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What do MLB managers Jim Leyland, Manny Acta and Jim Riggleman have in common?

None of these managers have ever played baseball at the major league level.  In fact, of the current 30 managers, seven haven’t ever played in the bigs. 

Here’s the list:

Rk Mgr Yrs G W ? L W-L% Plyof App WSwon PennWon
1 Jim Leyland 19 2944 1461 1481 .497 5 1 2
2 Jim Riggleman 11 1345 596 748 .443 1 0 0
3 Joe Maddon 7 793 392 401 .494 1 0 1
4 Manny Acta 4 505 198 307 .392 0 0 0
5 Fredi Gonzalez 4 555 276 279 .497 0 0 0
6 David Trembley 4 470 187 283 .398 0 0 0
7 Trey Hillman 3 359 152 207 .423 0 0 0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/22/2010.

Leyland is obviously the most successful with 1461 wins, more than double than the #2 guy, Riggleman.  He’s also seen plenty of postseason time, too.

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