By Stephen J. Walker,Ronnie Joyner
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Regardless of an extended and asymmetric historical past, significant League Baseball’s Washington franchises have infrequently been the stuff of legend. besides the fact that, 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 immediately into the hearts of Washington baseball fanatics ravenous for a winner.
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A Whole New Ballgame: The 1969 Washington Senators by Stephen J. Walker,Ronnie Joyner