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Fenway
07-21-2010, 06:32 PM
From: @RochieWBZ
Sent: Jul 21, 2010 6:14p

Per his grandson: Former Sox mgr Ralph Houk died today at the age of 90 in Winter Haven. Houk mged Sox from 81-84 #redsox #mlb #wbztv #wbz

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Houk also managed NYY and the Tigers

DumpJerry
07-21-2010, 06:53 PM
:rip:

LITTLE NELL
07-21-2010, 07:57 PM
Had a tough job taking over from Casey Stengel but did very well.
Did not know he lived right up the road from me in Winter Haven.
RIP Major.

TornLabrum
07-22-2010, 12:08 AM
From everything I remember about him, Houk was a class act. RIP.

Viva Medias B's
07-22-2010, 01:55 AM
They say they come in threes:

Bob Sheppard
George Steinbrenner
Ralph Houk
:rip:
Requiescat in Pace, Major

Fenway
07-22-2010, 07:39 AM
Houk replaced Don Zimmer in Boston and had to deal with ownership blunders ( Carlton Fisk ) but he had a knack with younger players to help them mature.

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2010/07/22/houk_90_had_a_major_impact