Jun 17, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals mascot Sluggerrr waves a flag after the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City won the game 10-2. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
The Kansas City Royals have been playing baseball since 1969 and have had 14 different managers who led the team for at least one full season.
Only one, the late Dick Howser, brought home a World Series championship, but does that means he’s the best?
Of those 14, six finished their Kansas City career with a win-loss record better than .500. Royals’ fans under 30 may find that hard to believe, considering they are used to (except for the past few seasons), seeing their club win about 60-75 games per season.
However, as older fans know, the 70’s and 80’s were good to the Royals, and current manager Ned Yost is trying to re-kindle those days three decades later.
After guiding the Royals to the World Series last year, he has them atop the American League at 38-26 as of Saturday. He also won his 411th game Friday at the helm with KC, surpassing Whitey Herzog for number one on the team’s all-time managerial win list.
That has to stand for something, but does that feat push him in to the top five?
Let’s take a look at who made the list.
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