A Career Guide From Little League To Retirement: Age And Success In Baseball

  • J.C. Bradbury


On July 2, 2006, Washington Nationals manager Frank Robinson grinned as he stood beside Carlos Lugo at a press conference to announce the signing of a 16-year-old shortstop prospect. Team president Stan Kasten could not hide his enthusiasm for his young acquisition, “This is an important signing. We can now compete for the best talent in Latin America. We will have a presence there.” General Manager Jim Bowden could already see success in young Lugo’s future, “He’s a definite starter in the big leagues. He’s an incredible shortstop.” Nationals officials described him as possibly being capable of fielding like Ozzie Smith and hitting like Miguel Tejada.20


Aging Function Baseball Player Aging Curve Good Player Batting Average 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kennesaw State UniversityKennesawUSA

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