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10/22/2004 10:43 PM ET
Red Sox manager Terry Francona is looking to join some select company should he guide his team to a World Series victory this year. Francona can become the third first-year manager in the last four years to win it all.

Year First-year skipper World Series result
2001 Bob Brenly Arizona def. New York, 4-3
2003 Jack McKeon Florida def. New York, 4-2
2004 Terry Francona Boston vs. St. Louis, ?

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