Terry Francona is 1.85 meters tall.
Terrence Jon Francona was born on born April 22, 1959. Nicknamed “Tito”, he is the manager of the Cleveland Guardians of Major League Baseball (MLB) (MLB). Previously, he was the manager of the Boston Red Sox, whom he guided to two World Series victories, breaking the franchise’s 86-year championship drought.
After a four-year run as the manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, Francona was recruited to coach the Red Sox in 2004 and guided the team to their first title since 1918. He won another World Series with Boston in 2007 and stayed to manage the team until the end of the 2011 season when his contract was not renewed.
In 2013, Francona was recruited to manage the Cleveland Indians and guided them to an American League pennant in 2016. In August and September 2017, he guided the Indians to a 22-game win run, the longest win streak in MLB history.
When Did Francona Become A Manager For The Cleveland Guardians?
On October 6, 2012, Francona was appointed as the manager of the Cleveland Indians, and he was officially presented on October 8. After Manny Acta was dismissed on September 27, the Indians picked Francona over Sandy Alomar Jr., who had served as the club’s interim manager for the last six games of the 2012 season. The only candidates interviewed for the Indians’ job were Alomar, who had spent the previous three seasons as a coach in Cleveland, and Francona.
Alomar remained on Francona’s staff in Cleveland as the bench coach. The Cleveland Indians ended the 2013 regular season with a 92-70 record, a 24-game improvement over the previous year under Francona. The Indians were eliminated from the 2013 MLB playoffs after losing 4-0 in the American League Wild Card Game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Terry Francona was selected as the American League Manager of the Year on November 12, 2013. On November 4, 2014, Francona agreed to a two-year extension. In his first two seasons as Indians manager, he guided the team to a 177-147 record.