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Is it just me, or does it seem like a manager's job in the early IL was baseball's equivalent to the gold watch? "Nice career - here's your manager job" --Jeff 20:10, 11 March 2007 (EDT)

Stars back then couldn't just retire to a life of leisure, so it's no surprise that many wanted to stay in baseball and that teams wanted them as a draw for attendance. - --Mischa 20:12, 11 March 2007 (EDT)

Well, a lot of managers then were player-managers, and others were non-player accountant types who ended up on the field for some reason. But the rest, yeah, I suppose that it wasn't different back then than is now - people who just don't want to leave the sport. Someone like Dusty Baker probably doesn't need the money, but he still manages if he can get a job. - Randy 20:40 11 March 2007 (EDT)

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