Manager in 1962, 64-65 Indians, Athletics
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|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» July 24, 1949:
Four members of the Duluth club in the Northern League are killed, and 14 are injured, 7 critically, in a bus-truck crash near St. Paul. All told, five are dead including manager George Treadwell, three
players, and the driver of the truck. The injured include Mel McGaha, future ML manager, and Elmer Schoendienst, brother of the Cardinal infielder, Red Schoendienst. The tragedy recalls the bus crash three years ago in Spokane which took the lives of nine players.|
» April 11, 1962: Carroll Hardy breaks up a scoreless duel with a 12th inning grand slam for a 4–0 Boston victory over Cleveland. This is first loss for Tribe's manager Mel McGaha who started with a win yesterday.
» September 30, 1962:
With manager Mel McGaha fired for next season, Indians pitching coach Mel Harder guides the Tribe to a sweep of a twinbill of the Angels, winning 4–3 and 6–1. Harder, 1–0 last year, completes his managerial career at 3–0. Mel McGaha, a guard with the 1948-49 NY Knickerbockers of the BAA, didn't play major league baseball, but will come back to manage the A's in 1964-65.
» June 11, 1964:
Charlie Finley fires Ed Lopat (17-35) as manager of the A's, replacing him with Mel McGaha, former manager of the Cleveland Indians.
» May 15, 1965: Haywood Sullivan replaces Mel McGaha as skipper of the A's.