MLB Nightmares: The Worst Managers in MLB History

TCorrespondent IIIJuly 5, 2011

MLB Nightmares: The Worst Managers in MLB History

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    Managers have the most thankless jobs in all of baseball. 

    Sure, they receive their due praise, but they also receive more than their fair share of the blame as well.

    However, for a select few in the history of the game that blame is justified because they are the worst of the worst at their profession.

    Here are some of the worst managers in baseball history.

Terry Bevington

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    The manager of the White Sox from 1995-1997, Bevington once made a visit to the mound and signaled to the bullpen for a reliever.

    The problem was that there was no one warming up.

    After being fired after the 1997 season, Bevington moved on to become the third base coach for the Toronto Blue Jays from 1999 until 2001 before taking a managerial position in the minor leagues.

    In 2006, Bevington quit as manager of the Edmonton Cracker-Cats of the North American baseball league after being suspended as part of an on field brawl.

Stump Merrill

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    Merrill took over as manager of the New York Yankees in June of 1990 after Bucky Dent was fired.

    However, Merrill became the first manager of the Yankees to lead the team to a last place finish since 1966 and was fired after the 1991 season.

    He was replaced by Buck Showalter and became the organization's roving hitting instructor.

    Currently, Merrill is a special assistant to general manager Brian Cashman.

Willie Randolph

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    By overseeing possibly the worst collapse in major league baseball history, Randolph is a lock for this list.

    In 2007, the New York Mets had a seven game lead over the Philadelphia Phillies with seventeen games left to play.

    The Mets finished 5-12 over that stretch while the Phillies went 13-4 to take the National League East title on the last day of the season.

    After a disappointing start to the 2008 season, Randolph was fired and replaced by Jerry Manuel.

Alan Trammell

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    As manager of the Detroit Tigers, Trammell nearly matched the modern record for losses in a season set by the 1962 New York Mets.

    The Tigers lost 119 games in 2003 under Trammell. 

    The Tigers legend was fired after the 2005 season after not posting a single winning season.

Buddy Bell

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    Bell compiled a 519-724 record over nine seasons with three different clubs in his managerial career.

    Managing the Tigers, Rockies and Royals, Bell is the face of managerial futility.

    Never finishing higher than third and as a low as last place six times, Bell is the epitome of a managerial nightmare.