4. Larry Dierker
Next up is Astros player legend Larry Dierker. He managed the club from 1997 through 2001, and was one of the most consistent managers the Franchise has seen.
It’s always a risk taking the coaching job for the team you have a legacy as a player with, as that whole reputation can be thrown out the window if you don’t succeed.
Dierker had no problem in Houston, as he made the postseason in four of his five years at the helm, going 435-348 and getting to the National League Division Series four times, winning a Manager of the Year in 1998.