|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» March 6, 1980: Brewers manager George Bamberger suffers a heart attack at the club's Sun City, AZ, training camp. Coach Buck Rodgers is named interim manager for Bamberger, who will undergo quintuple coronary bypass surgery on March 26th and will not return to the dugout until June 6th.
» June 6, 1980: On "Welcome back, Bambi" Night in Milwaukee, the Brewers give their manager George Bamberger an 8–4 win over the Tigers. Bamberger suffered a heart attack in spring training and coach Buck Rodgers managed the team for the first 46 games. Bambi will retire on September 7th and Rodgers will again take over. Milwaukee is in 2nd place, three 1/2 games in back of New York.
» September 5, 1980: Insisting his decision is not health-related, George Bamberger announces that he will step down as the Brewers manager following tomorrow's game against Texas. He will be replaced by Buck Rodgers.
» September 30, 1984: The 7th-place Brewers end their season with a 4–0 win over the Blue Jays, and manager Rene Lachemann bows out. Lachemann had been fired earlier in the week but stayed on till the finish. George Bamberger will return as manager of the Brewers.
» September 25, 1986: In George Bamberger's last game as manager of the Brewers, Teddy Higuera beats Baltimore 9–3 to become the major leagues' 3rd 20-game winner this season. Tom Trebelhorn replaces Bamberger, who is retiring voluntarily.