All the Teams' Men from 1901 through 1998
Stats, Stories, and Strategies
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Philadelphia Book Clinic Certificate of Award, 2000
These and many more questions are answered in Bob Bloss's Baseball Managers. The perfect book to have for settling a baseball argument, it contains records of each of the more than 400 twentieth-century managers. It traces managing evolution from the original Cincinnati Red Stockings to the Arizona Diamondbacks and from the early days of player-managers and their fourteen-man squads to today's relentless fan and media second-guessing and the emergence of free agencywhich now often forces managers to enter battle with teams vastly restructured from the previous season.
With chapters on controversial managerial decisions Hall-of-Fame manager profiles and oddball managerial situations, humorous and sometimes poignant anecdotes, and many useful tables listing managers alphabetically, by teams, and by winning percentages, Baseball Managers is a fascinating compilation of statistics, trivia, and memories.
Bob Bloss is a freelance baseball journalist who began his writing career in 1960. He has played the role of announcer as well as reporter and is a member of the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association and SABR, the Society of American Baseball Research. Once a slow, second-string high school outfielder in Erie, PA, who could hit a curve ball only when he knew it was comingand then not very farBloss now chronicles baseball and baseball managing. He is also the author of Rookies of the Year (Temple).
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Baseball in America, edited by Rich Westcott.