Surely there's a worse manager of all time, but this guy must be the beneficiary of affirmative action to be able to keep managing in MLB. He has to be one of the worst ever. It goes back to his days of managing Barry Bonds and losing the WS with SF. Then he goes to the Cubs and many say he ruined the arms of Mark Prior and Kerry Wood in his bid to get to the WS, yet failed spectacularly when his team had a complete and total meltdown in the championship series and lost. Prior was never the same after that year and could've been a great one. And now, i'm in disbelief that the Nationals, with as great a pitching staff and roster as they had, lose to the Dodgers, and I see this article with Dusty Baker whining about how he got outmanaged: "Following his Washington Nationals' 4-3 Game 5 loss to the Dodgers, Baker didn't strictly applaud his opponents and the gutsy maneuvering of opposing manager Dave Roberts. Instead, he pointed out the downside to Roberts' moves." "Roberts is being lauded for his creativity with managing the Dodgers in the decisive game. He pulled his starter in the third; went to his setup man that inning; used a 20-year-old in relief; put his closer in for the 7th; and then used his ace, Clayton Kershaw, on short rest in the ninth. Baker says that managing in that manner, which is going against the proverbial "book," is not something he'll be doing any time soon." http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/dusty-baker-throws-shade-at-dodgers-after-game-5-loss What a shame the Nationsls are going to waste their window of opportunity with such a great roster with Dusty at the helm. http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Dusty_Baker#Year-By-Year_Managerial_Record Year-By-Year Managerial Record Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs 1993 San Francisco Giants National League 103-59 2nd San Francisco Giants 1994 San Francisco Giants National League 55-60 2nd San Francisco Giants 1995 San Francisco Giants National League 66-77 4th San Francisco Giants 1996 San Francisco Giants National League 68-94 4th San Francisco Giants 1997 San Francisco Giants National League 90-72 1st San Francisco Giants Lost Division Series 1998 San Francisco Giants National League 89-74 2nd San Francisco Giants 1999 San Francisco Giants National League 86-76 2nd San Francisco Giants 2000 San Francisco Giants National League 97-65 1st San Francisco Giants Lost Division Series 2001 San Francisco Giants National League 90-72 2nd San Francisco Giants 2002 San Francisco Giants National League 95-66 2nd San Francisco Giants Lost World Series 2003 Chicago Cubs National League 88-74 1st Chicago Cubs Lost League Championship Series 2004 Chicago Cubs National League 89-73 3rd Chicago Cubs 2005 Chicago Cubs National League 79-83 4th Chicago Cubs 2006 Chicago Cubs National League 66-96 6th Chicago Cubs 2008 Cincinnati Reds National League 74-88 5th Cincinnati Reds 2009 Cincinnati Reds National League 78-84 4th Cincinnati Reds 2010 Cincinnati Reds National League 91-71 1st Cincinnati Reds Lost Division Series 2011 Cincinnati Reds National League 79-83 3rd Cincinnati Reds 2012 Cincinnati Reds National League 97-65 1st Cincinnati Reds Lost Division Series 2013 Cincinnati Reds National League 90-72 3rd Cincinnati Reds Lost Wild Card Game 2016 Washington Nationals National League 95-67 1st Washington Nationals Lost Division Series His son Darrell was born when he was well into his 40s and was already managing the Giants. In the 2002 World Series, he famously served as a bat boy for the Giants even though he was only three, and was almost bowled over in Game 5 when he wandered too close to the plate as a Giants player was running home at full speed; J.T. Snow came swooping in and carried him out of harm's way. Major League baseball then adopted a rule banning such young children from serving as bat boys, for safety reasons.