Famous players who served as directors after retirement featured on the official Major League Baseball website

Player-coach was not uncommon in the past, with famous players such as Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, Nap Lajoie and George Sisler acting as playing managers. However, there are not so many famous players who served as managers after retirement, and among the famous players who marked a total of 70 or more in the comprehensive index WAR calculated by the data site “Baseball Reference”, they served as managers after retirement. Only 15 people (since 1900). Reporter Thomas Harrigan of Major League Baseball official site introduces these 15 people in a feature article.

Walter Johnson (164.8) has recorded the most WARs in total among the famous players who served as coaches after retirement. Senator’s (currently Twins) has a 21-year career with a total of 417 wins, 3509 strikeouts, an ERA of 2.17, and 110 shutouts, the most in major history. He retired only in 1927 and was the director of the old nest Senator for four seasons from 1929, and although he recorded more than 92 wins in all three seasons except the first year, he could not reach the league championship. He also directed the Indians (now the Guardians) from mid-1933 to mid-1935, recording a total of 529 wins and 432 losses (win percentage .550).

Gorgeous names are lined up below the 2nd place in the WAR ranking. Second-placed Rogers Hornsby (127.3) was a player-coach in five teams, but retired only in 1937 and commanded the Browns (now Orioles) in 1952 and the Reds from mid-1952 to mid-1953. rice field. Third-placed Ted Williams (122.1) retired only in 1960 and directed the Rangers (Senator’s until 1971) in 1969-72, but he won only in the first year. He lost 100 seasons in 1972 as his winning percentage declined year by year.

4th place Mel Ott (110.9), 5th place Frank Robinson (107.2), 6th place Christy Mathewson (106.5) and 6 people so far recorded more than 100 WARs in total. Robinson in 5th place is known as the first black director in history. 7th and below are Eddie Mathews (96.1), Pete Rose (79.6), Luke Appling (77.6), Bobbi Wallace (76.2), Paul Molitor (75.7), Bill Dahlen (75.2), Frankie Frisch (75.2) 71.8), Alan Trammel (70.7), Ted Lyons (70.5). Of the 15 people, 13 other than Rose and Darren have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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