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The Toughest Job in Baseball: What Managers Do, How They Do It, and Why It Gives Them Ulcers Hardcover – Apr 1 1993

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster (April 1 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671793314
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671793319
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 1.9 x 22.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,975,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Publishers Weekly

Pascarelli, baseball correspondent for the Sporting News, has selected a title that suggests a scope which his book does not have. Essentially, this is the story of one manager, the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jim Leyland, who developed his mediocre team into the National League East champion. Although the problems that beset managers are presented, with observations on Earl Weaver, Tony LaRussa, Sparky Anderson et al., the focus is on Leyland as a personnel director best known for his rapport with his players. The book makes clear that he is a highly emotional man, and readers will feel Leyland's dissapointment when the Pirates fail to make the World Series.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Pascarelli, a Sporting News correspondent, follows the 1992 season of Jim Leyland, field boss of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He provides a behind-the-scenes look into the highly pressurized occupation known to be the "toughest job in baseball." Today, baseball is a multimillion-dollar business that is very profitable when one's team is winning. Hence, the manager's job is precarious. Pascarelli describes how these pillars of the sport thrive on maintaining a balance between satisfying the demands of the media, coaching staff, and 25 athletes with differing personalities, backgrounds, and salaries. An entertaining study guaranteed to delight baseball enthusiasts.
- L.R. Little, Penticton P.L., B.C.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.


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