A new manager of the Premier Baseball League has appeared in the exclusive club since 2000 victories.
Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker reached that milestone after his team won 4-0 on Tuesday against the Seattle Mariners.
Baker joins 11 other managers who have achieved this mark in their careers, and 10 of them have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The only other is the former San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bocci, who retired after the 2019 season.
After an 18-year career as a player that included participating in the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles DodgersGiants and Auckland AthleticsBaker began his life as a manager in 1993 with Gients, the season in which he became manager of the year in NL.
The next active coach in the hunt for 2,000 victories was Terry “Tito” Francona of the Minnesota Twins with 1,792 victories.