Report: Dusty Baker to join San Francisco Giants front office

Jan 16, 2024, 8:40 AM

Manager Dusty Baker of the San Francisco Giants looks on from the dugout during game two of the 200...

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 20: Manager Dusty Baker of the San Francisco Giants looks on from the dugout during game two of the 2002 World Series against the Anaheim Angels at Edison Field on October 20, 2002 in Anaheim, California. The Angels won 11-10, knotting the series at one game apiece. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

(Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

It looks like Dusty Baker is set to return to The Bay Area.

According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, Baker has been hired by the San Francisco Giants as a special assistant to president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi. He is also expected to assist Giants’ president and CEO Larry Baer.

The team has not yet announced the hire. The 74-year-old Baker announced his retirement as an MLB manager in October after 26 seasons managing multiple clubs.

Dusty Baker won his first World Series as a manager in 2022 with Houston. He previously appeared in the World Series as a manager with the San Francisco Giants in 2002. In 26 seasons as a manager for the Astros, Giants Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals, Baker has amassed 2,183 regular-season wins.

Before he became a manager, Baker was an outfielder from 1968 through 1986. He played for the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, and Oakland Athletics.

Dusty Baker and his family moved to the Sacramento area when he was in his teens. In 2010, Baker was inducted into the Sac-Joaquin Section’s Hall of Fame because he was a stand-out athlete at Del Campo High School. Baker still has ties in the Sacramento region. The Baker Family Wines is located in West Sacramento.

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