Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon was fired Tuesday afternoon following the team’s worst losing run in club history. Interim manager Phil Nevin will take Joe Maddon’s place for the balance of the 2022 season, according to the team’s announcement.
The termination of manager Maddon came only hours after the Los Angeles Angels suffered their 12th consecutive loss, a 1-0 home setback to the Boston Red Sox. Since a 21-11 start, the Angels have gone 6-18.
Second, only to a 12-game drought that spanned from 1988 to 1989, this is tied for the longest single-season of losses in club history and is the second-longest overall losing streak in team history. In those days, they were known as the California Angels.
Perry Minasian explains decision to fire Joe Maddon
“Tough day. Not something that I thought was going to happen three weeks ago, but I felt like it was in the best interest of the club going forward to make a change at the managerial position. I love Joe Maddon.
“This morning was really tough, but my job in this position is to do what’s best for the organization, day in and day out. And I don’t take that lightly. I wake up thinking about it, I go to bed thinking about it, and where we were today, waking up today, I felt like it was the right thing to do.”Angels general manager Perry Minasian told MLB.com