Hall of Fame manager Dick Williams dies

Hall of Fame manager Dick Williams dies

LAS VEGAS, July 7 (UPI) -- Dick Williams, a Hall of Fame manager who led the Oakland A's to back-to-back World Series crowns, died Thursday. He was 82.

Man: $17,000 fine over birds

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Seattle's Niehaus wins Frick Award

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Dave Niehaus, who has broadcast Seattle Mariners games since the team began play in 1977, has been selected to receive the Ford C. Frick Award.

'Goose' Gossage elected to Hall of Fame

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Kuhn named by veterans to Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Former commissioner Bowie Kuhn was among five men elected Monday to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee.
Dick Williams
National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Dick Williams (R) drives his golf cart with son Ricky past the sixth hole teebox during the annual golf tournament at the Leatherstocking Golf Course in Cooperstown, New York on July 26, 2008. Dick Williams will be formally inducted on July 27, 2008. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

As Player

As Manager

Richard Hirschfeld Williams (May 7, 1929 – July 7, 2011) was a left fielder, third baseman, manager, coach and front office consultant in Major League Baseball. Known especially as a hard-driving, sharp-tongued manager from 1967–69 and 1971–88, he led teams to three American League pennants, one National League pennant, and two World Series triumphs. He is one of seven managers to win pennants in both major leagues, and joined Bill McKechnie in becoming only the second manager to lead three franchises to the Series. He and Lou Piniella are the only managers in history to lead four teams to seasons of 90 or more wins. Williams was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008 following his election by the Veterans Committee.

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