Years as Manager: 1985–1988
Regular Season Record: 297-273
Postseason Record: 7-7
Awards and Recognition with Boston
BBWAA Manager of the Year (American League), 1986
Sporting News Manager of the Year (American League), 1986
Memorable Moments for John McNamara
- 18 October 1984 - John McNamara succeeds Ralph Houk as manager of the Red Sox.
- 14 July 1988 - With Boston nine games out of first place at 43-42, the Red Sox fire manager John McNamara and replace him with third base coach and Walpole, MA native Joe Morgan.