CINCINNATI -- Dusty Baker is out as manager of the Reds after six seasons.
The change in the dugout comes after the Reds were defeated in the National League Wild Card Game by the Pirates on Tuesday. Baker had one year remaining on a two-year contract. There was no announcement regarding changes on the coaching staff.
Cincinnati has reached the postseason three times in the past four years, winning National League Central titles in 2010 and 2012 under the 64-year-old Baker, but was unable to advance each time.
A manager since 1993 with the Giants, Cubs and Reds, Baker is ranked 16th all-time and second among active managers with 1,671 wins. But he has never won a World Series.
Baker is a three-time Manager of the Year who has guided his teams to seven postseasons, including the 2002 World Series with the Giants, who lost to the Angels in seven games.
Named Reds manager on Oct. 14, 2007, Baker had a 509-463 record for the club. He is ranked third in franchise history in wins behind Sparky Anderson and Bill McKechnie.
Anderson, McKechnie and Baker are also the only three managers in Reds history to guide their teams into the postseason multiple times.
In 2008, the Reds were 74-88 during Baker's first year and the team won 78 games the following season. The breakthrough came in 2010, when Cincinnati went 91-71, won the NL Central and reached the playoffs for the first time since 1995. The postseason wasn't one to savor, though, as the Phillies swept the Reds in the NL Division Series in three games, a series that included Roy Halladaythrowing a no-hitter in Game 1.
A step backward occurred in 2011, when the Reds finished in third place with a 79-83 record. In 2012, Cincinnati went 97-65 to take the NL Central again. In the final weeks of that season, Baker missed 11 games in September after being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat, and during his time in a Chicago hospital he suffered a minor stroke.
Cincinnati lost a heartbreaking five-game Division Series to the Giants after taking a 2-0 lead in San Francisco.
This season, the Reds finished third in the NL Central, behind the Cardinals and Pirates, with a 90-72 record. The season ended with six straight losses, including the 6-2 defeat in the Wild Card Game at Pittsburgh.
------ Source: MLB.com