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From the archives | Sept. 30

Terry Francona, Red Sox part ways

2-time title winner says some Sox tuned him out

He led the team that broke the 86-year hex, and the team that did it again.

But Terry Francona said yesterday that he knew it was time for him to leave as Red Sox manager when he couldn’t get through to his players even as the season spiraled to an ignominious close.

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