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