Mike Port, who was unable to assemble a pennant winner in six seasons as general manager of the California Angels, was fired yesterday. Port, who had worked for the Angels since 1977, was replaced by assistant GM Dan O'Brien. Since the end of last season, O'Brien has taken over increased responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the team.
Despite lavish spending on free agents, the Angels finished with a sub-.500 record three times during Port's tenure. Last season, they finished fourth in the American League West with an 80-82 record.
* GIANTS: Kevin Mitchell changed his mind and decided to continue his appeal of a two-game suspension for charging San Diego pitcher Bruce Hurst during a game.