Founder and President
What you are about to read is the chronicle of an amazing career. But keep in mind that Dusty has never forgotten the importance of balancing a competitive athletic career with basic values of respect, sportsmanship, scholarship and humanity. This quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson hangs in Dusty’s office:
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
As a player Dusty Baker spent 16 prestigious seasons with Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland. Dusty went to three World Series with the Dodgers and beat the New York Yankees in 1981 to win the World Championship. He was named to the All-Time Los Angeles Dodger team and as a Manager named to the All-Time San Francisco Giants Team.
This year Dusty completed his eighteenth season as a Major League Baseball manager with a winning record of 1,484-1,367 and a .521 winning percentage. He’s now 21st of 100 of the MLB list of all-time Managers with the most wins.
Dusty was honored as National League “Manager of the Year” three times, in 1993, 1997 and 2000.
June 15th 1949, Riverside, California
Del Campo HIgh School, where he played four sports. Dusty still encourages young athletes to participate in more than one sport.
1967, Atlanta Braves, 26th Round
Played 16 Major League seasons for:
Atlanta Braves 1968 to 1975
Los Angeles Dodgers 1976 to 1983
San Francisco Giants 1984
Oakland A’s 1985 to 1986
San Francisco Giants Hitting Coach 1989-1992
San Francisco Giants 1993 to 2002
Chicago Cubs 2003 to 2006
Cincinnati Reds 2008 to 2013
(The teams he has managed have finished 1st or 2nd ten times)
Washington Nationals-signed a two-year contract to manage starting in 2016
Batting Average .278
Home Runs 242
Runs Batted In 1,013
6 times 90+ wins
4 times 86+wins
5 Division Championships
1 Wild Card
2002 National League Pennant
Dusty managed the Wash. Nationals in 2016.