Cleveland Indians manager Lee Fohl, who played just five big league games, was against star players becoming managers:
“Most star players recently appointed manager have no knowledge of how to handle men, in fact, are poorly equipped for their task. Many a minor league manager who has toiled for years unnoticed in bush circuits could show them cards and spades and beat them at their own game.
“There is a natural aptitude for managing just as there is for playing. If I were an owner I would sooner entrust my club to the care of a man who has had experience in handling men, whether in the minors or otherwise, than to any high-priced otherwise inexperienced star player on the circuit.”
Fohl managed the Indians, St. Louis Browns, and Boston Red Sox for 11 seasons; his teams were 713-792.