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Managers did take on the role of third base coach (or rather, did what is now the job of third base coach) early in MLB history, though by 1952 it would have been more rare. See this wikipedia entry for example: By the 1920s, most Major League teams had two full-time coaches, although the manager often doubled as third-base coach and specialists such as ...


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I will dissent in part and agree in part with Philip's answer here. It's possible the owners would be able to start the season without employing any players represented by MLBPA (which is in effect what you're asking). However, I think this would be exceedingly difficult. There is a difference between a strike and a lockout, and in the latter case (when ...


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The first thing to note here is that there is no absolute need for an agreement to be reached - MLB has the ability to impose a schedule on the players without an agreement. Of course, if the agreement is too objectionable to the players, they would have the option of going on strike. In the hypothetical situation of a players' strike, the team owners could ...


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