MIAMI (AP) — Twelve years ago, when the Marlins were 16-22, owner Jeffrey Loria fired his manager and the team went on to win the World Series.
Now Miami is hoping for a repeat.
With that same 16-22 record, Loria fired manager Mike Redmond on Sunday after the Marlins were nearly no-hit in a 6-0 loss to Atlanta that completed a three-game sweep.
As the outs mounted, Loria left his seat near home plate in the fourth inning. After the game, he left it to president of baseball operations Michael Hill to explain the managerial change.
“We haven’t played to our capabilities,” Hill said. “We’re hopeful that a new voice will spark and motivate our guys.”
Redmond’s replacement will be announced Monday, the Marlins said. Bench coach Rob Leary also was fired.
In May 2003, Loria fired Jeff Torborg after 38 games. Replacement Jack McKeon led a turnaround that resulted in an improbable run to the World Series title.