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Mike Scioscia (left), the current manager of the Angels

There have been 24 managers in the history of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Major League Baseball franchise. The Angels are based in Anaheim, California. They are members of the American League West division of the American League (AL) in Major League Baseball (MLB).[1] The Angels franchise was formed in 1961 as a member of the American League. The team was formerly called the Los Angeles Angels, the California Angels, and the Anaheim Angels, before settling with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Bill Rigney became the first manager of the then Los Angeles Angels in 1961, serving for just over eight seasons before being fired by Angels owner Gene Autry during the 1969 season. In terms of tenure, Mike Scioscia has managed more games and seasons than any other coach in franchise history. He managed the Angels to four playoff berths (2002, 2004, 2005, and 2007), led the team to a World Series championship in 2002, and won the Manager of the Year award in 2002.[2] None of Scioscia's predecessors have made it to the World Series. Dick Williams is the only Angels manager to have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

There have been sixteen interim managers in Angels history. In 1969, manager Bill Rigney was fired and replaced by Lefty Phillips.[3] In 1974, manager Whitey Herzog replaced Bobby Winkles. After four games, Herzog, Dick Williams took over the managerial job, who was then replaced with Norm Sherry. A year later, Sherry was replaced by Dave Garcia. Garcia didn't last a full season either, as Jim Fregosi took over his job in 1978. In 1981, Fregosi was replaced in the mid-season by Gene Mauch. In 1988, manager Cookie Rojas was replaced eight games before the end of the season. After a start of 61 wins and 63 losses in 1991, manager Doug Rader was fired and was replaced by Buck Rodgers. A season later, Rodgers was replaced by Marcel Lachemann, who took the position for four games. He was then succeeded by John Wathan. Rodgers returned as manager in 1993, but he was soon replaced by Lachemann. In 1996, Lachemann was replaced by John McNamara, who in turn was replaced by Joe Maddon. In 1999, Terry Collins resigned as manager in the mid-season. Joe Maddon finished the season.[4] Mauch, Rodgers, Lachemann, McNamara, and Maddon have had two stints as manager. The current coach of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is Mike Scioscia, who has led the team since 2000.[5]

Contents

Key

# Number of coaches[A]
GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
Win% Winning percentage
* Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

Statistics are accurate through the 2009 Major League Baseball season.

Managers

# Name Term Regular season Playoffs Awards Ref
GC W L Win% GC W L
1 Bill Rigney 19611969 1332 625 707 0.469 [6]
2 Lefty Phillips 1969–1971 447 222 225 0.496 [7]
3 Del Rice 1972 155 75 80 0.483 [8]
4 Bobby Winkles 19731974 236 109 127 0.461 [9]
5 Whitey Herzog 1974 4 2 2 0.500 [10]
6 Dick Williams* 1974–1976 341 147 194 0.431 [11]
7 Norm Sherry 1976–1977 147 76 71 0.517 [12]
8 Dave Garcia 1977–1978 126 60 66 0.476 [13]
9 Jim Fregosi 1978–1981 486 237 249 0.487 4 1 3 [14]
10 Gene Mauch 1981–1982 225 122 103 0.542 5 2 3 [15]
11 John McNamara 19831984 324 151 173 0.466 [16]
Gene Mauch 19851987 486 257 229 0.528 7 3 4 [15]
13 Cookie Rojas 1988 154 75 79 0.487 [17]
14 Moose Stubing 1988 8 0 8 0.000 [18]
15 Doug Rader 19891991 448 232 216 0.517 [19]
16 Buck Rodgers 1991–1992 111 53 58 0.477 [20]
17 Marcel Lachemann 1992 4 3 1 0.750 [21]
18 John Wathan 1992 85 36 49 0.423 [22]
Buck Rodgers 19931994 201 87 114 0.432 [20]
Marcel Lachemann 1994–1996 320 160 170 0.500 1 0 1 [21]
John McNamara 1996 18 10 8 0.555 [16]
21 Joe Maddon 1996 22 8 14 0.363 [23]
22 Terry Collins 19971999 457 220 237 0.481 [24]
Joe Maddon 1999 29 19 10 0.655 [23]
24 Mike Scioscia 2000–present 1620 900 720 .556 45 21 24 2002 Manager of the Year Award 2009 Manager of the Year Award [25]

Notes

  • A  A running total of the number of managers of the Angels. Thus, any manager who has two or more separate terms is only counted once.

References

  1. ^ "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim History & Encyclopedia". www.baseball-reference.com. http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/ANA/. Retrieved 2008-07-05.  
  2. ^ "Manager of the Year Award Winners". baseball-reference.com. http://www.baseball-reference.com/awards/manage.shtml. Retrieved 2008-07-14.  
  3. ^ "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim". New York Times,. 2008-06-24. http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=nytimes&page=mlb/teams/DIRECT029.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-03.  
  4. ^ "Scioscia is guardian of the Angels". Yahoo Sports. 2007-12-03. http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ti-scioscia062308&prov=yhoo&type=lgns. Retrieved 2008-07-03.  
  5. ^ "Angels defeat Giants for first World Series championship". cnnsi.com. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/2002/postseason/news/2002/10/27/giants_angels_game7_ap/. Retrieved 2008-07-04.  
  6. ^ "Bill Rigney Managerial Record". baseball-reference.com. http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/rignebi01.shtml. Retrieved 2008-07-02.  
  7. ^ "Lefty Phillips Managerial Record". baseball-reference.com. http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/phillle99.shtml. Retrieved 2008-07-02.  
  8. ^ "Del Rice Managerial Record". baseball-reference.com. http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/ricede01.shtml. Retrieved 2008-07-02.  
  9. ^ "Bobby Winkles Managerial Record". baseball-reference.com. http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/winklbo99.shtml. Retrieved 2008-07-02.  
  10. ^ "Whitey Herzog Managerial Record". baseball-reference.com. http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/herzowh01.shtml. Retrieved 2008-07-02.  
  11. ^ "Dick Williams Managerial Record". baseball-reference.com. http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/willidi02.shtml. Retrieved 2008-07-02.  
  12. ^ "Norm Sherry Managerial Record". baseball-reference.com. http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/sherrno01.shtml. Retrieved 2008-07-02.  
  13. ^ "Dave Garcia Managerial Record". baseball-reference.com. http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/garcida99.shtml. Retrieved 2008-07-02.  
  14. ^ "Jim Fregosi Managerial Record". baseball-reference.com. http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/fregoji01.shtml. Retrieved 2008-07-02.  
  15. ^ a b "Gene Mauch Managerial Record". baseball-reference.com. http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/mauchge01.shtml. Retrieved 2008-07-02.  
  16. ^ a b "John McNamara Managerial Record". baseball-reference.com. http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/mcnamjo99.shtml. Retrieved 2008-07-02.  
  17. ^ "Cookie Rojas Managerial Record". baseball-reference.com. http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/rojasco01.shtml. Retrieved 2008-07-02.  
  18. ^ "Moose Stubing Managerial Record". baseball-reference.com. http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/stubimo01.shtml. Retrieved 2008-07-02.  
  19. ^ "Doug Rader Managerial Record". baseball-reference.com. http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/raderdo02.shtml. Retrieved 2008-07-02.  
  20. ^ a b "Buck Rodgers Managerial Record". baseball-reference.com. http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/rodgebu01.shtml. Retrieved 2008-07-02.  
  21. ^ a b "Marcel Lachemann Managerial Record". baseball-reference.com. http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/lachema01.shtml. Retrieved 2008-07-02.  
  22. ^ "John Wathan Managerial Record". baseball-reference.com. http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/wathajo01.shtml. Retrieved 2008-07-02.  
  23. ^ a b "Joe Maddon Managerial Record". baseball-reference.com. http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/maddojo99.shtml. Retrieved 2008-07-02.  
  24. ^ "Terry Collins Managerial Record". baseball-reference.com. http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/collite99.shtml. Retrieved 2008-07-02.  
  25. ^ "Mike Scioscia Managerial Record". baseball-reference.com. http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/sciosmi01.shtml. Retrieved 2010-01-07.  
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