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'Impossible Dream' skipper dies

Updated: July 8, 2011, 10:12 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Hall of Fame manager Dick Williams, who was the skipper of the 1967 "Impossible Dream" Red Sox team that reached the World Series, passed away Thursday. He was 82.

Williams died from a ruptured aortic aneurysm at a hospital near his home in Henderson, Nev., the Hall of Fame said.

The Red Sox had finished ninth in the 10-team American League the previous year, helping form Williams' reputation as a master of the turnaround. The Sox ended up losing the World Series in seven ...

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