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Video Vault: Billy Martin for Miller Lite

What did Billy Martin do after getting axed by the Twins in 1969? Well, after managerial stints with the Tigers and the Rangers (this year's ALCS contestants), Mr. Martin headed to the Yankees where he and George Steinbrenner began their love-hate relationship. They also made a landmark beer commercial.
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