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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Italian job: managing championship teams, 11 of 21 since 1996.

Both managers in the 2016 finals are Italian: Terry Francona and Joe Maddon. So, it doesn't matter which team wins this week.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Francona

His father is Tito Francona, who played outfield for several Major League clubs from 1956 to 1970, including Cleveland from 1959 through 1964.[3] Francona is of Italian ancestry.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Maddon

The son of an Italian father, Joe Sr. (who shortened the family name from Maddonini), and a Polish mother, Albina (Beanie)
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Joe Torre 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 (over Bobby Valentine)
Tony La Russa 2006, 2011; also won in 1989
Terry Francona 2004 (over La Russa), 2007
Mike Scioscia 2002
Joe Girardi 2009

That adds up to 10 from 1996 through 2015.

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