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May 8, 2011

Mike Scioscia Nails Down Win 1000

With a 6-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, Mike Scioscia became just the fifth active manager to win 1000 games trailing just Tony LaRussa, Jim Leyland, Dusty Baker and Bruce Bochy.

"It's not a personal accomplishment," the Los Angeles Angels skipper said following the game. "As a manager, you're one small part of this whole thing."

Scioscia is now 1000-817, good for a ..550 winning percentage. This is 12th season as Angels' manager which makes him the longest tenured manager in the American League and second longest in the Majors behind LaRussa.

In 2007, with his 626th victory, Scioscia became the winningest manager in Angels' history, surpassing Bill Rigney.

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