Has anyone ever read or heard anything from Narron regarding what managers he was influenced by or tries to pattern himself after?
Jerry came up in the Yankee organization during the years when Steinbrenner was shuffling things around pretty much weekly, so it's doubtful he was exposed to any one manager long enough to become imprinted. In the bigs he played for Bily Martin and the underrated Bob Lemon, and he shows no evidence of trying to emulate either one of them. Well, maybe a twist of Lemon.
Besides those two, he played for two near-legends, Dick Williams and Gene Mauch, three journeymen, John MacNamara, Rene Lachman and Darrell Johnson, and one legendary grease fire, Maury Wills. Mauch was probably the one he was exposed to the most, and I can kind of see a bit of Mauch in him.
But of course the best source for his influences would be Jerry himself. Does anyone ever remember hearing him comment on this?