Built to Win : Inside Stories and Leadership Strategies from Baseball's Winningest General Manager

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-04-02
  • Publisher: Grand Central Pub
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In 2005, the Atlanta Braves won their unprecedented 14th straight National League East title. And behind this success has been the genius of John Schuerholz, whose anti-Moneyball philosophies kept the Braves among the elite teams in baseball for over a decade. Now, Schuerholz pulls back the curtain for the first time, revealing everything from how the Braves traded for Barry Bonds in the early 90s to dealing with John Rockers hateful comments in 1999 to losing pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine to the recent acquisition of superstar Tim Hudson, and, against all odds, how he helped keep the Braves at the top of the baseball mountain. Offering a remarkable and candid view inside one of the most incredible minds in all sports, BUILT TO WIN will make baseball fans worldwide look at the game in a whole new way.

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
Bob Costas
Barry Bonds a Brave---Briefly
Gentlemen, Start Your Moneyball Arguments
A Rotation for the Ages
The Diary of a Major League Deal
Dog Bites Man! Teacher Quits for Less Money!
Building a Winning Organization
Leadership: Good People, Good Listening, Enthusiasm
Coping with Baseball Economics and Agents
Crisis Management: Rocker, Furcal, et al.
Giving Back
Afterword 251(6)
Appendix: The Unprecedented Streak 257(9)
Index 266

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