Fedotin: Why baseball managers wear uniforms

From Jeff Fedotin at The PostGame on July 29, 2015, with mention of SABR member John Thorn:

While seated in the visitors dugout and holding court with the media, the Orioles uniform-adorned manager Buck Showalter is asked if he liked wearing those duds.

“No,” the Orioles manager replies wryly. “Have you seen me in a uniform?”

Despite his self-deprecating humor, the 59-year-old skipper presents a more graceful look than other older or more rotund managers. Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda still sported a uniform at 68, and so did 69-year-old Phillies manager Charlie Manuel.

“You have Jack McKeon at age 80 dressed up like a jockey,” says John Thorn, Major League Baseball’s official historian.

Read the full article here: http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/style-points/201507/why-baseball-managers-wear-uniforms-lasorda-showalter-mlb

Originally published: July 29, 2015. Last Updated: July 29, 2015.