Every Blue Jays manager in franchise history

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The Toronto Blue Jays fired manager Charlie Montoyo on Wednesday, replacing the 56-year-old with bench coach John Schneider on an interim basis.

Montoyo was given a contract extension in the offseason, but an underwhelming 46-42 start to the 2022 campaign forced the team to go in a different direction. Now it's up to Schneider to get the most out of a squad that had legitimate World Series aspirations at the beginning of the season.

Montoyo was one of the more laid-back managers in Blue Jays history, as there have been some colourful characters in the dugout since the team came into existence in 1977. The group is highlighted by the likes of Bobby Cox, John Gibbons, and two-time World Series winner Cito Gaston.

All told, 15 different men have led the Blue Jays over the past several decades, with two helming the club for multiple stints. Here's a full list of all the managers in Blue Jays history

Note: All statistics are accurate as of July 13, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays have had 15 different managers in franchise history. (Photos via Getty)
The Toronto Blue Jays have had 15 different managers in franchise history. (Photos via Getty)

Roy Hartsfield: 1977-79

Record: 116-318

Bobby Mattick: 1980-81

Record: 104-164

Bobby Cox: 1982–85

Record: 355-292

*1985 AL Manager of the Year

Former Blue Jays manager Bobby Cox was known to get into it with umpires. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
Former Blue Jays manager Bobby Cox was known to get into it with umpires. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

Jimy Williams: 1986-89

Record: 281-241

Cito Gaston: 1989-91

Record: 235-182

Gene Tenace: 1991

Record: 19-14

*Managed 33 games while Gaston was out with a herniated disc

Cito Gaston: 1992–97

Record: 448-454

*1992 World Series title

*1993 World Series title

Mel Queen: 1997

Record: 4-1

*Managed the final five games of the regular season after Gaston was fired

Tim Johnson: 1998

Record: 88-74

Jim Fregosi: 1999–2000

Record: 167-157

Buck Martinez: 2001–02

Record: 100-115

Buck Martinez is currently a Blue Jays broadcaster. (REUTERS/Joe Skipper)
Buck Martinez is currently a Blue Jays broadcaster. (REUTERS/Joe Skipper)

Carlos Tosca: 2002–04

Record: 191-191

John Gibbons: 2004–08

Record: 305-305

Cito Gaston: 2008–10

Record: 211-201

John Farrell: 2011–12

Record: 154-170

John Gibbons: 2013–18

Record: 488-484

Charlie Montoyo: 2019-2022

Record: 236-236

John Schneider: 2022-present

Record: N/A

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