Hall of Famers Who Also Managed

A baseball manager has a lot of tasks on his plate, from leading his players to dictating strategy on the field to being a public face for his franchise. Major league teams have often looked toward current or former players to take the helm, due in large part to their experience in all types of on and off-field situations.

The role of player-managers used to be fairly common in the major leagues. Owners have appointed players to pull double duty as major league managers since 1872, when catcher John Clapp skippered the National Association's Middletown Mansfields. Pete Rose is the most recent big league player-manager, having led the Reds from 1984-86.

The manager role is not limited to just ballplayers, however. Below are lists of Hall of Fame players, umpires, executives and Negro Leaguers who also inhabited the manager's office during their lives in baseball.

Players (63)

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*Luke Appling, Paul Molitor, Ryne Sandberg and Ted Williams made their big league managerial debuts after being elected to Hall of Fame as a player

Umpires (1)

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Executives (7)

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Negro League Players (18)

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