Bustabad, in his 13th managerial season and his ninth with the Dodgers' organization, improves his record to 600-495. He has had just one losing season with LA. After the game, he was honored with a standing ovation by the crowd of 5,006, followed by a shaving cream pie to the face by Dee Gordon.
"It feels great," said Bustabad. "I have to thank all the players that I've managed and all their hard work and dedication. They play hard every game. Without them, I couldn't do it."
Bustabad, who made it as far as Triple-A during his nine-year playing career, improved to 600-495 in his 13th season as a manager, the last nine of which have been with the Dodgers.
He is in 27th place on the all-time Dodgers' minor league charts with 457 wins against 367 losses for a .427 percentage. He is only 21 wins behind Tom Lasorda who was 478-367, .566 during his eight minor league seasons in the Los Angeles system.
Though he's managed six of his Dodgers affiliates to championship series, including the Pioneer League in 2000, three in the Gulf Coast League in 2001 (League Champions), 2006 and 2007 and, more recently, 2009 with the Loons. Bustabad has not achieved his ultimate goal.
"My goal is still to make it to the big leagues [as a coach or manager]," Bustabad said. "I got the call two years ago (2007) to be on the Dodgers' coaching staff and it was a great experience for me, being there for the first time and seeing how the big leagues work.
Wallach "Best Managerial Prospect?
Albuquerque manager Tim Wallach was named the "Best Manager Prospect" in the Pacific Coast League by Baseball America, an accolade bestowed to the skipper in the PCL most likely to one day manage in the Major Leagues.
In its annual "Best Tools" issue which ranks the top players and managers in both the Major and Minor Leagues, Baseball America selected Wallach over 15 worthy PCL managers in part because he has led Albuquerque to a 70-55 record, second best in the PCL, entering play on August 20.
Under the steady leadership of Wallach, who is in his first year managing at Triple-A and just his third season managing at any level, the 'Topes have spent the last 60 consecutive days in sole possession of first place in the PCL's American Southern Division, despite having a roster that undergone over 150 transactions since the season began.
In addition to a possible playoff appearance, the second in Isotopes history and the first since 2003, the 'Topes under Wallach are nine wins away from eclipsing a franchise record for wins in a season.
A veteran of 17 Major League seasons as a player, Wallach was a five-time National League All-Star, a three-time Gold Glove Winner, and twice won the Silver Slugger Award.
Other Dodgers Managers
Pedro Mega, who managed the Dodgers Santo Domingo team, moved into 25th place with 378 wins after a 30-40 record in 2009. Other Dodgers managers during the 2009 season include John Valentin, Chattanooga (129-141); Jeff Carter, Chattanooga (92-105); Carlos Subero, Inland Empire (59-81) and Damon Berryhill, Ogden (42-34).
Wasiak All-Time Leader
Stan Wasiak, who managed for an incredible 30 years in the Dodgers' system, is the all-time minor league leader in wins and tops the Dodgers' franchise with 2075 victories. Clay Bryant (1338) and Don LeJohn (1241) are in second and third place.
John Shoemaker, who is now Coordinator of Instruction at Camelback Ranch, was a member of the Dodgers minor league system as a player, coach, coordinator and manager. He won 396 games at Jacksonville, the most in club history and his 1,156 wins ranks fourth on the all-time managerial charts for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles clubs.
A number of former major league managers got their experience in the Dodgers minor league system, including Walter Alston, Terry Collins, Del Crandall, Preston Gomez, Glenn Hoffman, Tommy Holmes, Tim Johnson, Kevin Kennedy, Tommy Lasorda, Danny Ozark, Jerry Royster, Clyde Sukeforth,
Also Duke Snider, Don LeJohn, Max Macon, Ray Hathaway, Bobby Bragan, Pete Reiser, Ron Roenicke, John Shelby, Norm Sherry, Rick Dempsey, Al Campanis, Bill Russell and Mickey Hatcher, who all played for the Dodgers.
Among the 90 managers who won 100 or more games, here are the top winners:
Top 25 Career wins— yrs won-lost pct Wasiak, Stan 30 2075-1844 .529 Bryant, Clay 16 1338-1203 .527 LeJohn, Don 19 1241-1226 .503 Shoemaker, John 18 1156-1124 .507 Schereger, George 15 1016-925 .523 Rochelli, Lou 12 848-763 .526 Macon, Max 10 826-661 .555 Hartsfield, Roy 11 790-713 .526 Hathaway, Ray 11 765-803 .488 Crandall, Del 10 740-554 .572 Alston, Walter 8 694-472 .595 Ozark, Danny 9 665-648 .506 Mulleavy, Greg 9 630-589 .517 Hauser, Joe 8 578-388 .598 Hopper, Clay 6 549-378 .588 Kennedy, Kevin 8 532-373 .588 Collins, Terry 8 498-497 .501 Berrier, Bill 11 496-523 .487 Bivin, James 6 492-336 .594 Perry, Ray 7 484-475 .505 Lasorda, Tom 8 478-367 .566 Alexson, Andy 7 464-375 .553 Bustabad, Juan 9 457-410 .527 Ebel, Dino 7 452-431 .512 Bragan, Bobby 5 437-345 .559 Mega, Pedro 10 378-300 .558 Other Managers yrs won-lost pct Royster, Jerry 5 362-349 .509 Reiser, Pete 6 350-339 .508 Debus, John 6 272-272 .503 Roenicke, Ron 4 270-223 .548 Hoffman, Glenn 4 279-343 .449 Sherry, Norm 3 207-213 .493 Shelby, John 4 202-209 .491 Dempsey, Rick 3 200-219 .477 Campanis, Al 2 183-163 .529 Bundy, Lorenzo 2 141-146 .491 Snider, Duke 3 144-113 .560 Barbary, Travis 3 142-136 .511 Russell, Bill 2 136-150 .476 Valentin, John 2 129-141 .478 Hatcher, Mickey 3 102-119 .462 Less than 100 wins: yrs won-lost pct Carter, Jeff 2 92-105 .467 Wallach, Tim 1 80-64 .556 Subero, Carlos 1 59-81 .421 Berryhill, Damon 1 42-34 .553 Highest Winning Percentage Class AAA— Pct manager city year W-L .712 Del Crandall, Albuquerque, 1981 94-38 Class AA— .656 Ray Hayworth, Fort Worth, 1946 101-53 Class A— .679 Duke Snider, Tri City, 1966 57-27 Short season— .855 Tony Bautista, Dominican, 1996 59-10