Baseball rankings: The oldest manager for each major league team

When the Florida Marlins brought Jack McKeon back last week at the age of 80, he became the second-oldest manager in baseball history. Staff writer Kevin Baxter takes a team-by-team look at the oldest men to hold that job* with each of the current 30 franchises:

Team; Manager; Age (Year); Comment

Atlanta; Bobby Cox; 69 (2010); Made playoffs in final season.

Arizona; Kirk Gibson; 54 (2011); Former Dodgers hero was a rookie manager at 53.


Baltimore; Dave Trembley; 58 (2010); Never won more than 68 games in any of four seasons.

Boston; Del Baker; 68 (1960); After 18-year break from managing, went 2-5 with Red Sox.

Chicago Cubs; Leo Durocher; 66 (1972); One losing season in seven years with Cubs.

Chicago White Sox; Paul Richards; 67 (1976); Lost 97 games in final season.

Cincinnati; Jack McKeon; 69 (2000); Him again. Also oldest manager of Padres, Marlins.

Cleveland; Jimmy Dykes; 64 (1961); Played third base for AL in first two All-Star games.

Colorado; Jim Tracy; 55 (2011); Made playoffs with Rockies, Dodgers.

Detroit; Chuck Dressen; 67 (1966); Managed five teams over 32 seasons.


Florida; Jack McKeon; 80 (2011); Won 2003 World Series after being hired at midseason.

Houston; Leo Durocher; 67 (1973); Hall of Famer won three pennants, one World Series.

Kansas City; Bob Schaefer; 61 (2005); Late-season replacement lost 12 of 17 games.

Dodgers; Joe Torre; 69 (2010); Reached NLCS twice in three seasons with team.


Angels; John McNamara; 64 (1996); Never had a winning season in two stints with team.

Milwaukee; George Bamberger; 62 (1986); Teams finished last in final four seasons.

Minnesota; Chuck Dressen; 58 (1958); 116-212 in two-plus seasons while team was in Washington.

New York Mets; Casey Stengel; 74 (1965); Lost 340 games in first three years with Mets.


New York Yankees; Casey Stengel; 69 (1960); Won 10 pennants, seven World Series in 12 seasons.

Oakland; Connie Mack; 87 (1950); Philadelphia A’s team owner managed a record 53 seasons, 7,755 games.

Philadelphia; Charlie Manuel; 67 (2011); Never had a losing record in a full season as manager.

Pittsburgh; Billy Meyer; 59 (1952); Pirates lost 112 games that season.


St. Louis; Red Schoendienst; 67 (1990); Hall of Famer finished with .522 career win percentage.

San Diego; Jack McKeon; 59 (1990); 29 games above .500 in parts of three seasons.

San Francisco; Felipe Alou; 71 (2006); Won 100 games, NL West at age 68.

Seattle; Dick Williams; 59 (1988); Ended Hall of Fame career with three dismal years with Mariners.


Tampa Bay; Lou Piniella; 61 (2005); Managed five teams in 23 years; only Rays had a losing record.

Texas; Eddie Stanky; 61 (1977); Won only game he managed in Texas.

Toronto; Cito Gaston; 66 (2010); Guided Blue Jays to two World Series titles.

Washington; Frank Robinson; 70 (2010); Hall of Fame player had .475 win percentage in 16 years as manager.


*Since 1900.