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  • FILE - In this Sept. 16, 1983, file photo, Boston Rex Sox manager Ralph Houk, left, kicks dirt at umpire John Shulock after Shulock called Boston's Wade Boggs out at second base in a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston. The Red Sox say former manager Houk has died. He was 90. Red Sox spokesman Dick Bresciani says Houk died in Winter Haven, Fla., on Wednesday afternoon, July 21, 2010. The team heard from Houk's grandson, who lives in the Boston area. The cause of death was not immediately known. (AP Photo/Ted Gartland, File)

    Ralph Houk dies at 90; managed 2 champions

    Ralph Houk, who guided the powerhouse New York Yankees of the early 1960s to two World Series championships during his 20 years as a big league manager, died Wednesday. He was 90.

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  • Former Yankees shortstop Tony Kubek, who played for Houk in the minors and majors with New York, said Houk learned a lot about handling a pitching staff from working with Hall of Famer catchers Yogi Berra and Bill Dickey in the bullpen.

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