Tito Francona

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Birthday
4, 1933
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Feb 13, 2018 (84)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
4, 1933
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Feb 13, 2018 (84)

About

Father of the great Boston Red Sox coach who spent 15 years in the major leagues.

Before Fame

He signed with the St. Louis Browns out of high school, but spent the next two years in the army before returning to play.

Trivia

He was the Cleveland Baseball Writers Association 'Man of the Year' in 1959, and an All-Star selection two years later.

Family Life

His son Terry Francona won two World Series titles as coach of the Red Sox. He also had a daughter named Amy.

Associated With

In 1959, he had a better batting average than the AL batting champion Harvey Kuenn, but didn't have enough at-bats to qualify for the title.