Death of Dick Williams

May 7, 1929 - July 7, 2011
Las Vegas, Nevada | Age 82

Hall of Fame baseball manager dead at 82
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JOSH DUBOW, The Associated Press

By taking over a ninth-place team and leading it to the pennant in his first year as a big-league manager in Boston, Dick Williams earned the reputation of being a turnaround artist that he built on later in Montreal and San Diego.

By taking over an emerging powerhouse in Oakland and leading the Athletics to back-to-back World Series titles to start a dynasty in the 1970s, Williams became a Hall of Famer.

Williams, one of only two...

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