Oakland Fires Skipper

Two days after the Oakland Athletics were swept out of the playoffs by the Detroit Tigers, the team has fired manager Ken Macha.

Oakland won the West with a 93-and-69 record and swept Minnesota in three games in the opening round of the playoffs. Macha had two years left on his contract. The A's were 368-and-280 in his four seasons as manager, but front office managment has been frustrated by the team's failure to get into the World Series.