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BALL PARK FIGURES
Henry Hecht
August 27, 1984
Player-managers once abounded in the majors, but Cincinnati's Pete Rose is only the fifth in the last 25 years. Below, his most recent predecessors with their managerial records and individual batting averages:
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August 27, 1984

Ball Park Figures

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Player-managers once abounded in the majors, but Cincinnati's Pete Rose is only the fifth in the last 25 years. Below, his most recent predecessors with their managerial records and individual batting averages:

Hank Bauer, OF, A's (1961)
Team: 35-67 (.343); BA: .300

Frank Robinson, DH, Indians ('75-76)
Team: 160-158 (.503); BA: .232

Joe Torre, PH, Mets (1977)
Team: 12-6 (.667); BA: .000

Don Kessinger, SS, White Sox (1979)
Team: 46-60 (.434); BA: .200

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