» July 6, 1961:
Solly Hemus (33-41) is fired as manager of the Cardinals and replaced by coach Johnny Keane.
» September 23, 1964:
The Mets surprise the Cards and Roger Craig, 2–1, scoring the winner on an error. The Cards only run is Bill White's homer off Galen Cisco. Cards manager Johnny Keane is quoted as saying he has no idea whether he will be asked to return as Cards manager next year.
» October 17, 1964: A World Series loss is enough reason for the Yankees to fire manager Yogi Berra (99-63). Johnny Keane (93-69) stuns a St. Louis press conference by resigning as manager of the Cardinals.
» October 20, 1964: Johnny Keane pulls another shocker by signing to manage the Yankees.
» May 7, 1966: With the Yankees winning only four of the first 20 games, GM Ralph Houk fires Johnny Keane and installs himself as Yankees manager. New York will win 13 of the next 17 under Houk.
» January 6, 1967: Former Yankees manager Johnny Keane, 55, dies of a heart attack at Houston. It is the 3rd death of a 1966 manager.