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Sunday, March 14, 2004
food for thought
there's an article on baseball musings that discusses the common idea that catchers make the best managers. it is exploded as a myth.
the data are pretty startling. catchers have by far the worst winning percentage of all former positions of managers. they also have by far the most games managed.
i suggest a new interpretation: there is no difference from position to position on who makes the best managers. further, the players who have become managers have tended to be the best qualified among their position. catchers are the most deeply-dipped talent pool; therefore, there are more bad managers who were catchers than any other position.
whatever it is, it's fun to think about.
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