The Men Behind the Scenes: Owners and Managers

Carolina League Managers
•  Some were textile owners, lawyers and others who made their money in  
    furniture, but all were men of influence in their community. They were united in
    their love for baseball as long as it was profitable.
• Combining their business skills with their desire for a winning team, the owners
   managed to attract some of the most interesting and talented men in baseball  
   to come south and become an “outlaw.”
•  The owners wisely hired managers with long experience in baseball. Some of the 
    managers played along with men they hired.