August 09, 2005

Gene Mauch,: journeyman big-league manager for 26 years, died Monday at 79. Few suffered through more on-field misery for so long than Mauch, who is best known for presiding over the Donnie Moore game in '86. He also had the honor of managing the expansion Expos for seven years. But in spite of the awful teams he skippered, Mauch cobbled together a respectable 1,902-2,037 record and is lauded by two generations of players as one of the game's preeminent strategists and teachers.

posted by Prince Valium to baseball at 12:40 AM - 2 comments

I heard on ESPN today that Mauch was in 11th place among managers for All time wins. Obviously this doesnt include winning Percentage-just pure numbers. Mauch was known to get alot out of teams who didnt alway have the best talent. This was ture almost everywhere he went. wgen he had quality players-California and in some degree the Twins he did pretty good. May he rest in peace.

posted by daddisamm at 08:01 AM on August 09

Terrific piece by Bob Ryan.

posted by yerfatma at 12:59 PM on August 10

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