On May 15, 1989 — The Toronto Blue Jays fire manager Jimy Williams and replace him with hitting coach Cito Gaston. Williams led the club to a 12-24 start and had several publicized run-ins with star slugger George Bell, who refused to be the designated hitter.
The team will respond by going 77-49 and winning the division title. Gaston will lead the team to 5 division titles and 2 World Championships.
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