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Waymon Roberts, father of Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, dies

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The father of Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has died at age 68.

The team said Friday that Waymon Roberts passed away, but gave no further details.

The elder Roberts served in the Marine Corps and was stationed in Japan when his only son was born on Okinawa in 1972. The younger Roberts' childhood was spent moving from one military base to another before the family settled in San Diego.

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