A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 01, 2011
“I’m not the manager because I’m always right, but I’m always right because I’m the manager”

California Angels manager Gene Mauch (1925-2005) said in 1985, “I’m not the manager because I’m always right, but I’m always right because I’m the manager.” The quotation has been frequently reprinted and is instructed at players/employees who question the judgment of their boss.


Wikipedia: Gene Mauch
Gene William Mauch (November 18, 1925 – August 8, 2005) was an American professional baseball player and manager. He played in Major League Baseball as a second baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1944, 1948), Pittsburgh Pirates (1947), Chicago Cubs (1948–49), Boston Braves (1950–51), St. Louis Cardinals (1952) and the Boston Red Sox (1956–57).

Mauch was best known for managing four teams from 1960 to 1987. He is by far the winningest manager to have never won a league pennant (breaking the record formerly held by Jimmy Dykes), three times coming within a single victory. He managed the Philadelphia Phillies (1960-68), Montreal Expos (1969–75, Mauch was their inaugural manager), Minnesota Twins (1976–80), and California Angels (1981–82, 1985–87). His 1,902 career victories ranked 8th in major league history when he retired, and his 3,942 total games ranked 4th. He gained a reputation for playing a distinctive “small ball” style, which emphasized defense, speed and base-to-base tactics on offense rather than power hitting.

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15 May 1985, The Dispatch (Lexington, NC), “Thoughts,” pg. 12, col. 5:
“I’m not the manager because I’m always right, but I’m always right because I’m the manager.”—Gene Mauch, baseball manager.

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January 1991, Baseball Digest, “Humor Helps Lighten a Manager’s Burden” by Wayne Stewart, pg. 64, col. 2:
Long-time skipper Gene Mauch came up with two classic lines: (1) “I’m not the manager because I’m always right, but I’m always right because I’m the manager. And (2) “The worst thing about managing is the day you realize you want to win more than your players do.”

Google Books
Baseball’s Greatest Quotations:
An Illustrated Treasury of Baseball Quotations and Historical Lore

By Paul Dickson
New York, NY: HarperCollins
2008
Pg. 355 (Gene Mauch):
“I’m not the manager because I’m always right, but I’m always right because I’m the manager.” — As Expos manager; widely attributed

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