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Posted by Gary Dzen, Boston.com Staff October 4, 2011 01:15 PM
Tony's Top 5
Managers in Red Sox history
Joe McCarthy Former Yankees great had a .606 winning percentage in three years with the Red Sox. But he chose Denny Galehouse in 1948 playoff game.
Joe Morgan Averaged 86 wins in three full years from 1988-90, but team stunk before and after his tenure. Like he said, they weren’t as good as many believed.
Joe Cronin Before Terry Francona, he was the last man to manage at least five full years here. His 1946 Sox won 104 games, most in team history.
Dick Williams Skipper of the `67 Impossible Dream team has been immortalized. Ironically, this club could have used his demanding influence.
Terry Francona In eight years he averaged 93 wins a season and went 28-17 in the postseason. In World Series play, his teams were a perfect 8-0.
Tony's Top 5
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Tony Massarotti is a Globe sportswriter and has been writing about sports in Boston for the last 19 years. A lifelong Bostonian, Massarotti graduated from Waltham High School and Tufts University. He was voted the Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year by his peers in 2000 and 2008 and has been a finalist for the award on several other occasions. This blog won a 2008 EPpy award for "Best Sports Blog".
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