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Report: Don Mattingly Will Replace Joe Torre As Dodger Manager In 2011

Joe Torre will be replaced by current hitting coach Don Mattingly as Dodgers' manager next season according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times:

Don Mattingly will replace Joe Torre as manager of the Dodgers at the end of the season, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation.

An official announcement will be made Friday before the Dodgers' game against the Colorado Rockies.

Under Torre, the Dodgers won two postseason series in his first two seasons, two more than they had won in the previous 19 seasons. With the Dodgers, Torre has a 251-220 record, a .533 winning percentage. Torre, who turned 70 earlier this year, is the oldest manager in franchise history.

Torre, who made the playoffs all 12 seasons he managed the Yankees, tied Bobby Cox's record with 14 consecutive postseason appearances last year. If the Dodgers, who are 72-75 entering play today, finish under .500, it will be Torre's first losing season since 1995 with the Cardinals, when he was fired after a 20-27 start to the season.

In 29 seasons as a major league manager, Torre was 2,318-1,990, a winning percentage of .538. He made the playoffs 15 times, won six pennants, and won four World Series.

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