Charlie Manuel's Milestone

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Charlie Manuel argues with the umpire during the Phillies' win over the Dodgers on Wednesday. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Friday, Charlie Manuel became the 12th active major league manager to reach 1,500 games. Had the Phillies won (they lost to the Nationals, 4-2), he would have had the best winning percentage among those 12. Instead, Davey Johnson — who just happens to be in the opposing dugout this weekend — moved ahead of Manuel by .0005 of a percentage point.

Those 12 managers and their records through Friday (ties included in games, but not figured in winning percentage):

Manager Current Club     G W L Pct.
Davey Johnson Nationals     2078     1165 911     .5612
Charlie Manuel Phillies 1500 841 659 .5607
Mike Scioscia Angels 1901 1045 856 .549  
Ron Gardenhire    Twins 1577 855 722 .542  
Tony LaRussa Cardinals 5054 2702     2348 .535  
Terry Francona Red Sox 1899 1012 887 .533  
Dusty Baker Reds 2809 1463 1345 .521  
Jack McKeon Marlins 1998 1035 962 .518  
Buck Showalter Orioles 1889 961 927 .509  
Jim Tracy Rockies 1532 774 758 .506  
Jim Leyland Tigers 3131 1556 1573 .4973
Bruce Bochy Giants 2693 1338 1354 .4970

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