Baker, who led Houston to ‘2183 career ML wins,’ announces retirement after ALCS loss…”I’ve got a lot more to do in my life
Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker has announced his retirement.
“After winning the World Series in 2022, Baker reflected on his four years in Houston and the next chapter of his baseball career,” MLB.com, the official site of Major League Baseball, reported on Sunday. At 74, Baker feels he has more to give to the game and to society. But after more than 50 years in the majors, Baker’s time in a major league uniform is over,” Baker said of his retirement.
Baker began his coaching career in 1988 as San Francisco’s first base coach before being named San Francisco’s manager in 1993. Baker remained in charge until 2002, then went on to manage the Cubs (2003-2006), Cincinnati (2008-2013), and Washington (2016-2017).
After his time in Washington, Baker announced his retirement at one point, but returned to the field in 2020 to take over as manager of Houston to clean up the mess left by the team’s revelations of cheating during its 2017 World Series championship. In Houston, Baker made it to the World Series twice and won his first World Series title last year. This year, 카지노사이트넷 the Astros advanced to the American League Championship Series for the seventh consecutive year, but fell short of the World Series for the third consecutive year, losing to Texas in a thrilling seven-game series.
According to MLB.com, “Baker announced his retirement from Minute Maid Park. He said he wants to stay on the field, but will return to his home in California to spend time with his grandchildren and family.”
“It’s probably the fastest four years of my life,” Baker said. Time flies when we’re winning. This team was winning when I got here, and they’ve been winning while I’ve been here, and I wish them well in the future,” Baker said of Houston.
With 2,083 career wins, Baker ranks seventh on Major League Baseball’s all-time wins list. He won district championships with five different teams, a league pennant with San Francisco in 2002, and championships in both leagues with Houston, reaching the World Series in 2021 and 2022.
“I hope Houston is a better team now than when I got here,” Baker said. And I want to thank owner Jim Crane for believing in me,” Baker said. “First, I’m going to go home and talk to my daughter, who thinks she’s my mom. Then I’m going to spend time with my grandchildren and see where the Lord leads my life. I don’t feel like I’ve done everything I’m supposed to do with my life yet. I feel like I have a lot of work left in my life,” he said of his departure from the major league scene.