List of Boston Red Sox managers

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John Farrell is the current manager of the Red Sox.

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 44 different managers in their franchise history; four during the crackeo rapin 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, the most 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 20, 2012 the Red Sox named John Farrell their manager after firing Bobby Valentine on October 4, 2012.


Key[edit]

# 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[edit]

Jimmy Collins was the first manager of the Boston Americans, and is still third in wins
Joe Cronin managed the team from 1935 to 1947, and is the all-time wins leader among Red Sox managers
Terry Francona, the former manager for the Red Sox, 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.
Valentine as the Red Sox skipper in 2012

Note: Statistics are correct through the 2013 season.

# Name Term GM W L Win % PGM PW PL PT Achievements
1 Collins, JimmyJimmy Collins* 19011906 841 455 376 .541 8 5 3 1 World Series Championship (1903)
2 Stahl, ChickChick Stahl 1906 40 14 26 .350
3 Young, CyCy Young 1907 6 3 3 .500
4 Huff, GeorgeGeorge Huff 1907 8 2 6 .250
5 Unglaub, BobBob Unglaub 1907 29 9 20 .310
6 McGuire, DeaconDeacon McGuire 19071908 221 98 123 .443
7 Lake, FredFred Lake 19081909 190 110 80 .579
8 Donovan, PatsyPatsy Donovan 19101911 306 159 147 .520
9 Stahl, JakeJake Stahl 19121913 232 144 88 .621 8 4 3 1 1 World Series Championship (1912)
10 Carrigan, BillBill Carrigan 19131916 538 322 216 .599 10 8 2 2 World Series Championships (1915, 1916)
11 Barry, JackJack Barry 1917 152 90 62 .592
12 Barrow, EdEd Barrow* 19181920 416 213 203 .512 6 4 2 1 World Series Championship (1918)
13 Duffy, HughHugh Duffy* 19211922 308 136 172 .442
14 Chance, FrankFrank Chance* 1923 152 61 91 .401
15 Fohl, LeeLee Fohl 19241926 459 160 299 .349
Carrigan, BillBill Carrigan 19271929 451 167 284 .370
16 Wagner, HeinieHeinie Wagner 1930 154 52 102 .338
17 Collins, ShanoShano Collins 19311932 207 73 134 .353
18 McManus, MartyMarty McManus 19321933 248 95 153 .383
19 Harris, BuckyBucky Harris* 1934 152 76 76 .500
20 Cronin, JoeJoe Cronin* 19351947 1,987 1,071 916 .539 7 3 4 1946 American League pennant
21 McCarthy, JoeJoe McCarthy* 19481950 368 223 145 .606
22 O'Neill, SteveSteve O'Neill 19501951 249 150 99 .602
23 Boudreau, LouLou Boudreau* 19521954 461 229 232 .497
24 Higgins, PinkyPinky Higgins 19551959 691 360 329 .521
25 York, RudyRudy York 1959 1 0 1 .000
26 Jurges, BillyBilly Jurges 19591960 122 59 63 .484
27 Baker, DelDel Baker 1960 7 2 5 .286
Higgins, PinkyPinky Higgins 19601962 427 200 227 .467
28 Pesky, JohnnyJohnny Pesky 19631964 326 147 179 .455
29 Herman, BillyBilly Herman* 19641966 310 128 182 .413
30 Runnels, PetePete Runnels 1966 16 8 8 .500
31 Williams, DickDick Williams* 19671969 477 260 217 .545 7 3 4 1967 American League pennant
32 Popowski, EddieEddie Popowski 1969 9 5 4 .555
33 Kasko, EddieEddie Kasko 19701973 640 345 295 .539
34 Johnson, DarrellDarrell Johnson 19741976 408 220 188 .539 10 6 4 1975 American League pennant
35 Zimmer, DonDon Zimmer 19761980 715 411 304 .575
Pesky, JohnnyJohnny Pesky 1980 5 1 4 .200
36 Houk, RalphRalph Houk 19811984 594 312 282 .525
37 McNamara, JohnJohn McNamara 19851988 570 297 273 .521 14 7 7 1986 AL Manager of the Year[3]
1986 American League pennant
38 Morgan, JoeJoe Morgan 19881991 563 301 262 .535 8 0 8
39 Hobson, ButchButch Hobson 19921994 439 207 232 .472
40 Kennedy, KevinKevin Kennedy 19951996 306 171 135 .559 3 0 3
41 Williams, JimyJimy Williams 19972001 766 414 352 .540 14 5 9 1999 AL Manager of the Year[3]
42 Kerrigan, JoeJoe Kerrigan 2001 43 17 26 .395
43 Little, GradyGrady Little 20022003 324 188 136 .580 12 6 6
44 Francona, TerryTerry Francona 20042011 1,296 744 552 .574 45 28 17 2 World Series Championships (2004, 2007)
45 Valentine, BobbyBobby Valentine 2012 162 69 93 .426
46 Farrell, JohnJohn Farrell 2013–present 324 168 156 .519 16 11 5 1 World Series Championship (2013)

Notes[edit]

  • 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[edit]

General
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.