Mr. 2,000: Baker Becomes 12th Manager to Reach 2,000 Wins

Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker won his 2,000th game Tuesday night, becoming the 12th skipper in major league history to reach the milestone and the first Black man to do it.

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Houston Astros' Dusty Baker Jr. (12) celebrates after a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in Houston. The Astros won 4-0 giving Baker 2,000 career wins. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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HOUSTON (AP) — Just call him Mr. 2,000. Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker won his 2,000th game Tuesday night, becoming the 12th skipper in major league history to reach the milestone and the first Black man to do it. The benchmark victory came in Houston’s 4-0 win over the Seattle Mariners and comes more than 29 years after he collected his first win on April 6, 1993, in San Francisco’s 2-1 victory over St. Louis.…

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