On September 30, 2006 — Five years and two cities after Frank Robinson, then the vice president in the commissioner’s office in charge of on-field discipline, accepts Bud Selig’s offer to take the MLB-owned Expos’ manager job for just one season, the franchise, now known as the Washington Nationals, will have a new skipper. Jim Bowden, the team’s GM, announces the 71 year-old Hall of Famer will be replaced with the search for a new field boss beginning after tomorrow’s season finale against the Mets at RFK.

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