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Regardless of a protracted and asymmetric background, significant League Baseball’s Washington franchises have infrequently been the stuff of legend. even if, in 1969, while new proprietor Bob brief coaxed batting legend and rookie supervisor Ted Williams out of retirement, those annual no-names climbed out of the depths and directly into the hearts of Washington baseball lovers ravenous for a winner.
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