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Braves Fire Haas and Name Wine as Manager

August 27, 1985

The Atlanta Braves fired Manager Eddie Haas on Monday and replaced him with coach Bobby Wine.

Haas, 50, was hired after the 1984 season to replace Joe Torre, who was fired after three seasons. Under Haas, the Braves were 50-71. They had lost six games in a row and 13 of their last 15.

Monday night, the Braves beat Pittsburgh, 2-1, in Wine's debut.

Atlanta had one first-place finish and two second-place National League West divisional showings under Torre; under Haas they were in fifth place in the National League West.

Wine, 46, was a coach with the Philadelphia Phillies from 1972 to 1983. His 12-year major league playing career as an infielder included stints with the Phillies and the Montreal Expos.

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