Terry Francona

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Birthdate 04/22/1959
Death Date
Debut Year 1997
Year of Induction
Teams Indians, Phillies, Red Sox
Position Manager

The Boston Red Sox had an 86-year World Series Championship drought before hiring Terry Francona in 2004; they won two titles together.

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In the collection:

Terry Francona 1990 Topps contract extension

Terry Francona 1990 Topps contract extension

In the collection is the last Topps contract signed by Terry Francona as a player. The agreement was signed May 5, 1990, a month after his final big league game of April 19, 1990. Francona of course would gain fame from his time as a manager. Hired by the Red Sox in 2004, Francona helped end the Cur
1985 Father/Son card autographed by both Franconas

1985 Father/Son card autographed by both Franconas

In 1985 the Topps Chewing Gem company came out with a subset of their regular set that included a father/son series. The older Francona had a 15-year Major League playing career that spanned from 1956-1970 while the Terry played ten years from 1981-1990.

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