In Part 2, I analyzed information gathered from every Major League Baseball manager that started his managerial career from 1900 to 2012 who have also managed at least 100 games. Those results showed no major trends. In Part 3, I analyzed information gathered from every Major League Baseball manager from 1900 through 2012 and have managed over 500, 1000, 1500 and 2000 games in their careers. As a result of the analysis of Part 3, I determined that infielders have made the best managers. Infielders have been hired more than any other position, and the best winning percentage when compared to other positions. Infielders have also had the most success in the postseason.
Part 4 – Decade Breakdown of the Managers
The data analyzed was for all managers from 1900 through 2012. Is the data affected by time? That is what Part 4 is about. I have broken down all of the data by decade, from 1900-1910 through today (after the first decade, all decades will begin with a “0” and end with a “9”. The goal of Part 4 is see if time has an effect upon what positions are hired and what are the results by decade. Basically, I want to see if I can find anything that is interesting and useful to this study.