Clint Hurdle of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Terry Francona of the Cleveland Indians were selected as Major League Baseball’s managers of the year.
Terry Francona was voted the American League Manager of the Year today after guiding the Cleveland Indians into the playoffs with a franchise record- tying increase in victories.
Clint Hurdle won his first National League Manager of the Year award by leading the Pittsburgh Pirates into the baseball playoffs for the first time since 1992.
Terry Francona’s career as Boston Red Sox manager, which included two World Series championships, ended when he failed to stop the biggest September collapse in the history of Major League Baseball.
Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona has reached agreement with the Cleveland Indians to replace Manny Acta as manager, the Major League Baseball team said.
Terry Francona is once again managing a franchise with a World Series drought of more than 60 years. He said the Cleveland Indians’ smaller payroll won’t affect his approach that won two championships with the Boston Red Sox.
Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona was hired by ESPN as an analyst for in-studio shows as well as “Sunday Night Baseball” game telecasts.
Terry Francona, who parted ways with the Boston Red Sox after a historic September collapse, said he won’t manage a Major League Baseball team next season, according to Comcast Sports Net New England.
Boston Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein said no announcement on the status of manager Terry Francona is immediately planned.
The Cleveland Indians hired former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona, FoxSports.com reported, citing people familiar with the situation.
"It gives me a chance to brag about our organization."
- Terry Francona on Nov 12, 2013