Dugout Wisdom: The Ten Principles of Championship Teams

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9781585187683: Dugout Wisdom: The Ten Principles of Championship Teams

In this entertaining and informative work, former Chicago Cub and noted author, speaker, and coach Jim Murphy shares invaluable insight and wisdom from interviews with 39 of the top managers in baseball. Legendary coaches Sparky Anderson, Gene Mauch, Jim Leyland, Dusty Baker, Tom Kelly, Art Howe, Chuck Cotter, Tom House, Terry Francona, Phil Garner, Ron Polk, and many others offer their insight on how to build individual champions, coach the details, practice under pressure, and much, much more. This new classic is ideal for coaches and athletes at all levels of play.

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About the Author:

Jim Murphy, MHK, CSCS*D, CPT*D, is an author, speaker, coach, and owner/operator of Murphy Fitness, a Vancouver, British Columbia, based company. An NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist, he has been involved in pro baseball for seven years, playing the Chicago Cubs organization, before moving on to scouting and coaching. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Washington and his graduate degree in human kinetics at the University of British Columbia. At UBC, he started the Thuderbirds’ baseball team for the University, which is now a member of the NAIA. He also became the NSCA baseball division chairman and is the past NSCA director for British Columbia. At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, as the hitting and conditioning coach, Jim helped lead South Africa to a stunning upset victory over the Netherlands, knocking them out of any chance for a medal.

Jim also works for Major League Baseball International, putting on clinics around the world to promote the game of baseball.


"Developing Chemistry, handling adversity, excelling in pressure situations...Dugout Wisdom handles it all..." -- Rod Delmonico, Head Baseball Coach, University of Tennessee

"If you manage people, this book is for you. Its value extends way beyond athletics." -- Andy Lopez, Head Baseball Coach, University of Arizona

"Jim Murphy has penned one of the most important books ever to hit the shelves on baseball called Dugout Wisdom." -- Editor, Collegiate Baseball

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