Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 5/6/13
CINCINNATI Dusty Baker learned a lesson a long time while playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He learned it from a pretty good source. I was told a long time ago dont start looking at your accolades, said the Reds manager. Dont look until youre through. Baker got the advice from Sadaharu Oh, the man who has hit more home runs than any other professional player on the planet. Oh and his Tokyo Giants were training with the Dodgers. His hitting prowess was well known and respected despite not playing in the Major Leagues. Even with the Reds' 7-4 loss to Atlanta Monday night at Great American Ball Park, Dusty Baker is one win away from reaching 1,600 wins as a Major League manager. He is tied with Tommy Lasorda, his former manager with the Dodgers, for 18th place on the all-time list. He knows this only because Reds clubhouse manager Rick Stowe told him. Baker isnt looking at his accolades but he understands their meanings. I never dreamed Id be in this position, said Baker, no...
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