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August 06, 2007
Which big league coach should be a manager?
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August 06, 2007

Si Players Mlb Poll

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Which big league coach should be a manager?

Joey Cora, White Sox (bench) 5%

Don Mattingly, Yankees (bench) 4% �

Tony Pe�a, Yankees (first base) 4%

Kirk Gibson, Diamondbacks (bench)...3%

Larry Bowa, Yankees (third base)........3%

Players could not vote for a coach on their own team.... Yankees manager Joe Torre's contract ends after this season.... The Rangers' Rudy Jaramillo (seventh, 2.6%) was the only hitting coach to draw more than 1% of the vote.... The Orioles' Leo Mazzone (11th, 2.3%) finished highest among the four pitching coaches who received multiple votes.... Seven of the top 10 vote-getters are bench coaches.

[Based on a survey of 464 MLB players]
For an expanded version of the poll, go to