College of Coaches
From BR Bullpen
In 1961 and 1962, the Chicago Cubs employed a rotating system of managing called the College of Coaches. The college was the brainchild of owner Philip K. Wrigley. They used the regular coaching staff with a head coach that was designated for a few weeks at a time, and also had coaches rotate between the major league Cubs and various minor league affiliates. The plan failed as the Cubs went 64-90 in 1961 then 59-103 in 1962. The Cubs even finished behind the expansion Houston Colt .45's the second year.
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 Further Reading
- Richard J. Puerzer: "The Chicago Cubs' College of Coaches: A Management Innovation That Failed", in The National Pastime - A Review of Baseball History, Society for American Baseball Research, Cleveland, OH, number 26 (May, 2006), pp. 3-17.