Manuel Elias Acta (born January 11, 1969) is a professional baseball manager who is currently a free agent. He has served as manager for the Washington Nationals and the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. In the Dominican Winter League, he managed the Tigres del Licey from -, including leading them to victory at the 2004 Caribbean Series. Acta managed the Dominican Republic team at the 2006 World Baseball Classic. Only two managers in Major League Baseball history have managed more games than Acta and had a lower winning percentage than Acta's .418 mark. Acta was signed by the Houston Astros at age 17 as a first baseman. He reached Double-A as a backup first baseman and an outfielder at age 20. Acta played baseball professionally for six seasons, all in the Astros' system, but never reached the major leagues as a player.
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