As the 2012 postseason starts, the focus will be on the players and who will take home the World Series title. But for the managers, a ring not only is a crowning achievement for a season, but it could be a building block for a Hall of Fame career.
Managers in Cooperstown tend to have at least one, if not multiple world championships on their resume.
Looking at the 10 managers in this year's playoff, how would a 2012 World Series title improve their Hall of Fame chances?
For some it would be a terrific first highlight. For a few it would supplement an already impressive resume. For four it would probably put them over the top and into the Hall.
And one is already Cooperstown bound no matter what.
Let's look at the skippers and imagine what the 2012 championship would mean to their reputation.