Dusty Baker
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"As player"

* Atlanta Braves (–)

* Los Angeles Dodgers (–)

* San Francisco Giants ()

* Oakland Athletics (–)

"As manager"

* San Francisco Giants (–)

* Chicago Cubs (–)

* Cincinnati Reds (–)


* 2× Major League Baseball All-Star Game/All-Star (1981 Major League Baseball All-Star Game/1981, 1982 Major League Baseball All-Star Game/1982)

* World Series champion ()

* NLCS MVP (1977 NLCS/1977)

* Rawlings Gold Glove Award/Gold Glove Award (1981)

* 2× Silver Slugger Award (1980, 1981)

* 3× NL Manager of the Year (1993, 1997, 2000)


"Johnnie B. "Dusty" Baker, Jr." (born June 15, 1949) is an American former player and manager in Major League Baseball. He enjoyed a 19-year career as a hard-hitting outfielder, primarily with the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers. He helped the Dodgers to pennants in 1977 World Series/1977 and 1978 World Series/1978 and to the championship in 1981 World Series/1981. He then enjoyed a 20-year career as a manager with the San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, and Cincinnati Reds. He led the Giants to the 2002 World Series/2002 National League pennant and also reached the playoffs with the Cubs and the Reds.

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Now with as much parity as there is now if you gain a couple of key players and remain healthy you can go from worst to first now.

It could be anything, ... Preferably, it's a six-inning arm, but we don't know. It could be a couple of innings.

Our greatest cause of concern would be day-after-night games.

I just hope my army is sharp.

I've never seen anything like that.

It's too early for me [to give up on the season].

I've got a year and some change (remaining) on my contract. I've never not honored a contract in my entire life. I didn't sign here for four years to be thinking about going somewhere else.

First I have to see him out of the bullpen. I do know Ryan Dempster is my closer.

It was hard real hard. Rem was great about it. He's a real pro.