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Ranked: MLB’s 5 Most Impactful Trade Deadline Deals

Manny Ramirez went on a tear after being dealt from Boston to Los Angeles, helping the Dodgers to a division title. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Manny Ramirez went on a tear after being dealt from Boston to Los Angeles, helping the Dodgers to a division title. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

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  • Jackie Robinson of the Montreal Royals is pictured at spring training in Sanford, Fla., March 4, 1946. (AP Photo/Bill Chaplis)

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