After a 12-game losing streak that dropped the Los Angeles Angels from one of the hottest teams in baseball to the coldest, team management fired field manager Joe Maddon on Tuesday.
The Angels posted a terse message on the team website: “The Angels have relieved Joe Madden of his duties as Angels Manager today. Phil Nevin has been named interim manager.”
Maddon was in his third season as head man for the Angels. Combined with a few brief stints as temporary manager for the Halos in the 1990s, Maddon had a 147-172 record with the Orange County team.
He had more success with managing the Tampa Bay Rays, when he posted a 754-705 mark, winning the American League pennant in 2008 and a 471-339 record with the Chicago Cubs, winning the 2016 World Series.
Maddon, now 68, won manager of the year honors in the American League in 2008 and 2011, and the National League honor in 2015.
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