Dusty Baker, 19 years later, returns to the October Classic (+ Video)

Harold Capote Fernández | @batesbeisbol

The Dusty Baker name carries a lot of weight in the Major League arena; This is based on two fundamental aspects, for being a born winner and for having a great charisma that wins him the sympathy of those who have been and are his pupils, a grace that in turn leads to something equally important: respect.

For the current manager of the American League champions, Houston Astros, his managerial career began in 1993 and is now in his 24th season, although it has been successful, with a global mark of 1,987 laurels for 1,734 falls, the precious ring. champion (as a pilot) still does not sink into one of his fingers.

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In fact, the postseason terrain has turned uphill, reaching the World Series only once. The only one on his resume dates back to 2002 when he was running the San Francisco Giants.

That was a very painful loss for him and the Colossi, who had a 3-2 head-on lead and were ahead on the scoreboard in Game 6 through the seventh inning, losing that lead and eventually the series in Game 7.

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Now, 19 years later, the three-time Manager of the Year (1993, 1997 and 2000), has a new opportunity to add the long-awaited champion jewel as a manager in the majors. To his credit he has one as a player, obtained in 1981 with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Adding a ring, a title as monarch manager of the best baseball in the world without a doubt that in the short term would raise his options of being elevated to the Temple of the Immortals, the highest honor that someone in the world of bats, gloves and balls can receive. .


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Dusty Baker, 19 years later, returns to the October Classic (+ Video)