Dick Williams, who spent most of his life around Major League Baseball, died today at the age of 82 at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada. He managed for the Red Sox, Angels, Expos, Padres and Mariners, but will be remembered for leading the Oakland A’s in back-to-back World Series wins during the 1972 and 1973 seasons. He was an old school, tough and demanding manager. He was also only one of two managers ever to take three different teams to the World Series. The only other manager to do that was Bill McKechnie.
After a 14 year carrer as a player, Williams was managing in the Majors within 3 years. He spent the next 21 years managing 6 different teams. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008