On October 20, 1964 Johnny Keane, three days after resigning as manager of the World Champion St Louis Cardinals, replaces Yogi Berra as the New York Yankees’ field boss. The new skipper of the Bronx Bombers will not fare well next year, leading the aging team to their first losing season since 1925. Keane resigned because he felt he was going to be replaced by team owner Gussie Busch with Leo Durocher.

He will be replaced 20 games into the 1966 season after starting 4 – 16.


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