John Farrell (pitcher)
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Farrell in 2012
|Boston Red Sox – No. 53|
|Pitcher / Manager|
August 4, 1962 |
Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|August 18, 1987 for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 22, 1996 for the Detroit Tigers|
(through May 21, 2013)
|Earned run average||4.56|
|Career highlights and awards|
John Edward Farrell (born August 4, 1962) is the manager of the Boston Red Sox, and a former starting pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, California Angels and Detroit Tigers. On October 20, 2012, it was reported that Farrell had asked to be allowed to interview for the manager position with the Boston Red Sox. On October 21, 2012, the Blue Jays officially confirmed Farrell had accepted the manager position with Boston.
Playing career 
He attended Shore Regional High School where, in 1980, he was drafted by the Oakland Athletics. Farrell was drafted out of Oklahoma State University by Cleveland in the second round of the 1984 Draft. He made his major league debut on August 18, 1987. Farrell played for the Indians from 1987 to 1990, enjoying success as part of the starting rotation. Injuries to his right elbow caused him to miss the entire 1991 and 1992 seasons. He returned to action with the Angels (1993–1994), Indians (1995), and Tigers (1996).
Post-playing career 
In 1997, Farrell joined his alma mater Oklahoma State University as Assistant Coach and Pitching & Recruiting Coordinator. He remained with the college through 2001. From November 2001 through the end of the 2006 season, Farrell served as the Director of Player Development for the Cleveland Indians. In 2003 and 2004, the Indians were named "Organization of the Year" by USA Today's Sports Weekly. In 2003, it was also named as having the top farm system in professional baseball by Baseball America.
Following the 2006 season, the Boston Red Sox hired Farrell as its new pitching coach, replacing Dave Wallace. Farrell and Red Sox Manager Terry Francona had been teammates together on the Indians.
During the 2010 off-season, Farrell was rumored to be one of four finalists for the Toronto Blue Jays managerial job, along with Brian Butterfield, DeMarlo Hale, and Sandy Alomar, Jr.  The Blue Jays held a press conference on October 25, 2010, formally introducing Farrell as the team's manager for the 2011 season.
Farrell suffered a dislocated jaw while attempting to restrain pitcher Jon Rauch from going after umpire Alfonso Marquez, during a game on July 2, 2011. Both Rauch and Farrell were ejected from the game. During a game against the Kansas City Royals on August 25, 2011, Farrell was forced to leave the dugout in the ninth inning due to a then unknown illness. Farrell was later diagnosed with pneumonia at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He was released from the hospital on August 26.
Farrell resides in Westlake, Ohio, with his wife, Sue, and three sons (Jeremy, Shane, and Luke). His son Luke is a senior pitcher for the Northwestern Wildcats in 2013 and has played summer baseball for the New England Collegiate Baseball League's New Bedford Bay Sox (2010, 2012) and the Cape Cod Baseball League's Wareham Gatemen (2011). Shane is currently a senior pitcher for the Marshall Thundering Herd. Jeremy Farrell was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 41st round of the 2005 draft, and played third base for the University of Virginia. He currently plays baseball for the Winston-Salem Dash, the Carolina League affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.
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- 1980 Oakland Athletics Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft Baseball-Reference.com
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- Blue Jays name Farrell new manager MLB.com
- Calcaterra, Craig. "John Farrell had his jaw knocked out of place by Jon Rauch". Hardballtalk. Retrieved April 27, 2012.
- "Boxscore: Phillies 5, Blue Jays 3". MLB.com. Retrieved April 27, 2012.
- Jays' Farrell leaves game early, diagnosed with pneumonia
- "Luke Farrell Bio". Northwestern Wildcats. Retrieved May 14, 2013.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Boston Red Sox press release: Red Sox appoint John Farrell major league pitching coach MLB.com
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