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FILE - In this July 6, 1942, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Phil Cavarretta poses for a photo, location not known. Cavarretta, the 1945 National League MVP who led the Cubs to their last World Series appearance, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010. Cavarretta, 94,  died in Lilburn, Ga., of complications from a stroke, according to his grandson, Jeffrey Brown, of Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/ File)

FILE - In this July 6, 1942, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Phil Cavarretta poses for a photo, location not known. Cavarretta, the 1945 National League MVP who led the Cubs to their last World Series appearance, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010. Cavarretta, 94, died in Lilburn, Ga., of complications from a stroke, according to his grandson, Jeffrey Brown, of Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/ File)

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