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Larry Dierker

Larry Dierker

Former Houston Astros manager Larry Dierker. The author suggested the Rickey shift to him; Dierker said he liked the idea but worried about the repercussions if it failed. He later used his own shift, moving second baseman Craig Biggio to left center field whenever Mark McGwire came to bat. (COURTESY OF THE HOUSTON ASTROS)

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