On June 30, 1977, Larry Doby becomes the second African-American manager in major league history when the Chicago White Sox name him as replacement for the fired Bob Lemon. Under Doby’s guidance, the White Sox will struggle to a record of 37-50 for the duration of the season.
Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers becomes the first major league pitcher to reach the 5,000 strikeout mark
August 22, 1989
10/3/1966 Tigers GM James Campbell announces former Reds and Phillies skipper Mayo Smith will replace the late Chuck Dressen, the team’s manager who died in August following a heart attack. Bob Swift, a Detroit coach who had been named to fill the position on an interim basis, was unable to complete season, after being diagnosed with lung cancer.
October 3, 1966
September 8, 1985