We all know the Dodgers have been dominant during Dave Roberts’ tenure. Since his first season in 2016, the Dodgers have made the playoffs every single year, and have won the NL West six out of seven times.
When the Dodgers clinched their 2022 postseason berth, Roberts became the first manager in MLB history to lead a team to the postseason in each of his first seven seasons.
After Thursday’s comeback victory, however, Roberts made even more history.
Following the Dodgers’ 104th win of the season, Roberts joined Cubs manager Frank Chance as the only managers in MLB history to have four seasons with at least 104 wins.
Chance accomplished those feats in 1906, 1907, 1909 and 1910. That’s how rare this accomplishment is.
L.A. #Dodgers' Dave Roberts, the 1st manager to lead a team to the postseason in his first 7 seasons, also made history Thursday.
He joined #Cubs manager Frank Chance (1906, 1907, 1909, 1910) to have 4 seasons of at least 104 wins. Roberts has done it in 2017, 2019, 2021, 2022.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) September 23, 2022
Under Roberts, the Dodgers have no doubt been the best regular season team in baseball. They have one World Series title in 2020, but they’d love to win another one this season.
But like him or hate him, Roberts has produced results. And the Dodgers will be happy to have him leading the way for the future.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed manager Dave Roberts to a contract extension. pic.twitter.com/NjQsXVB6gj
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 25, 2022
At the beginning of this season, Roberts guaranteed a World Series title. The Dodgers have taken care of business in the regular season. Now we’ll get to see if they take care of business come October.
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