Which Type of MLB Player Makes Good Managers?

Posted: 1st November 2009 by Evan Bruschini in MLB
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Mark McGwire is back in St. Louis. Big Mac will join the Cardinals' coaching staff as the hitting coach. We've all heard the various complaints, criticisms, and even praise for the Redbirds' new hitting instructor, but how much of it is warranted? Should a player get a coaching job just because of his superstar status as a player? Without a doubt, some superstars have gone on to excel as a major league manager├╣John McGraw, Joe Torre, and Frank Chance come readily to mind. These were high-average hitters who could likely make the Hall of Fame solely on their playing prowess, but instead continued their careers as coaches and sat at the helm of dynasties. But what of the men who couldn't make it as major league players, but found success as on the dugout's top step? Sparky Anderson, Jim Le ...

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