Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker (74) officially retired as the head coach of the Major League Baseball (MLB).굿모닝토토
Coach Bacon attended a press conference held by the Houston club on the 27th (Korean time) and announced his retirement, saying goodbye to the Houston club members and fans along with a thank you.
Coach Baker said, “I would like to thank owner Jim Crane for giving me the opportunity to lead Houston over the past four years. It was a tremendous honor, and I would like to express my gratitude to the Houston fans and dedicated players and coaches for their unwavering passion.” .
Coach Baker, who started with the San Francisco Giants in 1993 and went on to the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, and Washington Nationals before taking the helm of Houston, amassed a total of 2,183 wins during his 26-year tenure as manager, ranking 7th among all-time big league managers in wins.
He was voted Coach of the Year three times and is the only coach in history to lead all five different teams to district championships.
He became the first black manager in MLB to surpass 2,000 career wins and was inducted into the Hall of Fame. All coaches who previously achieved 2,000 wins were inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Coach Baker, who beat the Philadelphia Phillies last year and won the World Series championship ring, a lifelong dream, has reigned as a master and virtuous general despite being over 70 years old, with his ability to communicate with young players and a harmonious policy that emphasizes veterans.
Coach Baker, who said he put down the baton but still has work left to do in the baseball world, predicted his third baseball career by saying, “Let’s meet again next time,” instead of saying goodbye forever.
As an advisor to the club, there is a prevailing view that he will advise young leaders at Lee Seon and be involved in forming the team’s strength.
Houston team owner Jim Crane said, “It will be difficult to find a replacement for Coach Baker, but we will appoint a new coach as quickly as possible.”
Currently, among the 30 big league teams, the Cleveland Guardians, New York Mets, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Angels, and Houston have empty manager positions.