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Alexander Cartwright I 2017 cross era NO SAVES a manager for all seasons and settings, calculates total bullpen usage and then mamages accordingly, Blowout subbing, double switches, PR to steal a base
Bibb  Holmes
60s pitching approach combined with a deadball era offensive game, more aggressive with his hook than other deadball era MM's, slower hook for high IP starter
Bill O'Neill
Uses star starting pitchers in relief but will save starter for next game, conservative blow out subs, more small ball with early 40's teams
Billy Martin I 2020 modern YES SAVES aggressive running & defensive replacements. Relievers won't bat
Billy Martin II 2020 modern NO SAVES aggressive running & defensive replacements. Relievers won't bat
Billy Martin III 2020 modern YES GRADE aggressive running & defensive replacements. Relievers won't bat
Billy Martin IV 2020 modern NO GRADE aggressive running & defensive replacements. Relievers won't bat
Billy Wallace I
quick hook with non-DH teams, slower hook with DH, slow hook with relievers on DH teams, aggressive subs late in games, aggressive with platoon advantages
Billy Wallace II
same as Wallace I except more geared to the later 1970's and has a slower hook with starting pitchers
Bingo Long I 2015 modern YES GRADE aggresive running & use of relievers  Conservative with Blowout subs, quick hook, steals based on actual attempts not steal rating
Bingo Long II 2015 modern NO GRADE same as Long I except doesn't set a roatation
Bobby Kelley 2006 modern NO GRADE heavy use of lefty specialists, moderately aggressive running game, quick hook, big inning manager who looks for the 3 run homer vs. small ball tactics 
Buck Miller I 2022 1946-now YES SAVES aggressive sub strategy, will PR to steal, will PH to bunt or Hit & Run, ability to use "Opener" strategy
Buck Miller II 2022 1946-now YES GRADE aggressive sub strategy, will PR to steal, will PH to bunt or Hit & Run, ability to use "Opener" strategy
Buck Miller III 2022 1946-now NO SAVES agg. sub strategy, will PR to steal, will PH to bunt or Hit & Run, ability to use "Opener" strategy, quick hook
Buck Miller IV 2022 1946-now NO GRADE agg. sub strategy, will PR to steal, will PH to bunt or Hit & Run, ability to use "Opener" strategy, quick hook
Buck Miller V 2022 1946-now NO GRADE same as Miller IV except closers that blow saves may go additional innings in tie games in extra innings
Bucky Wilson I 2019 1930-34 NO GRADE use of relievers based on total number of relief appearances of staff, may use starters in relief
Bucky Wilson II 2014 1935-39 NO GRADE same as Wilson I except more suitable for the lesser offensive years of the later 30's
Butch Kelly I ???? modern NO SAVES won't use star players that didn't start, quick hook, agg. use of double switch, SB based on actual totals
Butch Kelly II 2004 modern NO GRADE same as Kelly I except sorts closers by save totals
Cajun Stick 2003 modern NO GRADE very quick hook, SB and H&R only with high percent chance of success,bunts with any batter in 1 run game
Caleb West 2012 1900-19 NO GRADE very aggressive H&R and SB conservstive with high innings starters but quick hook for others
Cap Spalding III 2015 modern YES GRADE quick hook, high steal ratings will try to stetal but low ratings will not
Cap Spalding IV 2015 modern YES GRADE Same as Spalding III but includes blow out game sub strategies and greater use of relief specisalists 
Chappy Ross I 2022 1920-45 YES GRADE Do not use with DH, SB and H&R based on steals and SB rating, strong offense will see less small ball tactics 
Chappy Ross II 2022 1920-45 NO GRADE same as Ross I except he doesn't set a starting rotation
Chappy Ross III 2022 1920-45 YES SAVES same as Ross I except he sorts closers by grade
Chappy Ross IV 2022 1920-45 NO SAVES same as Ross II except he sorts closers by grade
Cherokee Sunday I 2020 modern YES GRADE needs deep bullpen, uses "adjusted grades" (factors in HR and control ratings) to choose reliever, similar Miller manager offensive strategies
Cherokee Sunday II 2019 modern NO GRADE same as Sunday I except does not set roatation
Chuck Mathews
doesn’t set rotation but does save 1 starter for next game, conservative with small ball tactics early but will be more aggressive late in close games
Cookie Lopez 2001 1940-45 NO GRADE recognizes odd aspects or war time baseball, will use small ball tactics against high grade pitchers, similar reief strategies to Bucky Wilson I
Cookie Lopez II 2001 1945-49 NO GRADE same as Lopez but will use less small ball tactics at the end of the decade when offense and HR's increased
D'Artagnan Caillouet 2017 modern NO GRADE same as Buck Miller managers except quicker hook with starters and very aggressive use of subs.  Best with DH rules on.  Starters usually pulled after 7 IP
Doc Gordon 2015 1940-64 YES GRADE deeper bullpen = quicker hook, conservative with SB, H&R and baserunning, bunting limited to weaker hitters, more small ball against high grade pitchers
Doc Gordon II 2015 1940-64 NO GRADE same as Gordon except does not set rotation
Dusty Sadowski 2015 1940's NO SAVES conservative style, generally plays for big innings, and has a slow hook, starters compile high CGs, not a lot of relief work out of the pen
Duke Robinson Jr. 1997 modern YES SAVES removes pitchers with big leads after 6 IP, uses defensive replacements liberally, won’t steal in front of big bats, conservative SB attempts and bunting
Duke Robinson IV 2014 modern NO SAVES same as Robinson Jr. except does not set aside rotation, greater use of relief specialists, better blow out sub strategies and smarter pitcher usage with DH
Earl Weaver II 2012 1968-86 YES SAVES heavy emphasis on platoon hitters, APBA-ballish
Earl Weaver III 2012 1968-86 NO SAVES same as Weaver II except he does not set aside a rotation
Eddie Gomez I
quicker hook when facing quality pitchers, plays for big inning unless team has weak hitters and then will use small ball tactics, aggressive blow out subbing
Eddie Gomez II
same as Gomez I except more geared towards the pitching dominate later 1960's
Felipe Hernandez 2006 modern NO SAVES heavy use of platoon advantages, liberal use of double switch, aggressive use of setup men starting in the 6th inning, not good with mulptiple high grade closers
Felipe Hernandez, Jr.
same as Hernandez but he does set a starting roatation
Ford Connor ???? cross era YES GRADE Can be used for both DH and non-DH play, tends to “ignore” actual innings pitched for relievers, aggressive with pinch running to steal bases late when ahead
Frank Terry
more platoon cautious and quicker hook than most deadball era MM's, slower hook with weak or thin bullpen, aggressive with small ball late if game close
Gabby Owens II ???? 1940-59 NO GRADE good with bad bullpens, will pinch hit for high platoon ratings, will not pinch hit for defensive stars at C, 2B, SS, & CF, conservative on bases
George Clarke 2015 1910-19 NO GRADE Extremely quick hook early (1st inn) with a struggling starter, aggressive bunting to secure leads, uses SB and H&R when ahead or tied late
Gil Johnson ver. 2.1 1970's NO GRADE quick hook for non-DH team, slower hook for DH team, favors platoon advantages, aggressive sub later in games, uses pinch runners for SB late in games
Gordy Richards
very conservative and best suited for thin teams with little depth or pitching, extensive use of the double switch, best with strong starters and a weak bullpen
Gustave Robichaux I 2017 modern NO GRADE best if there are no limits on pitcher use, slow hook with relievers, starters usually pulled after 27 batters, aggressive subbing in blow outs
Gustave Robichaux II 2017 modern YES GRADE same as Robichaux I except he will set aside a rotation
Hack Gilbert 2017 1960-65 NO GRADE quick hook if many relievers, will not use last C, 2B or SS unless losing, will spare bullpen if rout, plays for big inning or small ball depending on roster
Hack Gilbert II 2015 1965-69 NO GRADE same as Gilbert except more geared to lower scoring and dominant pitching
Hooks Foreman 2022 modern NO GRADE similar to Buck Miller IV, best with deep bullpens or team with high IP starters, aggressive subbing in blow outs, conservative bunting, aggreesing platoon Ph-ing
Hughie Collins
will use starters in relief but saves one for the next game, heavy use of small ball tactics, no blow out sub strategies, very little PH-ing other than for pitcher
Jake Conley ???? 1900-40 NO GRADE
better with dead ball era teams, doesn't use bullpen, more CG for starters, aggressive H&R but not SB, no defensive replacements, sticks with top 8 players
Jake Malloy 2006 1930's NO GRADE recognizes the types of team he is assigned to and alter his strategies accordingly, only subs is big blow outs
Jim McNamara I 2015 1980-84 YES SAVES do not bench your rotation, conservative running game early unless facing high grade pitching, more of a small ball manager
Jim McNamara II 2015 1985-89 YES SAVES same as McNamara I except better for mid to late 1980's
Jim Mutrie 2014 pre 1900
GRADE Subs only when required, Mutrie's "hook" is generally based on: total relief appearances for the team, team ERA, pitcher ERA, quality of potential relief pitcher and a number of lesser stats
Joe Gardner ???? 1980's NO SAVES uses subs in blow outs, will use long and semi-long closers as was more common in the 80's, only bunts early vs. star pitchers, runs early in game to get ahead
Johnny McCoy ???? 1945-79 NO GRADE "educated in the ways of AIM", mid 20th century manager, no other info available
Judge Griffith 2020 1960's NO GRADE blowout sub strategy, likes to use itchy relievers in lopsided games for a batter to remove their itchy status, aggressive trying to manufacture runs
Juice Rogers 2020 1960's YES GRADE same as Griffith but he does set a rotation and is not as aggressive trying manufacture runs
King Lyons ???? cross era NO GRADE slow hook for high iP starters, aggrressive H&R with 3 H&R rating guys, takes into account full roster to determine best way to manage
Kingfish Boudreau I 2021 modern NO GRADE very quick hook, will aggressively sub where appropriate, very aggressive bunting in tied games
Kingfish Boudreau II 2021 modern YES GRADE same as Boudreau I except he sets a rotation
Kingfish Boudreau III 2021 modern NO SAVES same as Boudreau I except he sorts closers by saves
Lou Ryan I 2017 2000-05 YES SAVES uses one inning closers, heavy usage of platoon advantages/disadvantages, quick hook for starters, more of a big inning approach offensively, quick hook
Lou Ryan II 2014 2005-09 YES SAVES sames as Ryan I but for the second half of the decade
Mike Gomez ???? modern NO GRADE better if league has un,imited MBF's or IP, very aggressive w/SB and doesn't consider real life totals, seldom bunts, big inning approach
Muddy Harris 2015 1950-55 NO GRADE uses total relief appearances of team to determine how long starters go, reluctant to use stars being rested but will in big spots, plays for big inning vs. small ball
Muddy Harris II 2015 1955-59 NO GRADE same as Harris but better designed to hangle the later part of the 1950's
Nap Clarke ???? 1900-19 NO GRADE designed more for pre-1910, adjusts pitching strategies based on the type of staff he is handling
Narcisse Bergeron I 2017 1970 on YES SAVES more conservative with bullpen usage than other MM's, aggressive small ball tactics vs. high grade pitchers, aggressive with platoon advantages 
Narcisse Bergeron II 2017 1970 on YES GRADE same as Bergeron I except chooses closer by grade
Nat Ferguson 2010 pre 1900 NO N/A extremely conservative with player usage, seldom substitution for players, will usually allow the starter to pitch a complete game even if hit extremely hard
Ned Chance 2011 1900-10 NO GRADE manufactures runs aggresively using bunting, stealing and, to a lesser extent, hit and run and staying with starting pitchers, very conservative subbing
Ned Jennings ???? 1900-19 NO GRADE will often league pitchers in despite having passes their max readiness rating (RR), makes adjustments for mnissing stats of the era, 
Ned Jennings II
updated version of Jennings…not sure of what changes were made
Nixey O'Brien 2006 1900-19 NO GRADE aggressive SB and bunts, more conservative with H&R than other MM's of the same era, no blow out sub startegy, slightly quicker hook w/teams 1912 and later
Pugs Maloney I 2019 1920-24 NO GRADE best to not bench starting pitchers, will save one SP, stronly favors platoon advantages, conservative sub strategies
Pugs Maloney II 2019 1925-29 NO GRADE same as Maloney I except better geared for the later 1920's
Red Martin 2015 1970's NO GRADE Aggressive early with the running game, use the H&R extensively, later in games will play for big inning, will use long closers as per the 70's
Sal Adams I
Aggressive use of starting pitchers out of the bullpen but will save a starter for the next game, conservative blow out subbing, limited small ball tactics
Sal Adams II
same as Adams I but mote geared for the later 1940's
Spark McEvoy
Best for teams with deep bullpens that can aggressively relieve starters OR a team with high inning starters that can go deeper into games.
Sparks Cinqueman 2021 modern NO SAVES best for teams with: deep bullpens that can aggressively relieve starters OR a team with high inning starters that can go deeper into games. Similar strategies as the Buck Miller mamagers.
Terry Black 2014 modern YES SAVES heavy usage of platoon advantages, quick hook for starters, and more of a big inning approach offensively, aggressive use of relievers 
Tony Soprano 2014 modern NO GRADE Starters pulled with workable batters of under 7, need deep pen, limited bunting except late, aggressive with H&R, Likes to go to bench in lopsided type games
Whitey Thompson 2014 modern NO SAVES same as MM Ford Connor except he doesn't set a rotation and sorts closers by saves