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Why do baseball managers wear player’s uniforms?
From ThePostGame.com During the origins of the game, the business manager — who made travel arrangements, handled the books and ensured players received appropriate compensation — was called the “manager.” He wore street clothes.The “captain,” who typically was a uniformed player, determined the batting order, made player substitutions and pitching changes, etc. He was basically what would be later known as a player/manager.
Around 1900, according to Thorn, the term “manager” stopped referring to the business manager and began referring to the person making strategic moves, player substitutions, etc.
The original “manager” would evolve into the modern-day general manager, and the player/manager would eventually fall out of vogue.
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