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.