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Ralph Houk: Don’t Blame the Manager

Kashmen thinks that the only reason the New York Yankees rehired manager Johnny Keane three weeks before the end of the 1965 season was to avoid embarrassment.

Yankees' management knew that that the team had deteriorated with time, and that firing Keane would result in too much bad publicity since he could hardly be blamed for what happened.

Ralph Houk's Press Conference

The New York Yankees were in sixth place, one game away from elimination in the 1965 pennant race, when general manager Ralph Houk addressed an overflow press conference at Yankee Stadium.

"We cannot blame our present position on the manager," said Houk.

I attended this conference while I was a student sports writer ...

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