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Most important to the man driven by an insatiable will to win at all costs, though, had to be this:

On the day he died, his beloved Yankees were in first place.

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Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at tdahlberg(at)ap.org

(This version CORRECTS to outfielders instead of hitters before quote in 20th paragraph.)