Wednesday, October 15, 2008
#76T Russ Nixon
IMPACT FACTOR 2/10: Nixon managed the Braves during 3 last-place finishes from 1988 to 1990. He isn't remembered as a great manager. However, as we know, those Braves teams had terrible players (for the most part) and Bobby Cox was biding time as GM, building the club in the background. Cox stepped in as manager late in 1990, and we all know what happened in 1991.