1955 – The Pittsburgh Pirates name Bobby Bragan as their new field manager, replacing Fred Haney.
Pirates owner Kevin McClatchy fires Cam Bonifay. Seven losing seasons and several ill-fated free-agent signings do in the long-time general manager. New GM Dave Littlefield will start July 13th and wholesale housecleaning will start soon thereafter
June 11, 2001
September 16 – The Chicago White Stockings win their 2nd straight pennant with a 4–0 win over the Boston Red Caps.
September 16, 1881
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.
September 2, 1973