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A Biographical Dictionary of Major League Baseball Managers
     

A Biographical Dictionary of Major League Baseball Managers

by John C. Skipper
 

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Earl Weaver put his best defensive players on the field early in the game rather than make late-inning defensive replacements, and he didn’t like to bunt, figuring if you played for only one run that’s all you’d get. Whitey Herzog, by contrast, became one of the greats by using players who could bunt and by playing for one run over and over again.

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Earl Weaver put his best defensive players on the field early in the game rather than make late-inning defensive replacements, and he didn’t like to bunt, figuring if you played for only one run that’s all you’d get. Whitey Herzog, by contrast, became one of the greats by using players who could bunt and by playing for one run over and over again. Full coverage of them and 600 other major league managers over a 125 year period can be found in this work.
The entries are based on interviews, standard data and anecdotes from owners, coaches, and players. Information includes birth and death dates, teams and dates managed, win-loss records, winning percentages, and standings. Lists are included of managers of 1,000 games or more, those with one-game careers, those with the best winning percentages, and those with the most wins. A complete list of managers in the history of each team is provided.

Editorial Reviews

SABR Deadball Committee Newsletter
easy-to-read format...factual and concise
Booklist/RBB
...strong bibliography...obvious labor of love...recommended...wealth of general sporting knowledge...
Booklist
"strong bibliography...obvious labor of love...recommended...wealth of general sporting knowledge"
From the Publisher
“easy-to-read format...factual and concise”—SABR Deadball Committee Newsletter; “strong bibliography...obvious labor of love...recommended...wealth of general sporting knowledge”—Booklist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786447039
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
05/02/2011
Series:
Sport & Leisure/Baseball/People
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

John C. Skipper, a political reporter for the Mason City (Iowa) Globe Gazette, has written numerous books on politics and baseball, including a history of the The Iowa Caucuses and acclaimed biographies of Grover Cleveland Alexander, Dazzy Vance and Charlie Gehringer.

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