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    Worst Manager of All

    Ok,

    Who is the worst team manager of all time?

    Based on win/loss record, miss-management of players, surly attitude, poor personal hygene or whatever criteron you want to use.

    If you want to attempt to be clever and say Jerry Narron please have something more to add to the discussion than "Narron sucks".
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    Jerry Narron.

    Narron sucks



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    Re: Worst Manager of All

    I thought Dave Miley was as poor a manager as I've ever seen.

    Terry Collins was pretty bad.

    Plus that guy from Toronto who claimed he was in Vietnam. him too.

    That's just off the top of my head though.
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    George Creamer. In 1884, he managed eight games for the Pittsburgh Alleghenys, and lost all eight.
    If you want a minimum of ten games, then it is Malachi Kittridge of the 1904 Washington Senators, who went 1-16.
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    Re: Worst Manager of All

    Maury Wills, Seattle Mariners (1980-81); 26w-56L

    Did not have a clue.

    "Baseball writer Rob Neyer criticized Wills in his Big Book of Baseball Blunders for "the variety and frequency of [his] mistakes" as manager, calling them "unparalleled." In a short interview appearing in the June 5, 2006 issue of Newsweek, Neyer said, "It wasn't just that Wills couldn't do the in-game stuff. Wills's inability to communicate with his players really sets him apart. He said he was going to make his second baseman, Julio Cruz, his permanent shortstop. Twenty-four hours later he was back at second base. As far as a guy who put in some real time, I don't think there's been anyone close to Wills."

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    Among managers who managed at least a thousand games, Jimmie Wilson has both the poorest percentage, .401, and his career mark of 493-735 makes him 242 games below .500.
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    Ted Turner
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    Re: Worst Manager of All

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    Ted Turner
    He only lost once.
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    Re: Worst Manager of All

    Bob Boone, Dave Miley and Vern Rapp are probably the three worst managers the Reds have had in the 40 years that I've been a Reds fan, with dishonorable mention to Don Heffner and Ray Knight.
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    Re: Worst Manager of All

    Bob Boone
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    Re: Worst Manager of All

    Boone and Miley are the two worst in my memory. bad in game manuevering (especially Miley), and seemed to have no control in the club house.
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    Re: Worst Manager of All

    Bob Boone, Dave Miley, Gene Lamont, Lloyd McClendon, Jim Riggelman, Tom Browning (I just had to), Nick Leyva, Lee Elia and Tommy Helms.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
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    Dusty Baker

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    Re: Worst Manager of All

    Quote Originally Posted by MaineRed
    Dusty Baker

    The man wears sweatbands.
    True. That's an automatic 25 point deduction.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
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    Re: Worst Manager of All

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