Evaluating Baseball's Managers: A History and Analysis of Performance in the Major Leagues, 1876-2008

Evaluating Baseball's Managers: A History and Analysis of Performance in the Major Leagues, 1876-2008

by Chris Jaffe
     
 

This ambitious study of major league managers since the formation of the National League applies a sabermetric approach to gauging their performance and tendencies. Rather than focusing solely on in-game tactical decisions, it also analyzes broader, off-the-field management issues such as handling players, fans, and media, enforcing team rules, working with the

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This ambitious study of major league managers since the formation of the National League applies a sabermetric approach to gauging their performance and tendencies. Rather than focusing solely on in-game tactical decisions, it also analyzes broader, off-the-field management issues such as handling players, fans, and media, enforcing team rules, working with the front office, and balancing pressure versus performance.

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Big League Stew blog
One of the best baseball books I've read in a long time, a serious effort by a good writer with a love of history and stats and a fascinating subject that hasn't been studied much
ESPN.com - Rob Neyer
Way back in the 20th century, Bill James wrote the first essential book about baseball managers. Chris Jaffe has just written the second.
writer, NBCsports.com - Aaron Gleeman
These days it's tough to find an important aspect of baseball that hasn't been studied and analyzed a hundred different ways, but Chris Jaffe has done just that with a unique, compelling look at the men who run thing on the field. . . . This book is for you, whether you like hardcore numbers crunching and objective analysis or biographical sketches and interesting anecdotes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786439201
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/04/2010
Pages:
333
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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