Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ranking the Astros' first-year managers

So Brad Mills has done pretty well with the Astros this season, posting a 75-83 record with - obviously - four games left to play. How does this stack up against the Astros' other first (full) year managers?

Hal Lanier - 1986: 96-66, .593 Win%
Terry Collins - 1994: 66-49, .574
Phil Garner - 2005: 89-73, .549
Cecil Cooper - 2008: 86-75, .534
Art Howe - 1989: 86-76, .531
Bob Lillis - 1983: 85-77, .525
Larry Dierker - 1997: 84-78, .519
Jimy Williams - 2002: 84-78, .519
Leo Durocher - 1973: 82-80, .506
Preston Gomez - 1974: 81-81, .500
Harry Walker - 1969: 81-81, .500
Bill Virdon - 1976: 80-82, .494
Brad Mills - 2010: 75-83, .475
Grady Hatton - 1966: 72-90, .444
Lum Harris - 1965: 65-97, .401
Harry Craft - 1962: 64-96, .400

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