ROSY RYANGame 178 | October 29, 1969 | Rosy Ryan, Bill Rigney
When Billy Martin was abruptly fired after the 1969 season, the region was covered with stickers urging the Twins to "Bring Billy Back." They did bring back a Bill in the form of one-time Millers manager Rigney. The team won the American League Western Division under Rigney in 1970. Midway through the 1972 season he was fired in favor of Frank Quilici. Ryan, a former major league pitcher, was the longtime general manager of the Minneapolis Millers.
Game 196 | August 9, 1971 | Charlie Fox, Rosy Ryan
In his second year as manager of the San Francisco Giants, Fox led his team to a 90-72 record and the Western Division Championship in the National League, earning him Manager of the Year honors. His major league playing career consisted of only three games, but he managed five years with the Giants and part of two other seasons with the Montreal Expos and Chicago Cubs. He was succeeded as Giants manager by former Giants' catcher; Wes Westrum, a native Minnesotan.
Baseball Almanac - Rosy Ryan
(Note: Rosy Ryan was a minor league manager of the Minneapolis Millers.)
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