Dusty Baker


From his rookie debut with Hank Aaron’s Atlanta Braves, to his Baker Family Wines in California, MLB Network profiles former Reds manager Dusty Baker at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Aaron, his mentor, is a major player in “MLB Presents: Dusty: A Baseball Journey.” Baker was on deck when Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s home record in 1974.

“The year I went through chasing the record, I think that really helped him get to where he is today,” Aaron says in the show.


Here's what the Reds had to say about Dusty Baker leaving the team:

Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty has announced the team will make a managerial change heading into the 2014 season.

The new manager will replace Dusty Baker, who went 509-463 in his 6 seasons in Cincinnati. There was no announcement regarding changes on the coaching staff.       


The Reds and  Dusty Baker have reached an agreement on a two-year contract extension through the 2014 season.  They're making the formal announcement Monday afternoon at 3 during a press conference at Great American Ball Park.

"In Dusty's five seasons here he's taken us to the postseason twice and has proven he can lead our teams to championship-caliber play on the field," Reds CEO Bob Castellini said in the news release announcing the agreement.   "He's the right manager to continue the building process that will take us deeper and deeper into the playoffs in the future."

The Reds released a statement today saying as Manager Dusty Baker was being discharged from a Chicago hospital on Friday he suffered a mini-stroke and immediately was treated by the hospital's stroke team, which minimized the effects of the stroke.