A Managerial Travesty, Part 2

Thanks to those who have commented on my previous article. Today I want to take it one step further, but I do need to issue a correction.

While the numbers are still a travesty as far as I’m concerned, after further research I find they’re slightly, and I mean only slightly better. In my original analysis, I considered Davey Lopes and Jerry Manuel to be Hispanic managers. Looking into it further, I realized Lopes is of African descent and Manuel also considers himself an African-American. My apologies for not having them on the original list. I also failed to make note of Dave Clark, who served on an interim basis in Houston after the Astros fired Cecil Cooper in 2009.

Still, the fact remains that only 15 African-Americans have attained the position of major league baseball manager since 1975, when Frank Robinson was hired as the first fulltime African-American manager. That’s only 15 in 36 years. In addition, only 15 Hispanics have been named to an MLB managing post in the same time frame, as well as the previously mentioned Don Wakamatsu as the first and only Asian-American. That’s a total of 31. In that time, a total of 173 men attained their first MLB mangerial position. Thus, combined, only about 18% of MLB managerial jobs since 1975 have gone to minorities.

Below is the list, as derived from baseball-reference.com. Most were hired as fulltime managers. There were a few who just served as interim managers. In those cases, I only considered those who managed for more than ten games in their careers. However, if I had considered them all, regardless of how many games they managed, the percentages would be much worse.

Year Anglo African-American Hispanic Asian-American
1975 Harvey Kuenn      
1975   Frank Robinson    
1975 Connie Ryan      
1976 Joe Frazier      
1976 Karl Kuehl      
1976 Tom Lasorda      
1976 Norm Sherry      
1977 Joe Altobelli      
1977     Dave Garcia  
1977 Roy Hartsfield      
1977 Billy Hunter      
1977 Vernon Rapp      
1977 Jeff Torborg      
1977 Joe Torre      
1978 George Bamberger      
1978 Ken Boyer      
1978     Pat Corrales  
1978 Bobby Cox      
1978 Roger Craig      
1978   Larry Doby    
1978 Jim Fregosi      
1978 Dick Howser      
1979 Joey Amalfitano      
1979 Dallas Green      
1979 Don Kessinger      
1979 Tony LaRussa      
1980 Jerry Coleman      
1980 Jim Frey      
1980 Johnny Goryl      
1980 Bobby Mattick      
1980 Buck Rodgers      
1980   Maury Wills    
1981 Jim Fanning      
1981 Billy Gardner      
1981 Frank Howard      
1981 Rene Lachemann      
1981 Gene Michael      
1982 Lee Elia      
1982 Bob Lillis      
1982 Russ Nixon      
1983 Steve Boros      
1983 Mike Ferraro      
1983 Doug Rader      
1984 Chuck Cottier      
1984 Davey Johnson      
1984 Jackie Moore      
1984 Pete Rose      
1985 Jim Davenport      
1985 John Felske      
1985 Eddie Haas      
1985 Ray Miller      
1985 Cal Ripken      
1985 Bobby Valentine      
1985 Bobby Wine      
1986 Tom Kelly      
1986 Hal Lanier      
1986 Jim Leyland      
1986 Lou Piniella      
1986 Tom Trebelhorn      
1986 John Vukovich      
1986 Jimy Williams      
1987 Larry Bowa      
1987 Doc Edwards      
1987 John Wathan      
1988 Tommy Helms      
1988 Joe Morgan      
1988     Cookie Rojas  
1988 Jim Snyder      
1989 Bucky Dent      
1989   Cito Gaston    
1989 John Hart (Interim)      
1989 Art Howe      
1989 Jim Lefebvre      
1989 Nick Leyva      
1990 Bud Harrelson      
1990 Stump Merrill      
1990 Greg Riddoch      
1991 Jim Essian      
1991 Mike Hargrove      
1991   Hal McRae    
1991 Johnny Oates      
1991 Tom Runnells      
1991 Bob Schaefer      
1991 Gene Tenace      
1992     Felipe Alou  
1992 Phil Garner      
1992 Toby Harrah (Interim)      
1992 Butch Hobson      
1992 Gene Lamont      
1992 Bill Plummer      
1992 Jim Riggleman      
1992 Buck Showalter      
1993   Dusty Baker    
1993   Don Baylor    
1993 Kevin Kennedy      
1993     Tony Perez  
1994 Terry Collins      
1994 Marcel Lachemann      
1995 Terry Bevington      
1995 Bruce Bochy      
1995 Bob Boone      
1995 Mike Jorgensen      
1995 Phil Regan      
1996 Buddy Bell      
1996 Ray Knight      
1996 Joe Maddon      
1996 Bill Russell      
1997 Larry Dierker      
1997 Terry Francona      
1997 Tony Muser      
1998 Glenn Hoffman      
1998 Tim Johnson      
1998   Jerry Manuel    
1998 Larry Parrish      
1998 Larry Rothschild      
1999 Matt Galante (Interim)      
2000   Davey Lopes    
2000        
2000 Mike Scioscia      
2001 Bob Brenly      
2001 Joe Kerrigan      
2001     Buck Martinez  
2001   Lloyd McLendon    
2001 Jerry Narron      
2001 Jim Tracy      
2002 Ron Gardenhire      
2002 Clint Hurdle      
2002 Bruce Kimm      
2002 Grady Little      
2002 John Mizerock      
2002     Tony Pena  
2002     Luis Pujols  
2002   Jerry Royster    
2002 Joel Skinner      
2002     Carlos Tosca  
2003 Ken Macha      
2003 Bob Melvin      
2003 Dave Miley      
2003 Alan Trammell      
2003 Eric Wedge      
2003 Ned Yost      
2004 John Gibbons      
2004     Ozzie Guillen  
2004 Lee Mazzilli      
2004     Al Pedrique (Interim)  
2005 Pete Mackanin      
2005 Sam Perlozzo      
2005   Willie Randolph    
2006 Joe Girardi      
2007     Manny Acta  
2007 Bud Black      
2007   Cecil Cooper    
2007 Bob Geren      
2007     Fredi Gonzalez  
2007 John McLaren      
2007 Dave Trembley      
2007   Ron Washington    
2008 Trey Hillman      
2008 John Russell      
2008 Dale Sveum (Interim)      
2009   Dave Clark (Interim)    
2009 A.J. Hinch      
2009       Don Wakamatsu
2010 Daren Brown (Interim)      
2010 Kirk Gibson      
2010 Brad Mills      
2010 Mike Quade      
2010     Edwin Rodriguez  
2010     Juan Samuel (Interim)  
2011 John Farrell      
2011 Don Mattingly      
2011 Ron Roenicke      

 

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