MANAGERIAL/COACHING CAREER: Johnnie B. Baker Jr. is in his sixth season as Reds skipper...is the 60th manager in franchise history, the 50th since 1900...in 2012 received from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum the C.I. Taylor Award as the National League Manager of the Year while finishing second in both the BBWAA and Sporting News voting...led the Reds to the playoffs twice in the last 3 years to become only the third manager in franchise history to lead the club to the Postseason more than once (Bill McKechnie, 1939, '40; Sparky Anderson, 1970, '72, '73, '75, '76)...his 19-year Major League managerial career includes 5 division championships with 3 teams, including the Giants (1997, 2000), Cubs (2003) and Reds (2010, 2012)...is 1 of only 6 managers in Major League history to win a division title with at least 3 teams, joining Davey Johnson (NYM/Cin/Bal/ Wsh), Tony LaRussa (WSox/Oak/StL), Billy Martin (Min/NYY/Oak), Lou Piniella (Cin/Sea/Cubs) and Joe Torre (Atl/NYY/LAD)...overall, his teams have finished first or second 11 times and won at least 90 games in a season 7 times...in 1993 for SF he became the first manager in National League history, and only the fifth in the majors, to win at least 100 games in his rookie season... while with SF, his 1,555 games and 840 victories rank second in Giants history to John McGraw's 4,405 games and 2,604 wins...the 840 wins are the most by a San Francisco Giants manager...his 1997 Giants club became only the fourth in Major League history to win its division after finishing last the season before...in 2003 and 2004 led the Cubs to consecutive winning seasons for the first time since 1971-72...earned his first career win on 4/6/93 at StL (2-1 win)...on 8/11/11 vs Col won his 300th game as Reds manager to become only the sixth skipper in Major League history with at least 300 wins for 3 different teams (2-1 win)... from 5/23-5/24, 2008 served a 2-game suspension for "inappropriate actions, which included making contact with home plate umpire Eric Cooper" on 5/22/08 at SD...from 8/13-8/14, 2010 served a 2-game suspension and was fined an undisclosed amount following his actions in an incident on 8/10/10 vs StL after which both managers were ejected, 4 players were fined and Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto was suspended for 7g...his first managerial stint was in 1992 with the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League.
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Has been named National League Manager of the Year 3 times by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (1993, 1997, 2000), twice by The Sporting News (1997, 2000) and once by The Associated Press (1993)...in 2003, 2010 and 2012 finished second in the BBWAA voting...won 5 division championships with 3 teams, including the Giants (1997, 2000), Cubs (2003) and Reds (2010, 2012)... is the sixth manager in Major League history to win a division title with 3 teams, joining Davey Johnson (NYM/Cin/Bal), Tony LaRussa (WSox/Oak/StL), Billy Martin (Min/NYY/Oak), Lou Piniella (Cin/Sea/Cubs) and Joe Torre (Atl/NYY/LAD).
PLAYOFF VETERAN: Skippered his team into the playoffs 6 times, into the National League Championship Series twice, and in 2002 guided the Giants to the NL pennant...was on the verge of the playoffs 2 other times...his 1998 Giants lost to the Cubs in a tiebreaker after making up 5.0 games in the standings with only 10 remaining...in 1993 the Giants won 103 games but finished second in the West Division to the Braves, who won 104...has been to the playoffs 11 times overall during his baseball career, including 6 times as a manager, 4 times as a player and once as a coach.
WORLD SERIES: As an outfielder helped the Dodgers win the 1981 World Series championship...has participated in 5 World Series overall, including 3 as a player (1977, 1978, 1981), as manager of the Giants in 2002 and as a coach for the Giants in 1989.
ALL-STAR: Has been recognized as an All-Star 6 times, including twice as a player (1981, 1982), 3 times as a member of the National League team's coaching staff (1994, 1997, 2001) and as manager for the 2003 Classic at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field (7-6 loss)...following the 1996 season managed the Major League All-Star squad's tour of Japan.
PLAYING CAREER: An outfielder, in 19 Major League seasons and 2,039 games (1968-86) hit .278 with 242 HR and 1,013 RBI for the Braves, Dodgers, Giants and Athletics...was an All-Star twice (1981, 1982), won a pair of Silver Slugger Awards (1980, 1981) and earned a Rawlings Gold Glove Award (1981)...was selected by the Braves in the 26th round of the 1967 free-agent draft...made his Major League debut the following year...was MVP of the 1977 NL Championship Series vs the Phillies (.357, 2hr, 8rbi, grand slam)...the next season hit .467 vs Phi in another Dodgers NLCS victory...in 1977 hit a career-high 30 homers as part of the majors' first quartet to reach that plateau in a season (Steve Garvey, Ron Cey, Reggie Smith)...for SF in 1984 recorded 4 stolen bases on the season, including 3 in the third inning on 6/27/84 vs the Reds.
OTHER HONORS & AWARDS: In 1990 was voted by fans to the Los Angeles Dodgers' all-time team during that club's 100th anniversary celebration...in 1999 was voted by fans as manager on the San Francisco Giants' all-time team...in 1998 received the Silver Plumes City Ambassador Award from WHERE San Francisco Magazine, presented annually to an individual who largely represents and epitomizes the city's reputation for greatness...was inducted into the Sacramento Sports Hall of Fame in 1990 and the California Black Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.
PERSONAL: In 1967 graduated from Del Campo High School in Carmichael, CA, where he participated in baseball, basketball, football and track...attended American River College in Sacramento, CA...in January 2013 was inducted into the Sacramento Sports Hall of Fame...on 12/17/01 underwent successful surgery for prostate cancer (Dr. Joseph Presti)...in September 2012 missed 11g while recovering from an irregular heartbeat and mini-stroke...spent the 2007 season working for ESPN as a broadcaster and as a co-host of Baseball Tonight...graduated from the U.S. Marine Corps in January 1969...while stationed in Paris Island, South Carolina, 1st Battalion Private First Class Baker was named the outstanding marine in his platoon... wife's name is Melissa...they have a 14-year-old son, Darren...Dusty also has a 33-year-old daughter, Natosha.