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Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Second only to Connie Mack, A’s Bob Melvin notches historic win and inspires comeback in Seattle

Bob Melvin is a low-key guy, or at least that’s how some A’s players have described him. So a celebration for his record-breaking 799th managerial win, one that pushed him beyond Tony La Russa for most managerial wins in Oakland history and second-most wins as an Athletics manager behind Connie Mack, wasn’t too wild.

At the same ballpark where Melvin’s managerial career began in 2003, the team popped some champagne in the visiting clubhouse following a comeback 12-6 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.


“It just means I’ve been around a long time,” Melvin said of the accomplishment. “I told these guys that it’s just about the players. I’ve just been lucky enough to be around for a long time.”

Even if the A’s skipper of 10 seasons hoped to stay humble about the accomplishment, the team couldn’t suppress their excitement for him.

“The clubhouse is pretty danged jacked up right now,” Chris Bassitt said.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 02, 2021 at 09:05 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Doug Jones threw harder than me Posted: June 03, 2021 at 02:07 AM (#6022271)
Melvin really does seem to know how to manage different players to get the best out of them - Piscotty, Canha, the A's second base situation, and his constant juggling of the rotation and the bullpen.
   2. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 03, 2021 at 02:12 AM (#6022272)
When I saw the headline, I was like “no way he’s passed John McGraw already.” Then I saw it was only referring to A’s managers, lol.
   3. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: June 03, 2021 at 06:52 PM (#6022410)
Well, let's see now...Melvin has 1,293 wins as a manager, and should be around 1,350 by season's end. That's...still less than half of McGraw's 2,763. Gulp.

At this rate, Melvin should pass McGraw some time in the late 2030s.

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