Team: Baltimore Orioles
Year fired: 1997
Previous season: 98-64; Lost in ALCS
Davey Johnson brought the Orioles back to the playoffs in 1996 for the first time since the team won the '83 World Series. He did it again in '97 and was named AL Manager of the Year for his efforts. On the same day he received the honor he also quit before owner Peter Angelos could fire him. The two never got along, but the relationship went from sour milk to downright rotten when Johnson fined superstar Roberto Alomar for skipping a team banquet and exhibition game.