Jack McKeon won a championship as skipper of the Florida Marlins when he was 72 years old, making him the oldest manager to win a World Series.
McKeon had last managed in 2000, retiring after dugout stints with the Royals, A’s, Padres, and Reds.
But after the Marlins opened the ’03 season at 16-22, manager Jeff Torborg was fired, and GM Larry Beinfest brought in McKeon to steady the ship.
“Trader Jack” led Florida to a Wild Card berth, then surprise victories over the Giants and Cubs to snag the National League pennant. In the World Series, the Marlins took down the vaunted New York Yankees in six games.
Another oldster of note, Casey Stengel won the 1958 World Series with the Yankees at age 67.