Red Sox Fire Bobby Valentine After Worst Record in 47 Years

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Dustin Pedroia #15, manager Bobby Valentine #25, James Loney#22 and Jarrod Saltalamacchia #39 of the Boston Red Sox wait on the mound during a pitching change in the eighth inning against the New York Yankees on October 3, 2012. Close

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Dustin Pedroia #15, manager Bobby Valentine #25, James Loney#22 and Jarrod Saltalamacchia #39 of the Boston Red Sox wait on the mound during a pitching change in the eighth inning against the New York Yankees on October 3, 2012.

The Boston Red Sox fired manager Bobby Valentine after his only season with the franchise yielded its worst record in 47 years.

Valentine, 62, was let go one day after the team posted its first losing season since 1997, the Red Sox said in a statement. Boston’s record of 69-93 was its worst since a 62-100 mark in 1965.

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