5/20/8: Emotions run deep for Francona, Lester "Through everything I've been through, he's been like a second dad to me," Lester said. "Just being able to talk to him not as a manager but as a friend, he cares a lot about his players. It's not just about what you can do on the field, it's what type of person you are and he cares a lot about that." When informed by the media that Lester referred to him as a second dad, Francona's eyes looked like they could have gotten moist again without much prodding. "I take that as a huge compliment," Francona said."
2/25/8: Francona becomes second-highest paid manager in baseball "The extension will reportedly pay Francona an average of $3.75 million over its first three years. Francona will make $1.75 million this season."
6/19/6: Sports Illustrated: ABL a Major League Pipeline - "Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona and Tim Wallach, who would go on to win three Golden Gloves with the Montreal Expos, were assigned to run a clinic when they played for the Goldpanners in 1978. The second day we got bored, Francona said. We went to McDonalds, and the kids we were supposed to watch got into a rock fight. Francona, who guided the 2004 Boston Red Sox to their first World Series title in 86 years, served out the rest of the season as his star teammates chauffeur. Wallach was such a good player that my job was to make sure he got to the ballpark, Francona said. The following year, Wallach won the Golden Spikes award for best college player after leading Cal State-Fullerton to its first national championship."
10/27/4: First Goldpanner to manage MLB team to Championship Title!
10/26/4: Francona takes Boston to Series
10/8: Terry Francona (78) Interviews for Chicago White Sox Manager job
11/12: Terry Francona (76) Named Oakland Athletics bench coach.
5/11: 27 Goldpanners - 4 roster signees make Allan Simpson's "Fab Fives" list, recounting best of MLB drafts 1965 - Rick Monday, Graig Nettles; 1966 - Tom Seaver; 1968 - Pete Broberg, Bill Lee; 1969 - Bob Boone; 1970 - Steve Dunning, Dave Kingman; 1972 - Dave Roberts; 1973 - David Clyde (73R), Dave Winfield, Eddie Bane, Jim Sundberg; 1974 - Jim Umbarger; 1976 - Floyd Bannister, Pete Redfern, Steve Kemp; 1979 - Tim Leary, Tim Wallach; 1980 - Darryl Strawberry (80R), Greg Harris, Terry Francona; 1981; 1984 - Oddibe McDowell; 1985 - Barry Bonds; 1986 - Mike Harkey; 1991 - Mike Kelly; 1992 - Jason Giambi; 1995 - Jose Cruz Jr.; 1996 - Travis Lee; Allan Simpson was three-year Panner personnel
11/3/1: Terry Francona (78) Named Special Assistant to Baseball Operations
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