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Mon, 1987-02-23

On February 23, 1987, Dick Howser resigns as manager of the Kansas City Royals, just three days after the start of spring training. Howser, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor the previous summer, had attempted a return to managing. The 51-year-old Howser will succumb to brain cancer on June 17. Howser had led the Royals to their first World Championship in 1985.

 

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