And the Skipper Bats Cleanup: A History of the Baseball Player-Manager, with 42 Biographies of Men Who Filled the Dual Role
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A Customer said Well researched, well written. Fred Stein has written a superb book on the player-managers, an interesting aspect of baseball when the economics of the game were different. As a younger fan watching today's busy managers, I find it fascinating to imagine what it was like when managers had to do double duty -- playing the game while running it.
From Library Journal The player-manager has gone the way of the inexpensive baseball ticket, but in former times players with plenty of smarts and leadership skill often filled a key dual role. . In each of this book's 19 chapters, Stein (Mel Ott: The Little Giant of Baseball) describes a couple of such leaders, including John McGraw, Bill Terry, Mickey Cochrane, and Lou Boudreau. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. This informed, insightful study would best suit the real student of the sport
. Stein has been a member of SABR for over 25 years and a contributor to SABR publications
Fred Stein explores the history of the phenomenon and presents 42 biographies of players who have filled this demanding dual role.. Before the commercialization of baseball it was quite normal for a player to be the manager of the team