Dusty Baker

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Sanchez Shuts Down Griffey, Cincinnati

Lefty matches career high with 10 whiffs

(Newser) - Jonathan Sanchez dominated the Cincinnati Reds in Dusty Baker's Bay Area return. Sanchez pitched into the ninth and matched his career high with 10 strikeouts, outdueling Reds ace Aaron Harang and keeping Ken Griffey Jr. at 597 career home runs in the San Francisco Giants' 3-1 victory Friday night. Sanchez... More »

Griffey's 596th HR Leads Reds Past Cubs 9-2

Baker gets first win at Wrigley as manager since leaving Chicago

(Newser) - Dusty Baker got a win at Wrigley Field while managing the Cincinnati Reds, thanks to Joey Votto and Ken Griffey Jr. Votto doubled with the bases loaded, homered, drove in five runs and made a nice defensive play and Griffey hit his 596th career homer Thursday as Cincinnati beat... More »

Lee's Homer Leads Cubs Past Reds in Baker's Return

Griffey Jr. slugs 595th HR in loss

(Newser) - Dusty Baker knew exactly what to look for when he returned to Wrigley Field. "The first thing you do when you get here, you check the wind," he said. It was blowing out. Derrek Lee hit a three-run homer and started a pivotal double play to help the... More »

Baker Wanted One Last Shot With Cubs

New Reds manager happy to be back in the dugout after year off

(Newser) - Dusty Baker begged the Cubs to let him try bringing the team back from its slumping 2006 season, but general manager Jim Hendry didn't give him the chance. After a year working for ESPN, the eternally optimistic manager is gratetful to be back on the bench, this time in Cincinnati... More »

Players Believe Dusty is Right Man for the Job

Cincy announcer also dismisses criticism of new Reds manager

(Newser) - Fans of the Cincinnati Reds had plenty to boo this past season, and some believe that the hiring of Dusty Baker to manage the club deserves similar treatment. But many former and current players insist it was a smart move. Reds announcer Jeff Brantley, who pitched for Baker in San... More »

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