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Little wonder that catchers make good managers
Noble: Little wonder catchers make good managers
By Marty Noble / MLB.com | November 6, 2012
Catchers have a different perspective. Of course they do. They play a position different from all others, not only because they face that-a-way.
Catchers routinely become apprentice managers, candidates to run a team and a game even if they have no designs on appointments to permanent dugout duty. Baseball acumen comes with the territory behind the plate. And an enhanced grasp of multiple facets of the game is what moves a seemingly inordinate number of masked men from behind the plate to the front of the dugout.
Catchers make the best managers. Bochy, Girardi, Matheny, Redmond currently and then Joe Torre too.
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Washington (DC) Post
All four managers in League Championship Series grew up as catchers
By Barry Svrluga October 16, 2012
ST. LOUIS — Bruce Bochy last strapped on the gear and crouched behind the plate in a major league game 25 years ago, and by now, he has managed 2,600 more games than he appeared in as a catcher.
All four managers who remain in baseball’s postseason grew up as catchers.
All of them say catching prepared them for the jobs they do now, which is nothing new, because going back to the days of Connie Mack, catchers seemed to naturally drift to managing.