Manager (baseball)

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In baseball, the field manager (commonly referred to as the manager) is the equivalent of a head coach who is responsible for overseeing and making final decisions on all aspects of on-field team strategy, lineup selection, training and instruction.wikipedia
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Head coach

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In baseball, the field manager (commonly referred to as the manager) is the equivalent of a head coach who is responsible for overseeing and making final decisions on all aspects of on-field team strategy, lineup selection, training and instruction.
In some sports, the head coach is instead called the "manager", as in association football and professional baseball.

Coach (baseball)

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Managers are typically assisted by a staff of assistant coaches whose responsibilities are specialized.
They are assistants to the manager, who determines the lineup and decides how to substitute players during the game.

Baseball

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In baseball, the field manager (commonly referred to as the manager) is the equivalent of a head coach who is responsible for overseeing and making final decisions on all aspects of on-field team strategy, lineup selection, training and instruction.
The manager, or head coach, oversees the team's major strategic decisions, such as establishing the starting rotation, setting the lineup, or batting order, before each game, and making substitutions during games—in particular, bringing in relief pitchers.

Batting order (baseball)

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The manager chooses the batting order and starting pitcher before each game, and makes substitutions throughout the game – among the most significant being those decisions regarding when to bring in a relief pitcher.
In Major League Baseball, the batting order is set by the manager, who before the game begins must present the home plate umpire with two copies of his team's lineup card, a card on which a team's starting batting order is recorded.

General manager (baseball)

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Field managers are typically not involved in off-field personnel decisions or long-term club planning, responsibilities that are instead held by a team's general manager.
The general manager is also normally the person who hires and fires the coaching staff, including the field manager who acts as the head coach.

Starting pitcher

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The manager chooses the batting order and starting pitcher before each game, and makes substitutions throughout the game – among the most significant being those decisions regarding when to bring in a relief pitcher.
Under ideal circumstances, a manager of a baseball team would prefer a starting pitcher to pitch as many innings as possible in a game.

Catcher

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Some managers control pitch selection, defensive positioning, decisions to bunt, steal, pitch out, etc., while others designate an assistant coach or a player (often the catcher) to make some or all of these decisions.
Because the position requires a comprehensive understanding of the game's strategies, the pool of former catchers yields a disproportionate number of managers in both Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball, including such prominent examples as Connie Mack, Steve O'Neill, Al López, Mike Scioscia, Joe Girardi, and Joe Torre.

Yogi Berra

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A high proportion of current and former managers played the central position of catcher during their playing days, including Yogi Berra, Bruce Bochy, Joe Girardi, Mike Scioscia, Joe Torre, and Ned Yost.
Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra (May 12, 1925 – September 22, 2015) was an American professional baseball catcher, who later took on the roles of manager and coach.

Bruce Bochy

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A high proportion of current and former managers played the central position of catcher during their playing days, including Yogi Berra, Bruce Bochy, Joe Girardi, Mike Scioscia, Joe Torre, and Ned Yost.
Bruce Douglas Bochy (born April 16, 1955) is the manager of the San Francisco Giants.

Joe Girardi

A high proportion of current and former managers played the central position of catcher during their playing days, including Yogi Berra, Bruce Bochy, Joe Girardi, Mike Scioscia, Joe Torre, and Ned Yost.
Joseph Elliott Girardi (born October 14, 1964) is an American former professional baseball catcher and manager.

Mike Scioscia

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A high proportion of current and former managers played the central position of catcher during their playing days, including Yogi Berra, Bruce Bochy, Joe Girardi, Mike Scioscia, Joe Torre, and Ned Yost.
Michael Lorri Scioscia (, ; born November 27, 1958) is an American former Major League Baseball catcher and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB).

Joe Torre

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A high proportion of current and former managers played the central position of catcher during their playing days, including Yogi Berra, Bruce Bochy, Joe Girardi, Mike Scioscia, Joe Torre, and Ned Yost.
A former player, manager and television color commentator, Torre ranks fifth all-time in MLB history with 2,326 wins as a manager.

Third baseman

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Some managers choose to act as their team's first base or third base coach while their team is batting in order to more closely communicate with baserunners, but most managers delegate this responsibility to an assistant.
Furthermore, with the notable exception of John McGraw and Bobby Cox, few third basemen have gone on to have successful managing careers, with Jimmy Dykes and Negro Leaguer Dave Malarcher being perhaps the next most prominent managers who began their careers at third base.

Ned Yost

A high proportion of current and former managers played the central position of catcher during their playing days, including Yogi Berra, Bruce Bochy, Joe Girardi, Mike Scioscia, Joe Torre, and Ned Yost.
Edgar Frederick Yost III (born August 19, 1954) is a former Major League Baseball catcher and current manager of the Kansas City Royals.

Baseball positions

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Some managers control pitch selection, defensive positioning, decisions to bunt, steal, pitch out, etc., while others designate an assistant coach or a player (often the catcher) to make some or all of these decisions.
Manager

Connie Mack

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Some owners (most famously, Connie Mack of the Philadelphia Athletics) carried out both GM and field managerial duties themselves.
Cornelius McGillicuddy (December 22, 1862 – February 8, 1956), better known as Connie Mack, was an American professional baseball catcher, manager, and team owner.

List of Major League Baseball managers

List of Major League Baseball managers
Each team in the league has a manager, who is responsible for team strategy and leadership on and off the field.

List of Major League Baseball managers by wins

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List of Major League Baseball managers by wins
This article contains a list of all Major League Baseball managers with at least 1,000 career regular-season wins, as well as a list of managers who have regular season win percentages greater than .538.

List of Major League Baseball player-managers

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List of Major League Baseball player–managers
Each team in the league has a manager, who is responsible for team strategy and leadership on and off the field.

Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award

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Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award
In Major League Baseball, the Manager of the Year Award is an honor given annually since 1983 to the best managers in the American League (AL) and the National League (NL).

Sporting News Manager of the Year Award

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The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award
The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award was established in 1936 by The Sporting News and was given annually to one manager in Major League Baseball.

Honor Rolls of Baseball

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Honor Rolls of Baseball
The committee designed the Honor Rolls to commemorate managers, executives, umpires and sportswriters, as an addition to their regular vote of old-time players.

American Baseball Coaches Association

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American Baseball Coaches Association
The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) is the world's largest amateur baseball coaching organization.

This Year in Baseball Awards

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This Year in Baseball Awards (including manager)
They are honors given annually to the most extraordinary baseball performances, players, managers, and executives, as voted on by fans, media, team front-office personnel, former players, and the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).

Relief pitcher

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The manager chooses the batting order and starting pitcher before each game, and makes substitutions throughout the game – among the most significant being those decisions regarding when to bring in a relief pitcher.