Davey Johnson's departure from the Cincinnati Reds after the 1995 season is a matter of semantics. You could simply say his contract was up, which is true. Or you could say that he was fired, because there were never any negotiations to give him a new contract, despite his success

It is simpler to state that he did not return to the Reds because their owner, Marge Schott thought that Nancy Lopez was a very nice woman, and therefore, her her husband Ray Knight should manage the team instead.