A Biographical Dictionary of Major League Baseball Managers
By: John C. Skipper (author)Paperback
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Earl Weaver put his best defensive players on the field early in the game instead of just making late-inning defensive replacements. Whitey Herzog became one of baseball's great managers by his use of players who could bunt and by playing for one run over and over again. Both of these men are known for their styles and tactics and full coverage of them, along with many other managers, can be found in this biographical dictionary. The entries are based on interviews, data and anecdotes from owners, coaches, and players on the more than 600 men who have managed major league teams over the past 125 years. The entries include birth and death dates, the teams and dates they managed, win-loss records, winning percentages, and standings. Listings are included of managers of 1,000 games or more, managers with one-game careers, managers with the best winning percentages, and managers with the most wins. A complete listing of managers in the history of each team is provided in this title.
A career newspaperman, John C. Skipper has covered presidential politics in Iowa for 25 years. He is also a former general manager of a minor league baseball team and author of several books about baseball. His recent work includes biographies of Grover Cleveland Alexander and Dazzy Vance. Skipper currently resides in Mason City, Iowa.
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