Wasiak Retires as Winningest Minor League Manager
Stan Wasiak, the winningest manager in minor league history, has retired after 37 years in the Dodger organization.
“No one has been more dedicated and loyal than Stan Wasiak,” said Bill Schweppe, the team’s vice president in charge of minor league operations.
Wasiak, who began his career in 1940, when the Dodgers signed him to a minor league contract as a catcher-second baseman, never made it to the majors.
He earned the title “King of the Minors” in 1985, when, in his 36th season, he broke Ben Coleman’s record for most seasons as a minor league manager.
Wasiak also broke Coleman’s record for career victories, finishing with 2,497 wins while managing in 17 cities and guiding his teams to 21 division titles and 9 league pennants.