Bobby Cox: One of baseball's best managers ever? Our Top 5 picks

Following Atlanta's 3-2 loss to the Giants Monday night in the National League Division Series, Braves manager Bobby Cox retired after 29 seasons as a major league skipper. That got us to thinking about the best managers of all time. How would you make that choice? Best win-loss ratio? Most World Series wins? We decided to use post-season playoff appearances. Drawing on Baseball-Reference.com and BaseballHall.org, here's our top five list.

5. Joe McCarthy

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Joe McCarthy managed from 1926 to 1950, winning one pennant with the Chicago Cubs and eight with the New York Yankees. Under his direction, the Bronx Bombers won seven World Series in the 1930s and early 1940s. Among the men on our Top 5 list, McCarthy had the best overall winning percentage, .615. Longtime New York Giants manager John McGraw also steered nine of his clubs to the post-season, but his teams only won three World Series.

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