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This Day in Braves History: Boston fires Casey Stengel

Casey Stengel Posing with Team Player and Boston Braves Friend

Braves Franchise History

1944 - The Boston Braves fire manager Casey Stengel as new owners Lou Perini, Guido Lugo and Joseph Maney take over the team.

1966 - Wisconsin State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W. Roller rules that the Braves must remain in Milwaukee or the National League must promise Wisconsin an expansion team for the 1966 season.

MLB History

1927 - Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis clears Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker of any game-fixing charges after accuser Dutch Leonard refused to appear at the hearings. Both players are made free agents with Cobb signing with Philadelphia and Speaker signing on in Washington.

1937 - Cincinnati, Ohio is hit with a flood that inundates Crosley Field covering home plate with as much as 21 feet of water. The lower grandstands are completely covered.

1956 - The New York giants football team switches home games to Yankee Stadium leading to speculation that the Giants baseball team will soon vacate the Polo Grounds.

1963 - John Clarkson, Elmer Flick, Sam Rice and Eppa Rixey are elected to the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA.

1982 - The Chicago Cubs acquire infielders Ryne Sandberg and Larry Bowa from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for shortstop Ivan DeJesus.

1993 - The Royals sign free agent outfielder Hubie Brooks and pitcher Frank DiPino

1997 - The Boston Red Sox trade Jose Canseco back to Oakland in exchange for pitcher John Wasdin and cash.

2005 - Lance Berkman avoids arbitration agreeing to a one-year, $10.5 million deal with the Astros.

2021 - The Blue Jays acquire pitcher Steven Matz from the Mets in exchange for pitchers Sean Reid-Foley, Yennsy Diaz and Josh Winckowski.


Information for this article was found via Baseball Reference, NationalPastime.com and Today in Baseball History.

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