Terry Francona

Terry Francona

Years as Manager: 2004–2011

Regular Season Record: 744-552
Postseason Record: 28-17

Memorable Moments for Terry Francona

  • 4 December 2003 - Boston hires Terry Francona, owner of a .440 winning percentage as a major league baseball manager, to become the new skipper for the Red Sox.
  • 14 March 2006 - Manager Terry Francona agrees to a two-year contract extension with Boston. Francona is the first manager to lead a Red Sox team to a World Championship since Bill Carrigan in 1918, having won it all with the club in 2004.
  • 25 February 2008 - Manager Terry Francona agrees to a three-year contract extension with the Red Sox that runs through the 2011 season, with team options for 2012 and 2013. Francona has two World Series titles to his credit after the franchise had suffered an 86-year championship drought.
  • 23 July 2011 - Red sox skipper Terry Francona collects managerial win number 1,000 in a 3-1 win over the Mariners at Fenway Park. The first 285 were with the Philadelphia Phillies between 1997 and 2000.
  • 30 September 2011 - Terry Francona, after a tumultous late-season collapse that caused his team to miss the post-season for a third consecutive year, steps down after eight seasons managing the Red Sox. During his tenure, Boston won 28 post-season contests and World Series championships in 2004 and 2007, the former being the first in 86 years.
  • 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.