Joe Torre Newest Addition on Manager's List

Joe Torre is the 26th and newest addition to the Dodgers managerial charts. The first-year skipper posted an 84-78 record despite the fact that the team dropped three of their final four meaningless games tuning up for the playoffs.

Despite taking over an almost break-even team, Torre moulded the Dodgers into a winner and ran his record to 13-straight seasons in championship play.

He took over Grady Little's 2007 team that finished 82-80, giving Little 170 wins in two seasons and a winning percentage of .525.

Little replaced Jim Tracy, who finished in sixth place on the franchise list of Dodger managers, recording 427 victories during his five seasons as the Dodgers skipper.

Walter Alston, who managed 23 years, is the franchise leader with 2,040 victories. Tom Lasorda and Wilbert Robinson are the only other managers over magic 1,000 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 1949 pennants and lost a tie for the 1950 pennant on the final day of the 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
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-	      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
Joe Torre	1	2008-	       84-78	.519

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
Jim Tracy	 5	427-383    .527
Tom Lasorda	20     1599-1439   .526
Grady Little	 2	170-154    .525
(Joe Torre	 1	 84-78     .519)
Ned Hanlon	 7	511-478    .511

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
Note: Torre's 2008 won-lost percentage is shown to indicate how he would rank on the all-time chart despite the fact he does not have the require 100 wins to official be listed.

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