On July 16, 1948, a trio of major league teams makes managerial changes. The New York Giants fire Mel Ott and replace him with Leo Durocher, who had been serving as the Brooklyn Dodgers’ manager. The Dodgers replace Durocher with Burt Shotton. In the third move, the Philadelphia Phillies fire Ben Chapman, tabbing Eddie Sawyer as his successor.
Buck Martinez, a former Toronto Blue Jays catcher (1981-1986) and the team’s present TV color analyst, is hired as the Blue Jays’ manager
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