"Way back in the 20th century, Bill James wrote the first essential book about baseball managers. Chris Jaffe has just written the second." --Rob Neyer, ESPN.com
"These days it's tough to find an important aspect of baseball that hasn't been studied and analyzed a hundred different ways, but Chris Jaffe has done just that with a unique, compelling look at the men who run thing on the field. . . . This book is for you, whether you like hardcore numbers crunching and objective analysis or biographical sketches and interesting anecdotes." --Aaron Gleeman, writer, NBCsports.com
"I can think of no work on managers that as effectively and completely evaluates the men in the dugout. It is a leap forward in our understanding of these hardball leaders.… From now on, whenever I have a question about a manager, Jaffe's book will be the first and last one I reach for." --Sean Forman, founder of Baseball-Reference.com
About the Author
is an instructor of history and a columnist for the The Hardball Times.
He lives in Schaumburg, Illinois.