Ross's rank among Cubs managers

Sunday's game was David Ross's 546th as manager of the Cubs in the regular season.

That is the 12th most in team history, 11th most in the Modern Era and 6th most in the Expansion Era.

Only 1 of those 6 managed for at least 1,000 games: Leo Durocher, 4th overall, with 1,065.

The 3 ahead of him: Cap Anson (2,258 in 1879-97), Charlie Grimm (1,737 in 1932-38, 1944-49 and 1960) and Frank Chance (1,176 in 1905-12).

The others ahead of Ross:

811: Joe Maddon (2015-19)

793: Jim Riggleman (1995-99)

770: Joe McCarthy (1926-30)

648: Dusty Baker (2003-06)

609: Lou Piniella (2007-10)

596: Bill Killefer (1921-25)

582: Fred Mitchell (1917-20)



Ross began this season tied for 21st with Phil Cavarretta, at 384 games, 1 ahead of Gabby Hartnett, 2 ahead of Bob Kennedy and 54 ahead of Jim Frey.

Managers that Ross passed this year: Jim Marshall (393), Don Baylor (407), Stan Hack and Bob Scheffing (both 465), Jimmie Wilson (474), Herman Franks (479), Frank Selee (503) and Don Zimmer (524).

If Ross returns as manager in 2024 and lasts through the entire season, he will be at 708 games and advance to 7th, surpassing Baker, Piniella, Killefer and Mitchell.



Ross has a winning percentage of .480 (262-284), which ranks 22nd among the 40 men who managed at least 154 games.

He is just behind Whitey Lockman (.492 in 319 games) and ahead of Bob Kennedy (.479 in 382 games) and Gene Michael (also .479, in 238 games).


17 managers compiled winning records, 22 had losing records and Jim Lefebvre was exactly .500: 162-162-1.

5 of the managers had winning percentages of at least .550: Chance (.664), Maddon (.581), Anson and McCarthy (both .579), and Selee (.569).

2 others came close to .550: Rogers Hornsby (.547) and Grimm (.547).


2 finished below .400: Joey Amalfitano (.363 in 185 games) and Dave Sveum (.392 in 324).

The next lowest was .418, by Frankie Frisch, in 339 games.

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