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7/5/02

Rangers Remember Williams, First Manager in Texas

When Tom Grieve made it to the major leagues, he had a hard time relating to Ted Williams as a manager. For a kid who grew up in Massachusetts as a Yankees fan, Grieve had the natural dislike for Williams that came while rooting against the Boston Red Sox.

As a baseball fan, he also had a great respect for arguably the best hitter ever to play the game. Grieve played three seasons under Williams, two in Washington and then in 1972 when the franchise moved and became the Texas Rangers.

Grieve smiled on Friday as he remembered Williams, the former Red Sox slugger who died at the age of 83. Before their game on Friday night against Baltimore, the Rangers took time to remember the first manager they had in Texas.

The flags at The Ballpark in Arlington flew at half-staff, and a moment of silence was observed just before the game started. Before the game, every television in the clubhouse was tuned to news reports of Williams' death. When pregame ceremonies from Boston were broadcast live, those in the Rangers' clubhouse stopped and watched.

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