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

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McFarland, Dec 8, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 333 pages
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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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Best to think of this as a reference book. Chris Jaffe examines the evolution of baseball management by examining the careers of major league baseball's long-term managers. The book discusses all ... Read full review

Contents

Commentary
63
Appendix I
289
Appendix II
292
Appendix III
306
Glossary
310
Bibliography
313
Index
315
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Chris Jaffe is an instructor of history and a columnist for The Hardball Times. He lives in Schaumburg, Illinois. For more information about Chris Jaffe and Evaluating Baseball’s Managers, visit the author’s website.

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