Every Manager Whose Career Began After And Ended Before Jack McKeon's

Jack McKeon will likely be named interim manager of the Marlins, making him the oldest skipper in baseball by 14 years. McKeon broke into pro baseball in 1949, the same year as Mickey Mantle, and debuted as a major league manager in 1973, as did Whitey Herzog. Of the 671 managers in major league history, 157 of them had careers that started after and ended before McKeon's (provided he gets the job). Via Baseball-Reference, here are those managers, along with the number of games they managed.

  • Bobby Cox, 4508
  • Joe Torre, 4329
  • Lou Piniella, 3548
  • Tom Lasorda , 3040
  • Tom Kelly, 2385
  • Mike Hargrove, 2363
  • Art Howe, 2266
  • Frank Robinson , 2241
  • Bobby Valentine, 2189
  • Jim Fregosi, 2123
  • Felipe Alou, 2055
  • Phil Garner, 2040
  • Davey Johnson, 2038
  • Jack McKeon, 1952
  • Cito Gaston, 1731
  • Jimy Williams, 1701
  • Buck Rodgers, 1559
  • Johnny Oates, 1544
  • Roger Craig, 1475
  • Jerry Manuel, 1390
  • Jeff Torborg, 1352
  • Don Baylor, 1316
  • Buddy Bell, 1243
  • Pat Corrales, 1211
  • Gene Lamont, 1116
  • Darrell Johnson, 1063
  • Rene Lachemann, 988
  • Ken Macha, 972
  • George Bamberger, 936
  • Dick Howser, 933
  • Dallas Green, 932
  • Tom Trebelhorn, 932
  • Hal McRae, 872
  • Jim Lefebvre, 860
  • Larry Bowa, 853
  • Joe Altobelli, 844
  • Bob Boone, 815
  • Doug Rader, 806
  • Pete Rose, 786
  • Larry Dierker, 783
  • Lloyd McClendon, 782
  • Tony Muser, 748
  • Billy Gardner, 747
  • Grady Little, 648
  • John Wathan, 646
  • Jerry Narron, 633
  • Dave Garcia, 617
  • Jim Frey, 611
  • John Gibbons, 610
  • Kevin Kennedy, 582
  • Russ Nixon, 579
  • Bob Brenly, 565
  • Ray Miller, 563
  • Joe Morgan, 563
  • Willie Randolph, 555
  • Jim Marshall, 555
  • Lee Elia, 539
  • Bob Lillis, 537
  • Larry Rothschild, 499
  • Alan Trammell, 486
  • Hal Lanier, 486
  • John Russell, 485
  • Roy Hartsfield, 484
  • Tony Pena, 483
  • David Trembley, 470
  • John Boles, 446
  • Butch Hobson, 439
  • Terry Bevington, 437
  • Gene Michael, 406
  • Greg Riddoch, 394
  • John Felske, 384
  • Carlos Tosca, 382
  • Doc Edwards, 380
  • Steve Boros, 368
  • Trey Hillman, 359
  • Ken Boyer, 357
  • Jackie Moore, 353
  • Cecil Cooper, 341
  • Davey Lopes, 340
  • Nick Leyva, 338
  • Marcel Lachemann, 331
  • Bill Russell, 322
  • Vernon Rapp, 300
  • Dave Miley, 289
  • Sam Perlozzo, 286
  • Harvey Kuenn, 279
  • Stump Merrill, 275
  • Don Wakamatsu, 274
  • Bud Harrelson, 274
  • Lee Mazzilli, 269
  • Bobby Mattick, 268
  • Ray Knight, 262
  • Billy Hunter, 254
  • Frank Howard, 226
  • Jim Fanning, 219
  • Chuck Cottier, 217
  • Buck Martinez, 215
  • A.J. Hinch, 212
  • Joe Frazier, 207
  • Larry Parrish, 186
  • Joey Amalfitano, 185
  • Mike Ferraro, 174
  • Cal Ripken, 169
  • Edwin Rodriguez, 164
  • Tim Johnson, 163
  • Jerry Coleman, 163
  • Bill Plummer, 162
  • Tony Perez , 158
  • John McLaren, 156
  • Luis Pujols, 155
  • Cookie Rojas, 155
  • Tom Runnells, 149
  • Jerry Royster, 147
  • Norm Sherry, 147
  • Phil Regan, 144
  • Jim Davenport, 144
  • Karl Kuehl, 128
  • Jim Essian, 122
  • Eddie Haas, 121
  • Pete Mackanin, 106
  • Don Kessinger, 106
  • Jim Snyder, 105
  • Mike Jorgensen, 96
  • Bucky Dent, 89
  • Glenn Hoffman, 88
  • Larry Doby , 87
  • Al Pedrique, 83
  • Maury Wills, 83
  • Bruce Kimm, 78
  • Joel Skinner, 76
  • Toby Harrah, 76
  • Johnny Goryl, 73
  • Tommy Helms, 64
  • Juan Samuel, 51
  • Daren Brown, 50
  • Joe Kerrigan, 43
  • Bobby Wine, 41
  • Gene Tenace, 33
  • Connie Ryan, 33
  • Matt Galante, 27
  • John Hart, 19
  • Bob Schaefer, 18
  • Dave Clark, 13
  • John Mizerock, 13
  • Dale Sveum, 12
  • John Vukovich, 11
  • Jeff Newman, 10
  • Moose Stubing, 8
  • Mike Cubbage, 7
  • Mel Queen, 5
  • Jack Krol, 3
  • Gary Varsho, 2
  • Dick Tracewski, 2
  • Marty Martinez, 1
  • Ted Turner, 1
  • Vern Benson, 1

That's a collective 95,972 games, roughly a quarter of all games managed since 1871, when Jack McKeon was a teenager.

Managerial Register and Leaders [Baseball-Reference]
Olney: Jack McKeon to manage the Marlins [HardballTalk]