Dick O’Connell

Years as General Manager: 1960-1962 (acting), 1965-1977

Elected to Red Sox Hall of Fame: 1997

Awards and Recognition with Boston
Sporting News Executive of the Year, 1967
Sporting News Executive of the Year, 1975

Memorable Moments for Dick O'Connell

  • 16 September 1965 - Tired of suffering one losing season after another, Red Sox management fires Pinky Higgins and replaces him with Dick O'Connell.
  • 24 October 1977 - Dick O'Connell, despite bringing baseball back to Boston with three 90-plus win seasons and 11 winning seasons in 12 years at the helm, is fired as general manager.