When in Doubt, Fire the Skipper

Midseason Managerial Changes in Major League Baseball


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About the Book

The book chronicles almost 300 in-season changes of managers in the major leagues since 1900. It elaborates on the circumstances that led to the change, whether it was a firing or a resignation and includes, in many cases, remarks of the dismissed manager, the manager who replaced him, and the executive (owner or general manager) who orchestrated the change. It then examines how the team fared under the new manager. The central purpose of the book is to study the effects of the changes: how many had a positive impact, how many had a negative impact, and how many had little if any impact on the team’s won-lost record.

About the Author(s)

Gary Webster has spent many years in commercial radio in northeastern Ohio and is the author of five books for McFarland.

Bibliographic Details

Gary Webster
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 280
Bibliographic Info: 39 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2014
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7892-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1594-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface 1
Midseason Managerial Changes, 1902–2013 5
Afterword 256
Notes 259
Bibliography 265
Index 267