Astros: Top 5 Managers in Franchise History

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Houston Astros, Phil Garner
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2. Phil Garner

Phil Garner was the Astros’ skipper from 2004 to 2007, making the playoffs twice and winning the NL Pennant in 2005. He had two of the best teams in Franchise history in ’04 and ’05, both of which helped him to a 277-252 record overall.

The reason Garner is so high on this list, besides winning a Pennant, is because of the turnaround he was able to make in 2005. His club started the year with a 15-30 record, and Garner was able to get the ship together and wound up winning the pennant.

That is an effort that will not soon be forgotten. Not to mention the fact that he has a fantastic mustache, and always has. Also, he called Mike Fiers a rat which I’m sure all of Houston can get behind.