John Farrell

John Farrell

Years as Manager: 2013-2017

Regular Season Record: 432-378
Post-Season Record: 12-11

Awards and Recognition with Boston

Sporting News Manager of the Year, 2013

Memorable Moments for John Farrell

  • 21 October 2012 - The Blues Jays and Red Sox complete a deal that allows John Farrell to leave his managerial position with Toronto to take the same position with Boston. Farrell had previously served as the Sox pitching coach between 2007 and 2010 before taking his job with the Jays. The deal also sends Mike Aviles to Toronto.
  • 22 October 2013 - Red Sox manager John Farrell is named Sporting News' 2013 American League Manager of the Year, ahead of former Boston skipper Terry Francona, Ron Washington, and Bob Melvin. Farrell later finishes second to Francona in the baseball writer's vote.
  • 23 April 2014 - Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda is tossed in the second inning of a 5-1 win for the Red Sox at Fenway Park after umpires discover pine tar on his neck. In Pineda's previous start against the Sox on 10 April, television cameras caught the New York starter with what appeared to be sticky pine tar on his hand, but Pineda had removed it before Boston manager John Farrell could alert umpires.
  • 14 August 2015 - Red Sox manager John Farrell announces that he has been afflicted with a form of lymphoma and that, in order to undergo treatment, he would take a leave of absence for the rest of the season. Tony Lovullo takes over as interim manager in his absence. Two months later, on 22 October, the Red Sox announce that the treatment had been successful and that the cancer was in remission.
  • 4 August 2017 - The Red Sox best the White Sox 3-2 in 11 innings thanks to a walk-off home run from Mitch Moreland over the Green Monster at Fenway Park. The win gives John Farrell 400 in his Boston managerial career and comes on his 55th birthday.
  • 11 October 2017 - Two days after the season ends for the Red Sox, the team announces that John Farrell will not return as the club's manager for 2018. Farrell's tenure includes three division titles and a World Series championship in 2013, but also includes last place finishes in 2014 and 2015.