Today In Sporting History

Posted: October 27, 2007 in Today in history

In 1968, 19th Olympic games close at Mexico City, Mexico
In 1985, Billy Martin is fired by Yankees for 4th time. He was a flawed genius, Martin was well known for drinking to excess and for rowdy behavior when drinking. As a manager, Martin was known for his ability to win, and for arguing animatedly with umpires. He is best known as the manager of the New York Yankees a Position he held five times, 1975, 1980, 1983 and 1988.

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