Mattingly Receives N.L. Manager of Year Votes

Don Mattingly, the 27th Dodgers manager and ninth in Los Angeles, finished his first season at the club's controls with 82 win and 79 losses for a .533 percentage which would be 16th on the Brooklyn/Los Angeles list. He received support as the National League Manager of the Year.

In the 2001 Manager of the Year voting, two former Dodgers finished 1-2 , one was 8th and Mattingly was 9th on the list. Kirk Gibson of Arizona received 28 first place votes, Ron Roenicke of Milwaukee was second with three first place and 25 second place votes. Following them were Tony LaRussa of the Cardinals (3rd), Charlie Manuel of the Phillies (4th), Fredi Gonzalez of the Braves (5th), Bruce Bochy of San Francisco (6th), Clint Hurdle of Pittsburgh (7th), Terry Collins of New York (8th) and Mattingly.

Under Mattingley's management the team finished with a blaze. Over their last 73 games they were 45-28 (.616), the fourth best mark in the league over that portion of the schedule. The won 20 of their last 11 series and were 25-10 over the final 35 games, tying Arizona for the top mark since August 22.

Mattingley joined the Dodgers in 2008 as batting coach and made himself popular with Dodgers fans everywhere by beating the Giants on opening day for his first win. He replaced Joe Torre whose teams were 259-227 for a .533 winning percentage, ninth overall in Dodgers history.

Walter Alston, who managed 23 years, is the franchise leader with 2,040 victories. Along with Tom Lasorda and Wilbert Robinson, they are only Brooklyn/Los Angeles managers over the magic 1,000 wins total. Leo Durocher, who won the N.L. pennant in 1941, is in third place with 738 wins.

Charlie Dressen, who managed three seasons, tops the percentage ratings with a .642 winning mark. He finished in a tie with New York in his first season (1951), then won pennants in 1952 and 1953. Bert Shotton, who also managed four seasons, is second with a .603. He guided the Dodgers and rookie Jackie Robinson to the 1947 and the then 1949 pennant and a final game of the season lost him a tie for the 1950 pennant.

Tom Lasorda holds the Los Angeles record with his 1,613 wins, Walt Alston winning 475 in Brooklyn (a .656 Percentage) and 1,565 in Los Angeles (.534%). Bill Russell's .537 percentage is the best in Los Angeles history but he was fired during the 1998 season.

The complete lists:

Games won

 Manager	yrs	span	  Won-Lost  Pct
Walter Alston	23	1954-76	  2040-1613 .558
Tom Lasorda	20	1977-96	  1613-1455 .526
Wilbert Robinson 18     1914-31	  1375-1341 .506
Leo Durocher	9	1939-46,49  738-565 .567
Ned Hanlon	7	1899-1905   511-488 .512

Jim Tracy	5	2001-05	427-383	.527
Burt Shotton	4	1947-50	326-215	.603
Chuck Dressen	3	1951-53	298-166	.642
Dave Foutz	4	1893-96	264-257	.507
Joe Torre	3	2008-10	259-227	.533

Bill Dahlen	4	1910-13	251-355	.414
Casey Stengel	3	1934-36	208-251	.453
Patsy Donovan	3	1906-08	184-270	.405
Bill Russell	3	1996-98	176-149	.537
Grady Little	2	2006-07	170-154	.525

Davey Johnson	2	1999-00	163-161	.503
Monte Ward	2	1891-92	156-135	.536
Max Carey	2	1932-33	146-161	.476
Burleigh Grimes	2	1937-38	131-171	.434
Bill McGunnigle	1	1890	 86-43	.667

Don Mattingly	1	2011	82-80	.509
Bill Barnie	2	1897-99	76-91	.455
Harry Lumley	1	1909	55-98	.359
Glenn Hoffman	1	1998	47-41	.534
Charlie Ebbets	1	1898	38-68	.358

Mike Griffin	1	1898	1-3	.250
Clyde Sukeforth	1	1947	2-0    1.000

Percentage  (100+ wins)
    	Yrs	        Won-Lost  Pct
Chuck Dressen	3	298-166	.642
Burt Shotton	3	327-215	.603
Leo Durocher	9	739-565	.567
Walter Alston	23	2042-1615.558
Bill Russell	3	176-149	.537

Monte Ward	2	156-135	.536
Joe Torre	3	259-227 .533
Jim Tracy	5	427-383	.527
Tom Lasorda	20	1599-1439.526
Grady Little	2	170-154	.525

Ned Hanlon	7	511-478	.511
(Don Mattingly	1	82-80 	.509)
Dave Foutz	4	264-257	.507
Wilbert Robinson 18     1375-1341 .506
Davey Johnson	2	163-161	.503
Max Carey	2	146-161	.476

Casey Stengel	3	208-251	.453
Burleigh Grimes	2	131-171	.434
Bill Dahlen	4	251-355	.414
Patsy Donovan	3	184-270	.405

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