Nationals' Dusty Baker Will Not Return as Manager

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The Washington Nationals have released Dusty Baker as the team's manager, they announced on Friday, Oct. 20. 

The Lerner family's statement included:

Even though this ultimately wasn’t our season, we remain devoted to that cause. In further pursuit of that goal, we have decided to make a change in leadership and begin the process of finding a new manager. This was an incredibly difficult decision for us. Dusty Baker led the team to the first back-to-back division titles in our history and represented our club with class on and off the field. He is one of the true gentleman in our sport, and we thank him for the successes that we enjoyed together over the last two years. We wish him nothing but the best going forward.

Read the full letter at the link below.

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