Record Details

Catalog Search

Image of item

Francona : the Red Sox years / Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy.

Francona, Terry, 1959- (Author). Shaughnessy, Dan. (Added Author).
Book Book
  • ISBN: 0547928173 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780547928173 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 360 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2013], ©2013.

Available copies

  • 110 of 117 copies available at All C/W MARS Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Shirley Hazen Memorial Library.

Current holds

1 current hold with 117 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Text to Phone Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Shirley Hazen Memorial Library 796.357 FRA (Text) 37436005032407 General Collection Available -


General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents: Can't you guys do one thing right? -- I'm Mr. Francona's son and he wanted me to come over and say hello -- They're not going to fire a guy over one mistake -- He kind of blew us away, Is the guy too nice? -- We'd better win -- This is not acceptable -- Just crazy enought to think we can do this -- 2005: Everywhere we went people were bowing and shit -- 2006: We will take care of your son -- 2007: They were all into getting the trophy and they didn't even know I was there -- 2008: This will not help us win -- 2009: This is like a reality TV show -- 2010: We need to start winning in more exciting fashion -- 2011: I feel like I let you down -- Somebody went out of their way to hurt me -- 2012: I guess we should have won a third World Series.
Summary or Annotation: From 2004 to 2011, the author managed the Boston Red Sox, the most talked about, scrutinized team in all of sports. In this book, the legendary manager opens up for the first time about his eight years there, as they went from cursed franchise to one of the most successful and profitable in baseball history. He takes readers inside the rarefied world of a 21st-century clubhouse, from 2004 when they won their first championship in 86 years, through another win in 2007, to the controversial September collapse just four years later. He recounts the tightrope walk of managing personalities like Pedro Martinez and Manny Ramirez, working with Theo Epstein and his statistics-driven executives, balancing their data with the emotions of a 25-man roster, and meeting the expectations of three owners with often wildly differing opinions. Along the way readers are treated with back-slapping, never-before-told stories about their favorite players, moments, losses, and wins.
Subject: Francona, Terry, 1959-
Boston Red Sox (Baseball team)
Baseball managers > United States > Biography.
No NoveList content is available for this item.

Additional Resources