The Indians have fired 43-year old manager Manny Acta. Acta led the Tribe to a pathetic 65-91 (41.7%) record this year. The Indians were only 214-266 (44.6%) under Acta in his three years in charge. He now has a 372-518 record (41.8%) in his first six years as a major league manager (three with Washington and three with Cleveland). The Indians have replaced Acta with 46-year old Sandy Alomar Jr. Alomar was a coach for the Indians for four years before this promotion. He was the bench coach this year. Alomar has deep ties to the Indians as he was a catcher for them for 11 years. He played in 985 games for the Indians in which he was 944 of 3,409 (.277 avg, .734 OPS) with 416 runs scored, 92 homers, 453 RBIs and 24 stolen bases. Alomar burst onto the scene with the Tribe back in 1990, when he played in 132 games in which he was 129 of 445 (.290 avg, .744 OPS) with 60 runs scored, 9 homers, 66 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. Alomar was the A.L. Rookie of the Year for the Indians in 1990. This is a well deserved promotion, as Alomar can’t help but be a big improvement over Manny Acta.
UPDATE: (10/8/2012) – Sandy Alomar went 3-3 as the Indians’ manager. He has been replaced by 53-year old Terry Francona.