PITTSBURGH — The oldest usher in the major leagues is calling it a career after 81 years on the job.

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Friday that 99-year-old Phil Coyne, who has been working home games for the organization since 1936, will not return this season. He turns 100 later this month.

Coyne worked thousands of games for the Pirates through the decades, following along as the franchise moved from Forbes Field to Three Rivers Stadium to PNC Park.

Coyne worked in sections 26 and 27 down the third-base line at PNC Park.

The team gave him a No. 99 jersey with his name on the back last summer and the Pittsburgh City Council designated Aug. 29, 2017, as “Phil Coyne Day.”

The team plans to throw a party for Coyne and his family and friends on April 27 to celebrate Coyne’s 100th birthday.

INDIANS: The Cleveland Indians’ decision to remove Chief Wahoo from their uniforms still isn’t enough for protesters who find the logo offensive.

After decades of protests, the team announced in January that beginning next season they will no longer have the smiling, red-faced caricature on their caps or jerseys. However, they will keep selling merchandise bearing the contentious logo.

Those moves coincided with the team hosting the 2019 All-Star Game.

Chanting, “Change the name, change the logo!” a group of two dozen protesters marched to Progressive Field on Friday before the Indians’ home opener against the Kansas City Royals.

One of the protest organizers was worried about violence against the group. It’s been asking the team to change not only its logo but nickname.

As the protesters peacefully carried signs saying “Less Wahoo? No Wahoo!” and “Sacred Symbols Are Not Toys,” they were met with fans yelling “Save the Chief” and other comments.

BREWERS: All-Star closer Corey Knebel was placed on the 10-day disabled list and is expected to miss 4 to 6 weeks because of a strained left hamstring.

Knebel was walking with a limp Friday, a day after he was injured while pitching against St. Louis.

Knebel had a 1.78 ERA and 39 saves in 45 chances last year, supplanting Neftali Feliz as closer in early May. Knebel struck out 126, tying Boston’s Craig Kimbrel for the most among major league relievers, and set a big league record by opening the season with at least one strikeout in 45 consecutive games.

Knebel blew a save chance on Opening Day, struck out the side in getting a save at San Diego the following day, then didn’t get in a game up Thursday. He entered in the ninth inning with the Brewers trailing by six runs.