This Day In History: 2000-07-13

July 18, 1988: The Red Sox fire manager John McNamara and name Joe Morgan of Walpole, MA, as their “interim” manager; the Red Sox win their first 12 games with Morgan at the helm, 19 of his first 20 games, 24-straight at Fenway Park, and Morgan Magic” is born while Morgan goes on to manage the Red Sox successfully for 3.5 years.

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