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Bamberger tutored multitude of 20-game winners

Updated: August 18, 2004, 11:29 AM ET
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NORTH REDINGTON BEACH, Fla. -- George Bamberger, a former major league pitcher who became a coach and managed Milwaukee's "Bambi's Bombers" teams in the late 1970s, died of cancer. He was 80.

Bamberger, who also managed the New York Mets, died Sunday night at home in North Redington Beach, according to Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home and Cemetery in Seminole.

"He was perfect for Milwaukee," said baseball commissioner Bud Selig, whose family has controlled the team since 1970. "I remember ...

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