Harry Dalton is a director of what he calls the "Original American Drama," writes Mark Metzler in his cover profile of the Milwaukee Brewers' executive vice president and general manager. After starting the season with a record-tying 13-game win streak, Milwaukee notched a 12-game losing streak. "You're in a job where you realize that the general perception of your competence is going to be based not on what people really know about it, but on how they see your team on the field," observes a philosophical Dalton. "And you understand at times they probably think you're brighter than you are and at other times they probably think you are dumber than you are, and the truth is somewhere in between." The Brewers go on to finish third in the American League's Eastern Division in 1987, with a 91-71 record. Dalton is succeeded as general manager by Sal Bando in 1991, but continues as a consultant to the Brewers until his 1994 retirement. He dies in 2005, at 77.