On January 27, 1944, the Boston Braves fire manager Casey Stengel, who becomes the victim of an ownership change when Lou Perini, Guido Rugo, and Joseph Maney take control of the team. known as the ‘Three Steam Shovels’ due to their ties to the construction industry, gain control of the Boston Braves. The new ownership will immediately relieve Casey Stengel of his duties as manager of the second-division place club, who finished in sixth place with a record of 67-85.
In five years, after Stengel will have achieved success at the helm of the Oakland Oaks of the Pacific Coast League, the New York Yankees will hire him as their manager. The “Old Professor” will guide the Yankees to five straight championships from 1949 to 1953.