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Bell Curve


You played little league. Fast forward 30 years and now you have a 5-year-old son who needs something to do in the summer. Your wife talks you into coaching a team sponsored by Abbot's Ice Cream Parlor and Pool Supplies Store.


You played high school baseball and were pretty good. In college you played for a club team that spent most of its time planning parties rather than playing baseball. You got a degree to teach Social Studies at a local high school. You coach the Modified Baseball team.


After a successful college baseball career, you stay an extra year to finish a degree in Physical Education. During that year, you intern with your former college coach. He thinks you have a knack for teaching the game, so he keeps you on as an assistant. In order to make you a full-time employee of the college, the Athletic Director hires you as the Intramurals Director and Assistant Baseball Coach. You split your day between working out with the team and planning fraternity flag football games.


After a 12-year career as a major league catcher, you decide to retire because your body can no longer take the beating. Your experience as a catcher makes you a prime coaching candidate because you are great at keeping the pitcher relaxed, you are in on every play, you know how to interact with umpires, and you are tough as nails from getting run over 700 times. After three seasons as an assistant coach, the team owner names you manager.


You are Joe Torre.