All-Angels Team: Manager (POLL)
Sep 17, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia celebrates after winning the American League West Division title against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Mike Scioscia (2000-Present)
After starring with the crosstown Dodgers for 13 seasons, Mike Scioscia became the 20th manager in Angels’ history prior to the 2000 season. He is currently the longest serving manager in baseball, having spent the last 15 seasons in the big A. Scioscia was at the helm for the unbelievable World Series run in 2002, and always seemed to know the right buttons to push late in games. The World Series title in ‘02 is obviously the high point for the Angels and Scioscia, but in the 12 years since, he has solidified his legacy as one of the greatest managers in baseball history. Scioscia has won the Manager of the Year award twice during his tenure, and has finished in the top six in voting an additional eight times.
With Mike Scioscia’s impressive track record, he has the potential to one day be enshrined in the Baseball Hall-of-Fame in Cooperstown, NY. He has managed over 2400 games in an Angels’ uniform, and posted a career record of 1331-1099. His 1331 wins are the highest tally in Halos history. Scioscia has guided the team to 11 winning seasons, five of which the club has posted at least 95 wins. The Angels have made the postseason seven times under the command of Scioscia. There is little doubt in my mind that Mike Scioscia is the greatest manager in Angels’ history.