The Boston Red Sox are a professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox are members of the American League (AL) East Division in Major League Baseball (MLB). There have been 47 different managers in their franchise history; four during the era of the Boston Americans (1901–1907) and the rest under the Boston Red Sox (1908–present). In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager, or more formally, the field manager. Since 1912, the Red Sox have played their home games at Fenway Park.
Jimmy Collins was the first manager of the Americans and managed from 1901 to 1906. Joe Cronin managed the most games with 1,987 and wins with 1,071 with the Red Sox. Terry Francona, a recent manager of the Red Sox, managed the most playoff games with 42 and wins with 28. Bill Carrigan and Francona have each won two World Series championships. Carrigan won his two championships in 1915 and 1916, while Francona won his two championships in 2004 and 2007. John McNamara and Jimy Williams are the only two Red Sox managers to win the AL Manager of the Year Award, in 1986 and 1999 respectively. On October 22, 2017 the Red Sox named Alex Cora their manager after firing John Farrell on October 11, 2017.
|#||Number of managers[a]|
|GM||Regular-season games managed|
|PGM||Playoff games managed|
|*||Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame|
Note: Statistics are correct through the 2018 season.
|1||Jimmy Collins*||1901–1906||841||455||376||.541||8||5||3||—||1 World Series Championship (1903)|
|9||Jake Stahl||1912–1913||232||144||88||.621||8||4||3||1||1 World Series Championship (1912)|
|10||Bill Carrigan||1913–1916||538||322||216||.599||10||8||2||—||2 World Series Championships (1915, 1916)|
|12||Ed Barrow*||1918–1920||416||213||203||.512||6||4||2||—||1 World Series Championship (1918)|
|20||Joe Cronin*||1935–1947||1,987||1,071||916||.539||7||3||4||—||1946 American League pennant|
|31||Dick Williams*||1967–1969||477||260||217||.545||7||3||4||—||1967 American League pennant|
|34||Darrell Johnson||1974–1976||408||220||188||.539||10||6||4||—||1975 American League pennant|
|37||John McNamara||1985–1988||570||297||273||.521||14||7||7||—||1986 AL Manager of the Year|
1986 American League pennant
|41||Jimy Williams||1997–2001||766||414||352||.540||14||5||9||—||1999 AL Manager of the Year|
|44||Terry Francona||2004–2011||1,296||744||552||.574||45||28||17||—||2 World Series Championships (2004, 2007)|
|46||John Farrell||2013–2017||810||432||378||.533||19||12||11||—||1 World Series Championship (2013)|
|47||Alex Cora||2018–present||162||108||54||.667||14||11||3||—||1 World Series Championship (2018)|
The Boston Red Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. The Red Sox have won nine World Series championships, tied for the third-most of any MLB team, and they have played in 13. Their most recent appearance and win was in 2018. In addition, they won the 1904 American League pennant, but were not able to defend their 1903 World Series championship when the New York Giants refused to participate in the 1904 World Series. Founded in 1901 as one of the American League's eight charter franchises, the Red Sox' home ballpark has been Fenway Park since 1912. The "Red Sox" name was chosen by the team owner, John I. Taylor, circa 1908, following the lead of previous teams that had been known as the "Boston Red Stockings", including the forerunner of the Atlanta Braves.
Boston was a dominant team in the new league, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first World Series in 1903 and winning four more championships by 1918. However, they then went into one of the longest championship droughts in baseball history, dubbed the "Curse of the Bambino" after its alleged inception due to the Red Sox' sale of Babe Ruth to the rival New York Yankees two years after their world championship in 1918, an 86-year wait before the team's sixth World Championship in 2004. The team's history during that period was punctuated with some of the most memorable moments in World Series history, including Enos Slaughter's "mad dash" in 1946, the "Impossible Dream" of 1967, Carlton Fisk's home run in 1975, and Bill Buckner's error in 1986. Following their victory in the 2018 World Series, they became the first team to win four World Series trophies in the 21st century, with championships in 2004, 2007, 2013 and 2018. Red Sox history has also been marked by the team's intense rivalry with the Yankees, arguably the fiercest and most historic in North American professional sports.The Boston Red Sox are owned by Fenway Sports Group, which also owns Liverpool F.C. of the Premier League in England. The Red Sox are consistently one of the top MLB teams in average road attendance, while the small capacity of Fenway Park prevents them from leading in overall attendance. From May 15, 2003 to April 10, 2013, the Red Sox sold out every home game—a total of 820 games (794 regular season) for a major professional sports record. Both Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline", and The Standells's "Dirty Water" have become anthems for the Red Sox.Boston Red Sox all-time roster
The following is a list of players, past and present, who have appeared in at least one competitive game for the Boston Red Sox American League franchise (founded in 1908), known previously as the Boston Americans (1901–07).
Players in bold are members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Players in italics have had their numbers retired by the team.
Non-US players are indicated by the appropriate flag.Outline of Boston
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Boston:
Boston – capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. It is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States, founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston.
Boston Red Sox managers
|Division championships (10)|
|Wild card berths (7)|