With the announcements of the teams being represented in the Series and the managers for those teams, Selig also announced their coaching staffs will be:
Coaching alongside Casey Stengel for the New York Yankees will be Billy Martin, Dick Howser, and Ralph Houk. Martin was well known as the manager of the Yankees in the late 1970s. He had several on-field confrontations with Yankees star outfielder, Reggie Jackson, especially during the 1977 season. One incident in particular occurred on June 18, 1977 when Martin pulled Jackson out the game and replaced him with Paul Blair because he failed to hustle after a shallow fly ball. The irate Martin had to be restrained by his coaches to prevent a fight with Jackson in the dugout. Howser was the third base coach for Martin during that 1977 season and managed one game in the 1978 season between Martin's exit and Bob Lemon's arrival. Howser then went on to manage the Kansas City Royals for six seasons. He led the Royals to their only two AL Pennants in 1980 and 1985 and the franchise's only World Series Championship in 1985. Ralph Houk took over managing the Yankees after Stengel was "discharged" in 1960. Houk led the Yankees to back-to-back World Series Championships in 1961 and 1962 In 1961 Houk managed Roger Maris through his record breaking season in which he broke Babe Ruth's single season homerun record.
Coaching with Joe McCarthy for the Boston Red Sox will be Dick Williams, Bill Carrigan, and Harry Wright. Williams is just one of two managers to lead three separate teams to the World Series and is the only manager to lead four separate teams to 90 win seasons. Williams also led the Oakland Athletics to consecutive World Series Championships in 1972 and 1973. Carrigan was the catcher-manager of the Boston Red Sox in the early 1900s. As manager he led the Red Sox to two World Series Championships in 1915 and 1916. Baseball legend Babe Ruth called Carrigan the best manager he ever played for. Harry Wright was a manager in the 19th Century. He is credited with introducing innovations such as backing up the infield plays from the outfield and for shifting defensive alignments based on hitters' tendencies.
Assisting Walt Alston with the Los Angeles Dodgers will be Tommy Lasorda, Lou Piniella, and Leo Durocher. Lasorda began his coaching career in 1973 under Walt Alston. He became manager in 1976 and continued as manager until 1996. During his tenure he led the Dodgers to two World Series Championships in 1981 and 1988. He had a gift for working with young talent, which is apparent by his nine Rookie of the Year Award winners under his management. Lou Piniella led the Cincinnati Reds to their final World Series Championship in 1990 when the defeated the heavily-favored defending champion Oakland Athletics in a four game sweep. Piniella also led the Seattle Mariners to a record-tying 116 wins in 2001. Leo Durocher won the World Series as a player for the Yankees in 1928 and for the St. Louis Cardinals' Gashouse Gang in 1934 before becoming manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1939. After several years with the Dodgers he was released to the crosstown rival New York Giants in 1948. He led the Giants to the NL Pennant in 1951 after defeated the Dodgers in a playoff for the pennant which ended on Bobby Thomson's famous "Shot Heard ???Round the World." He later led the Giants to a World Series Championship in 1954.
Coaching alongside Miller Huggins for the Chicago Cubs will be Frank Chance, Frank Selee, and Al Lopez. Chance led the Chicago Cubs to their only two World Series Championships in 1907 and 1908. He also led the Cubs to two more NL Pennants in 1906 and 1910. Chance was also a part of the famous double play combination, along with Joe Tinker and Johnny Evers. Frank Selee is the man responsible for putting together that famous double play combination. He managed the Cubs from 1902 to 1905 before Chance took over. Before the Cubs, Selee led the Boston Beaneaters to five NL titles, including three in a row from 1891 to 1893. His winning percentage of .598 ranks him second all-time behind only Joe McCarthy. Al Lopez was a manager for the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox for a total of 15 seasons. Although he never managed a World Series Championship team, he was the only manager to break up the Yankees dominance between 1949 and 1964. Other than the Yankees, only Al Lopez's Indians in 1954 and White Sox in 1959 won the AL Pennant during that 16 year stretch.
Assisting Joe Torre with the St. Louis Cardinals will be Billy Southworth, Whitey Herzog, and Bill McKechnie. Southworth was a very successful manager for the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Braves, compiling a career .597 winning percentage, just third behind Joe McCarthy and Frank Selee. He led the St. Louis Cardinals to two World Series Championships in 1942 and 1944 and another NL Pennant in 1943. He also led the Boston Braves to an NL Pennant in 1948. Whitey Herzog had a successful managerial career in Kansas City leading the Royals to three consecutive AL West Division titles, and in St. Louis where he led the Cardinals to a World Series Championship in 1982. He is most known for his baseball strategy known as "Whiteyball" which focuses on pitching, speed, and defense rather than homeruns to win games. Bill McKechnie is the only manager to lead three separate teams to NL Pennants. He also led the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds to World Series Championships in 1925 and 1940, respectively. After his managing career ended he helped coach the Cleveland Indians under manager Lou Boudreau and helped lead the Indians to a World Series Championship in 1948.
Coaching with John McGraw for the San Francisco Giants will be Tony La Russa, Fred Clarke, and Cito Gaston. La Russa has won a record four Manager of the Year Awards, tied with Bobby Cox, and is just the second to win the award in both leagues, Cox being the first. He also led the Oakland Athletics to a World Series Championship in 1989. Fred Clarke led the Pittsburgh Pirates to success in the early 1900s. His Pirates won the NL Pennant 1901, 1902, and 1903, losing in the first World Series against the Boston Americans. He then led the Pirates to a World Series Championship in 1909. In 1912, Clarke passed Cap Anson and Frank Selee for the most managerial wins of all-time, a record soon broken by John McGraw in 1918. Cito Gaston was a manager for the Toronto Blue Jays, leading them to two World Series Championships in 1992 and 1993. In 1992, Gaston became the first African American manager to win a World Series and his Toronto Blue Jays were the first non-American team to win a World Series.
Coaching alongside Connie Mack for the Philadelphia Athletics will be Bobby Cox, Danny Murtaugh, Gene Mauch. Cox has won a record four Manager of the Year Awards and was the first to win the award in both leagues. He led the Atlanta Braves to the World Series Championship in 1995 and is the only manager to be ejected from two World Series games when he was tossed in Game 3 of the 1992 World Series and Game 6 of the 1996 World Series. Danny Murtaugh managed the Pittsburgh Pirates through the 50s, 60s, and 70s. He led the Pirates to two World Series Championships in 1960 and 1971. His .540 managerial winning percentage ranks him second to Fred Clarke in Pirates history. Mauch is the most winningest manager to never win a pennant. At the time of his retirement, his 1,902 career victories ranked him 8th all-time. He has gained a reputation for playing "small ball," emphasizing defense, speed, and base-to-base tactics rather than power hitting.
Assisting Sparky Anderson with the Baltimore Orioles will be Earl Weaver, Bucky Harris, and Ned Hanlon. Weaver was a manager for the Baltimore Orioles for many years. He led the Orioles to a World Series Championship in 1970 in the middle season of three consecutive AL Pennants from 1969 to 1971. Weaver made extensive use of statistics in order to create desirable matchups in any situation during games. Harris managed the Washington Senators to their only World Series Championship in 1924 and also managed the Yankees to a World Series Championship in 1947. Harris was the third manager to win his 2000th game; Connie Mack and John McGraw were the first two. Ned Hanlon was one of the first great managers of the 19th century. He led the Baltimore Orioles to three consecutive NL Pennants from 1894 to 1896 before winning two more NL Pennants with the Brooklyn Superbas in 1899 and 1900. Between 1894 and 1900 Hanlon led his teams to .600-plus winning percentages in seven consecutive seasons.