MLB: One-year contract for Dusty Baker with the Astros

The Houston Astros and manager Dusty Baker have agreed to a new one-year contract.

Baker, who was originally hired by the Astros on January 29, 2020, has enjoyed great success as a manager in his first two seasons. In 2021, he led the Astros to the World Series, giving the club their third appearance in that ultimate series in the past five seasons and their fourth in franchise history.

In 2020, the Astros qualified for the American League Championship Series.

Baker’s 17-12 (.586) playoff record over the past two seasons is the Astros’ all-time best.

Baker, who is one of the most successful managers in Major League history, amassed 1,987 wins in his 24 seasons as manager, ranking him 12th all-time.

In April, he passed Casey Stengel with his 1,906th career victory to climb to 12th place.

In September, he became the first manager in MLB history to win division titles with five different clubs.

In addition to the Astros, Baker also led the San Francisco Giants (1993-2002), Chicago Cubs (2003-06), Cincinnati Reds (2008-13) and Washington Nationals (2016-17), leading each of those clubs to playoff appearances.

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