Originally written on Redlegs Review  |  Last updated 10/30/14
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For 20 of the past 21 seasons, Dusty Baker has been the manager of a Major League Baseball team. His managerial career began with a bang when he led the San Francisco Giants to a whopping 103 wins in 1993. He was named National League Manager of the Year for his efforts, but the Giants ultimately missed out on the playoffs, finishing just one game behind the Atlanta Braves for the National League West crown. It wasn't until the 1997 season when Baker finally guided his first team to the playoffs as manager. Unfortunately, Baker's Giants were quickly eliminated by the Florida Marlins, who swept San Francisco in the NLDS (3-0) en route to winning the World Series. After finishing second in the division in 1998 and 1999, Baker got the Giants back to the promised land in 2000, but like '97, SF was sent packing in the NLDS, succumbing to the New York Mets in four games. The 2002 campaign marked a break through in Baker's stint with the Giants. After sneaking i...
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