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After almost 6,000 games, first firing in Mike Scioscia managerial tree
After almost 6,000 games, first firing in Mike Scioscia managerial tree

One of baseball's most impressive streaks came to an end Sunday night. Mike Scioscia and his disciples had managed almost 6,000 games in the major leagues before any of them got fired. Scioscia never had managed in the major leagues when the Angels hired him before the 2000 season. The Angels had not appeared in the playoffs since 1986, and no manager had lasted more than three consecutive seasons since Bill Rigney, the expansion manager. So when Scioscia assembled his coaching staff, history suggested that it would be far more likely that he would be fired without winning anything than that he would plant a managerial tree. In his third season, in 2002, the upstart Angels won the...

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