The Boston Red Sox had a little team turnover after they won the 1918 World Series, four games to two. Among the players they unloaded was George Herman Ruth, who ended up on the Yankee roster in 1920. The Red Sox didn’t win another pennant until 1946. The Yankees were in the Series six times in eight years with Ruth on their side.

Don’t tell a Red Sox fan turnover doesn’t matter. And don’t tell the folks at PayScale Human Capital that, either. They just put out a tome dispelling myths about turnover. And they make a compelling case that the impact of turnover is much trickier to measure than one might think.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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