The former Kansas City manager who led the Royals to the World Series championship in ended an month battle against a malignant brain tumor when he died Thursday at age Services are scheduled for 2 p. Burial will follow at Tallahassee Memorial Gardens. Howser, a Miami native who grew up in West Palm Beach, began his college career with the Florida State Seminoles in , a short kid who showed up for his first tryout in blue jeans and a T-shirt. Howser maintained a home in Tallahassee during his eight seasons as a big league player. He gave up on a job coaching third base for the New York Yankees to return to his alma mater as head baseball coach in - returning to New York the next season to replace Billy Martin as manager.
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The tributes have been coming, steady and deserved. Videos and bobbleheads, speeches and tears. All fitting for a man who has won more NCAA games than any coach, in any sport, in history. Martin is a relic, in the best way possible.