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|GM Pat Gillick Inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
|COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- Pat Gillick, who won three World Series as a general manager, has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.
Gillick, a left-handed pitcher in college, said he knew he had to find another way to stay in the game after five years in the minor leagues. He found it in the front offices of four major league teams, winning 1992 and 1993 titles with Toronto and a 2008 title with Philadelphia.
Gillick began his front-office career in 1963 as assistant farm director with the Houston Astros, moved to the New York Yankees system in 1974 as coordinator of player development, and in 1976 moved to the expansion Blue Jays, becoming vice president of player personnel and later vice president of baseball operations.
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