Armour and Levitt have given the reader an inside look into the different cultures and challenges facing professional sports executives. Their management styles might differ, but the objective never changes: ‘Be a consistent winner.’”— Pat Gillick
“A rare combination of a must-have reference book and engaging storytelling by distinguished baseball historians Armour and Levitt.”—Vince Gennaro, president of the Society for American Baseball Research and author of Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball
“This is an interesting, well-written, and well-researched examination of a behind-the-scenes look at how certain winning clubs have been constructed by notable baseball executives and the philosophies employed.”— Tal Smith, longtime baseball executive
“A great source of well-researched front office stories. . . . Armour and Levitt give an insider’s look at the teams’ efforts to innovate in this highly competitive industry.”— Sig Mejdal, director of Decision Sciences for the Houston Astros
“If Moneyball is the tale of how a modern front office works, In Pursuit of Pennants is the prequel that ably sets the stage.”— Jonah Keri, author of the bestselling The Extra 2% and Up, Up, and Away
"Paths to Glory, by Mark Armour and Dan Levitt ... is one of my all-time favorites, a well-written breakdown of how some of the best teams ever were built. So you can imagine my excitement when I learned that Mark and Dan are working on a new project, In Pursuit of Pennants, coming out this spring. The book is a history of baseball operations, and I'm almost as excited for it as I am for the season itself."--The Joe Sheehan Newsletter.