By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer
He’s in his sixth season as Skipper of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He doesn’t take anything for granted. Dave Roberts just reached 50 and he’s happy to be there. It showed this week at the stadium.
“I got one kid in college (Cole) and one kid (Emma) going into college and to have everyone here is special,” said Roberts. “Days like this with all of them are numbered they won’t happen very often going forward. I’ve got a lot to be thankful for and I think my best years are ahead of me.”
During his stint with the Men in Blue he has the highest winning percentage of any manager .625. Joe McCarthy is second to Roberts at .615.
Since being in charge he’s taken the Dodgers to five divisional titles. Three National league pennants and a
World Series win in 2020.
In 2019, Roberts led the Dodgers to a franchise-best 106 wins and fourth straight NL West title. He became the first manager in MLB history to lead his team to division titles in each of his first four full seasons at the helm.
If he can maintain this pace no doubt he’ll be in Cooperstown.
He’s been through COVID and George Floyd and many other thing that we don’t know about.
With what he’s doing let’s hope he’s around for several more decades to come.