And technical knowledge of the game isn't any guarantee of success. Reggie Jackson once said of Gene Mauch, who before he retired from the California Angels this spring managed for 26 big league seasons without ever making it to a World Series, "No one ever lived who knows more about the game, but would you want the dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government as president?" In the end, managing a baseball team is no different from managing a business or a government. It requires knowledge, diplomacy, toughness, decisiveness and sensitivity. "We ought to have all our prospective managers start by reading the business book One Minute Manager," says Pittsburgh general manager Syd Thrift. "When you get done with it, you realize why the Herzogs and Andersons are so successful."