On June 16 1940 — 1940 – A disgruntled group of Cleveland Indians players petition owner Alva Bradley to fire team manager Oscar Vitt. Bradley turns down the players’ request, but eventually watches the team lose its hold on first place during the final weeks of the regular season. The Indians players will be derided as “cry-babies” for their initiative.

 


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