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Dusty Baker has reportedly advised a number of folks that he won’t return because the Houston Astros supervisor in 2024, in keeping with Brittany Ghiroli and Chandler Rome of The Athletic.
The 74-year-old declined to remark publicly after the Astros noticed their 2023 season come to an finish in Sport 7 of the ALCS, dropping 11-4 to the Texas Rangers. If he does go away Houston, it is at present unknown if Baker would retire.
“A number of sources not licensed to talk publicly advised The Athletic they suppose Baker needs to stay within the sport in some capability,” Ghiroli and Rome reported.
After main the Astros to the 2022 World Collection title, he signed a one-year contract for the 2023 season, and he guided Houston to a 90-72 document for a 3rd straight AL West title and the group’s seventh straight journey to the ALCS.
A baseball lifer, Baker has been concerned within the sport for over 50 years, together with 26 as a supervisor. Baker was an outfielder within the majors for 19 seasons, taking part in for the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics earlier than his retirement in 1986. The 2-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner helped lead the Dodgers to a World Collection title in 1981.
After ending his taking part in profession, Baker rapidly transitioned to teaching in 1988 as first base coach with the Giants. He was promoted to hitting coach the next 12 months earlier than being named San Francisco’s supervisor in 1993.
Since then, Baker has been supervisor of the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals earlier than taking up in Houston in 2020. The three-time Nationwide League Supervisor of the Yr has gained a division title and made the playoffs with all 5 groups he managed, turning into the primary supervisor in MLB historical past to perform such a feat.
If that is the tip of his legendary profession, Baker will cling it up with a managerial document of two,183-1,862, the seventh most wins in MLB historical past and probably the most wins ever by an African American supervisor.
The following step would clearly be the Baseball Corridor of Fame if he doesn’t return to the dugout.