Chosen from a polling of 76 sports writers, here are the great, really great managers of baseball. Extending as far back as Cap Anson on down to the Dodger's Alston, the characteristics, methods, and spirit of these men are delineated. Edwin Pope, a veteran sports writer, boldly shows their differences, but stresses the link that binds them all--the will to win, no matter -- within reason -- what the price. Old and new friends of baseball will welcome this review of champions, who within the text, come alive. Each section concludes with the individual manager's yearly record, plus the World Series.