HOUSTON – Astros fans and baseball fans all over the world are reacting to the reported news of Dusty Baker’s decision to retire.
Baker, according to a report from USA Today, reportedly announced his final season with the Astros would be his last season in Major League Baseball.
Baker spent four of his 26 years as manager for the Astros. Fans on social media are calling his career “phenomenal” and a “job well done.”
See how fans are reacting:
Dusty Baker was probably the best “celebrity” I ever met.— True Jackson, VP’s Executive Assistant. (@duhwaynee) October 25, 2023
What a phenomenal career for Dusty Baker!! Remembering when I was a rookie at Channel 3 presenting him a special award for his athletic prowess at Del Campo HS. Football, basketball, baseball Dusty excelled.— Gary Gerould (@ggerould) October 25, 2023
A huge tip of the cap to Dusty Baker.— Seth Jones (@sethjones17) October 25, 2023
He called 10 year old me down to the top of the dugout and gave me a ball, when he was managing the Giants and made me an even bigger baseball fan. I think about it at least once a month.
A legend in the game, I love that man.
This was a legendary Dusty Baker moment of his career…that on the final out of the game that brought him that elusive World Series ring, he recorded the out then celebrated. https://t.co/ZoiOKu4Hsa— Mark Jent (@MarkHJent) October 25, 2023
Dusty Baker took his first at bat in September, 1968. In one capacity or another, he has been involved in Major League Baseball ever since. That’s 55 years, boys and girls. Nicely done, sir. That’s a resume and legacy to be proud of.— ChrisHumpherys (@SportsChump) October 25, 2023
I wish a happy retirement for Dusty Baker. He finally got his ring, so I’d say it’s the perfect time. I personally always thought he was a great guy, and I will also admit it right here as many have opinions on it and that’s totally fair, but I liked having him as Reds manager.— Ray ⚾️ (@_WhoDeyRay) October 25, 2023
Bye bye Dusty Baker. You were cooler as the Reds manager.— Cam Belden 🐺 (@BeldenCameron) October 25, 2023
Congratulations to Dusty Baker on a great baseball career playing & Managing. I saw him play & he was an amazing player & considering the World Series Rings, well he’s done it all. Here’s a Philly fan wishing you all the best, pic.twitter.com/fRBO4PTq0I— Bob Baker (@BobBake12575188) October 25, 2023
Looks like it's official. Dusty Baker is retiring. What an amazing career as a player and manager! I always liked talking with him. He is a media savvy guy...and a very nice man! Congrats to Baker for all he accomplished.— Jim Crandell (@JimCrandell) October 25, 2023
Intensely appreciative of Dusty Baker and his era of Astros baseball as a fan. Disagreed with some of his 2023 decisions, always liked the person and respect his life inside the game. Hope he enjoys retirement.— Ben (@midzee4) October 25, 2023
One last high-five to the inventor of the high five, Dusty Baker, as he retires as a baseball manager. He was the right man at the right time for a tumultuous period. He's now among the most beloved figures in Houston sports history. Thanks and best wishes. pic.twitter.com/lGI1HWWdHD— Milton Lawson (@citizenmilton) October 25, 2023
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