Dick William died


Dick Williams, the fiercely competitive, sharp-tongued Hall of Fame manager who led the Oakland Athletics to World Series titles in 1972 and 1973, died Thursday at his Las Vegas home from what was believed to be an aneurysm. He was 82.

Williams, who retired to Las Vegas in 1991, is the only manager in major-league history to win pennants with three different teams -- the Boston Red Sox, Athletics and San Diego Padres. He had a 21-year major league managing record of 1,571-1,421 (.520).

Williams was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008 following his election by the Veterans Committee.