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.

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