If I've learned anything this baseball season, it's the importance of a manager. That's mostly because I'm a Boston Red Sox fan.
It's true, though. At times it's easy to ignore the manager, especially if he's surrounded with enough star power. But it takes work to manager those stars, handle the egos and build chemistry.
Managing in baseball isn't just about commanding talent. It's about managing your dugout, making the right calls and getting the best out of your players—even when your players aren't the best.
Sometimes it even means experimenting with the game, which often means going against the grain to get the best out of your team.
Here's a list of some of the top managers in baseball history at commanding the dugout in all that it encompasses.