: Nov. 1, 2021
Buck Showalter, New York Mets: Dec. 19, 2021
Mark Kotsay, Oakland Athletics: Dec. 21, 2021
John Schneider, Toronto Blue Jays: July 14, 2022
Bruce Bochy, Texas Rangers: Oct. 21, 2022
Skip Schumaker, Miami Marlins: Oct. 25, 2022
Matt Quatraro, Kansas City Royals: Oct. 30, 2022
Pedro Grifol, Chicago White Sox: Nov. 3, 2022
Who is the shortest-tenured manager in MLB in 2023?
As aforementioned, White Sox’ Pedro Grifol is the shortest-tenured manager in MLB. He took over from Tony La Russa on Nov. 3, 2022.
Three other managers were hired just a month before Grifol following the conclusion of the 2022 campaign: Bruce Bochy (Texas Rangers), Skip Schumaker (Miami Marlins) and Matt Quatraro (Kansas City Royals).
Who is the longest-tenured manager in MLB history?
Fifty years -- that’s how long the longest-tenured manager in MLB history stayed in his role. The record belongs to Connie Mack, who managed the Philadelphia Athletics from 1901-1950.
John McGraw comes second after managing the New York Giants for 31 years from 1902-1932.
Who is the oldest manager in MLB in 2023?
The oldest manager by age in MLB in 2023 is Dusty Baker of the Houston Astros. Baker is 73 years, 257 days and counting after being born on June 15, 1949.
Who is the youngest manager in MLB in 2023?
On the flip side of Baker is Oliver Marmol of the St. Louis Cardinals. Marmol is 36 years, 240 days and counting after being born on July 2, 1986.
He started the role on Oct. 25, 2021, when he was 35 years old, making him the youngest manager in the league in 18 years after Cleveland hired Eric Wedge, also 35 at the time, in 2003.