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Posted: Tuesday August 22, 2006 3:42PM; Updated: Tuesday August 22, 2006 3:42PM
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SI Players Poll
[Based on a survey of 470 MLB players]
Who is the best manager in baseball?
Paul Abell/US Presswire
Bobby Cox.....Braves......30%
Jim Leyland.....Tigers.....18%
Joe Torre.....Yankees.....12%
Tony LaRussa.....Cardinals.....10%
Ozzie Guillen.....White Sox.....8%
Dusty Baker.....Giants......4%
Terry Francona.....Red Sox......2%
Mike Scioscia.....Angels......2%
Bruce Bochy.....Padres......2%
Joe Girardi.....Marlins......2%
The worst?
AP
Frank Robinson.....Nationals......17%
Buck Showalter.....Rangers.....15%
Mike Hargrove.....Mariners.....8%
Clint Hurdle.....Rockies.....7%
Eric Wedge.....White Sox.....6%
Willie Randolph.....Mets......6%
Ozzie Guillen.....White Sox......5%
Buddy Bell.....Royals......4%
Felipe Alou.....Giants......4%
Mike Scioscia.....Angels......3%
FAST FACTS: The White Sox' Ozzie Guillen, 2005's AL Manager of the Year, was fifth in the best vote (7.5%) and seventh in the worst vote (4.8%) .... Robinson, the only current skipper in the Hall of Fame, got 37.7% of the worst vote among NL East players .... Cox led the best vote in last year's SI Players Poll with 37% .... Robinson and Showalter topped last year's worst list, followed by Lloyd McClendon (Pirates), Larry Bowa (Phillies), Lou Piniella (Devil Rays) and Tony Peña (Royals) -- none of whom are still managing in the majors.

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