100-win dash: Cash honored after milestone

Manager reaches triple digits in victories faster than any skipper in Rays history

100-win dash: Cash honored after milestone

DETROIT -- Kevin Cash achieved his 100th career managerial win Friday night as the Rays defeated the Tigers, 7-5, at Comerica Park.

Cash, 38, reached the milestone in his 201st game as manager of the team, reaching triple digits faster than any skipper in club history.

"Just an honor," said Cash, when asked what the milestone meant to him. "You don't want to dwell on too many personal accolades, but it is, it's an honor to say you're a big league manager."

Lou Piniella was the previous record-holder, having reached the mark in his 235th game as the Rays' skipper.

Over the last 25 years, only two managers have reached 100 wins at a younger age: Eric Wedge -- with Cleveland in 2004, at 26 years, 141 days -- and Buck Showalter -- with the Yankees in 1993, at 36 years, 364 days.

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.