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Typical Tito: 1,000th win a team effort

Francona downplays personal milestone after team's 3-1 victory over Mariners

Updated: July 24, 2011, 2:37 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Terry Francona, his uniform already soaked with sweat and made even stickier by the beer David Ortiz poured down his back after the game -- as close as the Red Sox came to celebrating the occasion -- was pitch-perfect Saturday night in discussing what it meant to win his 1,000th game as a major league manager.

The only way Francona could have downplayed it more was to give all the credit to his bench coaches -- DeMarlo Hale now, Brad Mills for six years before that, and Chuck ...

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