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Texas Rangers: Bobby V arrives

Updated: September 29, 2010, 10:56 AM ET
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The bravado and optimism of the late '80s was best exemplified by cocky manager Bobby Valentine, who was just 35 when he took over the reins midway through the '85 season.

Bobby V was different. He was new school. He had long hair. He used computers. Pitching coach Tom House had his pitchers throw footballs, but maybe that was just a ploy to get a football-crazed state to pay attention. Valentine never could get the Rangers over the hump. Edwin Correa and Jose Guzman got ...

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