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THIS CAN WORK!
ALBERT CHEN
March 19, 2012
The overall performance of managers recently hired despite a lack of previous experience suggests that success is possible for the rookie White Sox manager
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March 19, 2012

This Can Work!

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The overall performance of managers recently hired despite a lack of previous experience suggests that success is possible for the rookie White Sox manager

A.J. HINCH, Diamondbacks (2009--10)

Hired for his "organizational advocacy" in '09; fired 14 months later for his underwhelming 89--123 record.

LARRY DIERKER, Astros (1997--2001)

Left the broadcast both to lead his former team to division titles in four of five seasons.

BOB BRENLY, Diamondbacks (2001--04)

Rookie manager during Arizona's '01 title run; fired in the middle of club's franchise-worst 51--111 '04 finish.

BUCK MARTINEZ, Blue Jays (2001--02)

Spent 17 years as a big league catcher; lasted less than a year and a half as skipper, going 100--115.

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