On This Date 6/6/1990

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Amid the team’s worst season in nearly 80 years, the New York Yankees fire manager Bucky Dent, replacing him with longtime minor league manager, Stump Merrill. It is the third straight season that the Yankees changed managers in the middle of the season. The Yankees were sitting in last place at 18-31, the time of the change. George Steinbrenner is criticized as the move was made in Boston, and seen as a way to embarrass Bucky Dent.

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