BROCK AND SALK

Leadership

Jun 22, 2010, 10:24 AM | Updated: Apr 4, 2011, 7:52 pm

by Mike Salk

When the Mariners decided to call a players only team meeting last week, it got me thinking about the importance of leadership. It may be the hardest trait to quantify. There is definitely no stat for it. It’s a label that gets applied typically to veterans, disproportionally to Caucasians, and usually to guys that hustle and speak well to the media. But that doesn’t mean we label the right guys.

So… who are baseball’s leaders? What do they do to help a team? And, why is leadership so different in baseball?

To start with, it seems to come in three forms.

To read the rest of Mike’s story, go to USS Mariner.

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