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Mayo Smith from the Chronology
Oct 2, 1970 - Billy Martin is announced as the new Tiger manager replacing Mayo Smith who was fired a day earlier. The A's Charlie Finley fires manager John McNamara and replaces him with Dick Williams.
Oct 2, 1968 - or the first time in history two soon-to-be-named MVPs oppose each other. St. Louis Bob Gibson is nearly untouchable with a WS-record 17 strikeouts and a 4-0 win over Denny McLain. Detroit manager Mayo Smith moves Gold Glove CF Mickey Stanley to SS improving his offense by opening a spot for Al Kaline.