List of Boston Red Sox managers

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 (19011907) 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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3] On October 22, 2017 the Red Sox named Alex Cora their manager after firing John Farrell on October 11, 2017.

Alex Cora 2011 (cropped)
Alex Cora is the current manager of the Red Sox.

Key

# Number of managers[a]
GM Regular-season games managed
W Regular-season wins
L Regular-season losses
Win% Winning percentage
PGM Playoff games managed
PW Playoff wins
PL Playoff losses
PT Playoff ties
* Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

Managers

Note: Statistics are correct through the 2018 season.

# Name Term GM W L Win % PGM PW PL PT Achievements
1 Jimmy Collins* 19011906 841 455 376 .541 8 5 3 1 World Series Championship (1903)
2 Chick Stahl 1906 40 14 26 .350
3 Cy Young* 1907 6 3 3 .500
4 George Huff 1907 8 2 6 .250
5 Bob Unglaub 1907 29 9 20 .310
6 Deacon McGuire 19071908 221 98 123 .443
7 Fred Lake 19081909 190 110 80 .579
8 Patsy Donovan 19101911 306 159 147 .520
9 Jake Stahl 19121913 232 144 88 .621 8 4 3 1 1 World Series Championship (1912)
10 Bill Carrigan 19131916 538 322 216 .599 10 8 2 2 World Series Championships (1915, 1916)
11 Jack Barry 1917 152 90 62 .592
12 Ed Barrow* 19181920 416 213 203 .512 6 4 2 1 World Series Championship (1918)
13 Hugh Duffy* 19211922 308 136 172 .442
14 Frank Chance* 1923 152 61 91 .401
15 Lee Fohl 19241926 459 160 299 .349
Bill Carrigan 19271929 451 167 284 .370
16 Heinie Wagner 1930 154 52 102 .338
17 Shano Collins 19311932 207 73 134 .353
18 Marty McManus 19321933 248 95 153 .383
19 Bucky Harris* 1934 152 76 76 .500
20 Joe Cronin* 19351947 1,987 1,071 916 .539 7 3 4 1946 American League pennant
21 Joe McCarthy* 19481950 368 223 145 .606
22 Steve O'Neill 19501951 249 150 99 .602
23 Lou Boudreau* 19521954 461 229 232 .497
24 Pinky Higgins 19551959 691 360 329 .521
25 Rudy York 1959 1 0 1 .000
26 Billy Jurges 19591960 122 59 63 .484
27 Del Baker 1960 7 2 5 .286
Pinky Higgins 19601962 427 200 227 .467
28 Johnny Pesky 19631964 326 147 179 .455
29 Billy Herman* 19641966 310 128 182 .413
30 Pete Runnels 1966 16 8 8 .500
31 Dick Williams* 19671969 477 260 217 .545 7 3 4 1967 American League pennant
32 Eddie Popowski 1969 9 5 4 .555
33 Eddie Kasko 19701973 640 345 295 .539
34 Darrell Johnson 19741976 408 220 188 .539 10 6 4 1975 American League pennant
35 Don Zimmer 19761980 715 411 304 .575
Johnny Pesky 1980 5 1 4 .200
36 Ralph Houk 19811984 594 312 282 .525
37 John McNamara 19851988 570 297 273 .521 14 7 7 1986 AL Manager of the Year[3]
1986 American League pennant
38 Joe Morgan 19881991 563 301 262 .535 8 0 8
39 Butch Hobson 19921994 439 207 232 .472
40 Kevin Kennedy 19951996 306 171 135 .559 3 0 3
41 Jimy Williams 19972001 766 414 352 .540 14 5 9 1999 AL Manager of the Year[3]
42 Joe Kerrigan 2001 43 17 26 .395
43 Grady Little 20022003 324 188 136 .580 12 6 6
44 Terry Francona 20042011 1,296 744 552 .574 45 28 17 2 World Series Championships (2004, 2007)
45 Bobby Valentine 2012 162 69 93 .426
46 John Farrell 20132017 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)
Jimmy Collins

Jimmy Collins was the first manager of the Boston Americans, and is still fifth in wins.

Joe Cronin 1937 cropped

Joe Cronin managed the team from 1935 to 1947, and is the all-time wins leader among Red Sox managers.

Walpole Joe Morgan

Joe Morgan led the Red Sox to two American League East titles in four seasons as manager.

Terry Francona 2009

Terry Francona led the team to two World Series championships. He is second only to Joe Cronin in games and wins among Red Sox managers, and tied with Bill Carrigan for titles won.

Bobby Valentine on May 22, 2012

Bobby Valentine led the team to its worst season in 47 years.

John Farrell 7-27-13

John Farrell led the team to one World Series championship and was the first Red Sox manager to lead the team to back-to-back division titles.

Notes

  • a A running total of the number of managers of the Red Sox. Thus, any manager who has two or more separate terms as a manager is only counted once.

References

General
  • "Red Sox All-Time Managers". MLB.com. Retrieved 2008-07-31.
  • "Red Sox Year-by-year Results". MLB.com. Retrieved 2008-07-26.
  • "Members of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Their Year of Induction". BaseballHallofFame.com. Archived from the original on 2008-03-30. Retrieved 2008-08-03.
  • "Red Sox Postseason Results". MLB.com. Retrieved 2008-07-30.
Specific
  1. ^ "Red Sox History". MLB.com. Retrieved 2008-08-03.
  2. ^ "World Series Overview". MLB.com. Retrieved 2008-08-03.
  3. ^ a b c "Manager of the Year Award Winners". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2008-08-03.
Boston Red Sox

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.

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Boston:

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