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Old 07-04-2014, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by SI1020 View Post
Me too. Those managers didn't care about any book, or rules of managing. They did the job as they saw fit. I know some baseball fans think Humpty Dumpty could have done just as well with those great Yankee teams as Stengel did.

Stengel was a huge proponent of the book when it came to righty/lefty match-ups. He platooned players depending who was on the mound.
Hank Bauer and Gene Woodling in lf/rf.
Moose Skowron and Joe Collins at 1st base
Bobby Brown and Gil Mc Dougal at 3rd base.
Yogi Berra and Elston Howard catching.
He had the horses to be able to platoon, most managers don't have this option.
Stengel went by the book and helped to popularize the book.
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