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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

John Farrell Named New Manager of Boston Red Sox


John Farrell, October 23, 2012

by Michael Quinlin 

John Edward Farrell was named new manager of the Boston Red Sox today.  He is the 46th person to hold the job. Read about Farrell's first press conference as new manager.

Farrell is part of a long lineage of Irish-Americans who managed the Red Sox, dating back to 1901, when Jimmy Collins headed the team, which was then known as the Boston Americans.  Here is a list of Irish-American managers in Red Sox history:

  •  Jimmy Collins 1901-06
  •   Deacon McGuire 1907-08
  •   Patsy Donovan 1910-11
  •  Bill “Rough” Carrigan 1913-16
  •  Jack Barry 1917
  •  Hugh Duffy 1921-22
  •  Bill Carrigan 1927-29
  •  Shano Collins 1932
  •  Marty McManus 1932-33
  •  Joe Cronin 1935-47
  •  Joe McCarthy 1948-50
  •  Steve O’Neill 1950-51
  •  Pinky Higgins 1960-62
  •  John McNamara 1985-88
  •  Joe Morgan 1988-91
  •  Kevin Kennedy 1995-96
  •  Jimy Williams 1997-2001
  •  Joe Kerrigan 2001
  •  Grady Little 2002-03 
  •  John Farrell  2012 - 


For details on Irish cultural activities in greater Boston, visit IrishBoston.org.

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