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

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This ambitious study of major league managers through the entire history of baseball since the formation of the National League applies a sabermetric approach to gauging the performance and tendencies of such men as Connie Mack, John McGraw, Tommy Lasorda and scores of others. 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 to develop a fuller appraisal of each manager's effectiveness and stature among his peers.

About Author

Chris Jaffe is a history instructor and a regular columnist for the The Hardball Times.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780786439201
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 333
  • ID: 9780786439201
  • ISBN10: 0786439203

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