Baseball Managers Who Make Great Keynote Speakers

Baseball managers have perhaps the toughest jobs of any professional sports coach. They have to navigate complicated personalities, set lineups and make crucial in-game situations. Some of the greatest baseball managers of all-time apply their years running a team to the keynote speaking world. They can address your audience about relevant topics like teamwork and leadership. 

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Bobby Valentine played 11 seasons in the major leagues with the Los Angeles Dodgers, California Angels, San Diego Padres, New York Mets and Seattle Mariners from 1969 to 1979 as a utility player. Afte...

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Bruce Bochy played nine seasons in the big leagues with the Houston Astros, New York Mets and San Diego Padres from 1978 to 1987 before beginning his professional managing career in the minor leagues...

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Clint Hurdle was a promising baseball prospect that was selected 9th overall in the 1975 MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals. Predicted to be an impact player, Hurdle was featured on the cover of Spor...

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Dave Roberts is one of the most successful managers in baseball today. He led the Los Angeles Dodgers to the World Series in 2017 and 2018. In Roberts first season, the Dodgers advanced to the Nationa...

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Davey Johnson got his start in professional baseball in 1962 after signing a free agent contract with the Baltimore Orioles. After three years in the minor leagues he made his big league debut with th...

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Don Mattingly played first base for the New York Yankees from 1982 to 1995 and served as their team captain from 1991 to 1995. During his legendary Yankee career he earned six All-Star selections, nin...

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Jim Leyland is one of the best managers in baseball history.  Leyland managed the Pittsburgh Pirates, Florida Marlins, Colorado Rockies, and Detroit Tigers, establishing a great record of winning ever...

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Joe Girardi played 14 seasons in the big leagues as a catcher with the Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies, New York Yankees, and St. Louis Cardinals. During his major league career he earned an All-Star s...

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Joe Maddon is back where his baseball career began as the manager of the Los Angeles Angeles. Maddon played baseball and football at Lafayette College and played minor league baseball in the Angels or...

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Joe Torre has been at the forefront of Major League Baseball’s success for the last five decades. During his playing career Torre was a nine-time All-Star, a Gold Glove Award winning catcher, and was...

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Joey Cora played 11 seasons in the major leagues with the San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox, Seattle Mariners and Cleveland Indians from 1987 to 1998. Cora is a Caguas, Puerto Rico native and played...

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Lou Piniella played 21 seasons in the major leagues with the Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees from 1964 to 1984. During his playing career he earned the 19...

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Terry Francona, or “Tito,” as he is affectionately called, is a former MLB player and current MLB manager for the Cleveland Indians. Before he was a manager, Francona was an outstanding player at the...

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Tony LaRussa is a former player, manager, and now executive in Major League Baseball. Tony began his career as a player for the A’s. He made his debut in 1963 and went on to play until 1973, but injur...