Indians fire manager Manny Acta

Updated: September 27, 2012, 8:41 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

CLEVELAND -- One month, one miserable month wiped out almost everything Manny Acta did for three years.

"That month just crushed our hopes," Acta said.

And cost him his second job as a major league manager.

Acta was fired Thursday by the Cleveland Indians, who collapsed from contention with a 5-24 record in August, the worst month in the franchise's 112-year history. Acta, hired in 2009 after two tough seasons in Washington, paid the steepest price for the Indians' stunning ...

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