» September 19, 1969: Hank Bauer is fired as manager of the Athletics. John McNamara takes over.
» October 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.
» May 28, 1977: Alvin Dark replaces John McNamara as the Padres manager.
» July 21, 1982: Mired in last place in the NL West, 24 games below .500, the Reds fire manager John McNamara and replace him with 3B coach Russ Nixon.
» October 22, 1982: Despite having led his club to the American League West title, hard-luck Gene Mauch resigns as manager of the Angels. He will be replaced on November 2nd by John McNamara, who was fired in July as manager of the Reds.
» October 9, 1984:
Despite being offered another one-year contract, Angels manager John McNamara resigns. He will be named manager of the Red Sox on the 18th.
» July 13, 1988: The Red Sox fire manager John McNamara and replace him with 3B coach Joe Morgan. Boston was 43-42 under McNamara.
» November 3, 1989: Lou Piniella is named manager of the Reds, replacing the banned Pete Rose, and John McNamara will manage the Indians.
» July 6, 1991:
Manager John McNamara is fired by the Indians and replaced by 1B coach Mike Hargrove.
» August 6, 1996:
Marcel Lachemann of the stumbling Angels quits as manager. John McNamara will take over for the rest of the season.