With a few keystrokes you can find the best or worst to ever play the game or manage a MLB team. But you won't find the Top 10 Worst MLB Players Who Became Great Managers anywhere else on the Internet.
Every fan has an opinion and there are all time worst and all time best lists offered by authors literally everywhere on the Internet. As fans we celebrate the successes of players, managers and teams we devotedly follow while at the same time reveling in the failures of the players, managers, and teams we dislike.
After consulting a number of lists of the worst players to every play big league baseball I realized that a number of them had gone on to have great careers as managers, and in a case or two as a team executive.
Through exhaustive, well maybe not exhaustive but tiring, research I was able to evaluate the lists of worst players and best managers cross-referencing the two to come to a decision.
My evaluation of players was based on the following analysis. 1) low batting average for hitters and low win total for pitchers, 2) low on base percentage for hitters and high ERA for pitchers, and lastly 3) being known as a colossal moron, drunk, drug addict, or dirty player.
Once I established the worst players who would go on to become managers it was time to evaluate them on that side of the equation. 1) total number of wins as a big league manager, 2) played at least one season in the major leagues and 3) having won at least one World Series.
The list as you can well imagine is distinguished for its failing as much as it's successes.