Padres' First World Series Manager Dies

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    Hall of Fame inductee Dick Williams speaks to the media during a press conference at the Cooperstown Central School during the Baseball Hall of Fame weekend on July 26, 2008 in Cooperstown, New York.

    Hall of Fame manager Dick Williams, who led the San Diego Padres to their first of two World Series in 1984, passed away Thursday.

    Williams' friend, Bob Blum, said Williams died Thursday at his Las Vegas home. He was 82.

    Williams managed the Boston Red Sox, Oakland A's, California Angels, Montreal Expos, San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners during a 21-year career.

    He was the second manager to win pennants with three different clubs.

    Williams won World Series titles with the A's in 1972 and 1973, and an American League pennant with the Red Sox in 1967.