On September 2, 1973 — On the last day of his three-day suspension for ordering pitchers to throw spitballs, Billy Martin is fired as the Tigers’ skipper, after serving three stormy seasons in the Detroit dugout. Jim Campbell, the team’s general manager, announces the dismissal was made “for the good of the organization” with the recent incident being a contributing factor, but not the sole reason for releasing his manager.

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