Baseball's manager-firing frenzy continued yesterday, when the Seattle Mariners dismissed Jim Lefebvre, the man who just guided them to their first winning season.
Lefebvre, 49, became the fourth manager to be fired in four days and the 12th since the season began. The New York Yankees fired Stump Merrill on Monday, Joe Morgan was fired by the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday and Tom Trebelhorn was let go by the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday.
There was speculation Lefebvre could be in line to manage the Chicago White Sox after Jeff Torborg's resignation yesterday.
Bucky Dent, who managed the Yankees during 1989 and 1990, is considered a leading candidate to succeed Lefebvre. Dent, 39, was the third-base coach of the St. Louis Cardinals this season.