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Frank Cashen, who built Mets into World Series champs, dies at 88
Frank Cashen, who built Mets into World Series champs, dies at 88

Frank Cashen, 88, the general manager who wore a signature bow tie and fashioned a New York Mets team that rollicked its way to the 1986 World Series championship, died Monday at a hospital in Easton, Md., the Mets said. Cashen was a longtime sportswriter in his hometown of Baltimore and went to law school before joining the Orioles and eventually becoming their general manager. The Orioles won two World Series titles under Cashen, but it was in New York that he put his stamp on a franchise. Hired in 1980, Cashen transformed the last-place Mets into a team that became the most dominant force in baseball. He made the trades that brought star first baseman Keith Hernandez and future Hall...

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