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Doug Brogowski
October 19, 2009
After staying within 1 game of .500 into mid- August and still within striking distance, they got clobbered 5 straight by the eventual champs, the Phillies, thereby putting the nails into their coffin and ending any hope they had for 1980. But after 3 miserable seasons in the late 70s, this stretch during June through mid-August under new ownership was a glimmer of hope for the future.

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