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Pirates fire manager John Russell

Updated: October 4, 2010, 6:40 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- He didn't make the trades or strip the major league roster of so many proven players. In the end, John Russell's resume will always include 299 losses in three seasons, and that was way too many, even for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Russell was fired Monday after matching the Pirates' record for most losses by a manager in three seasons. The only other manager in the franchise's 124-season history with so many losses in so few seasons was Fred Haney, who was 163-299 from ...

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