Francona: The Red Sox Years

Narrated by:
Jeff Gurner

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2013
14 hours 6 minutes
From famed baseball manager Terry Francona, a lively, unvarnished narrative of his tenure with the storied Boston Red Sox

From 2004 to 2011, Terry 'Tito' Francona managed the Boston Red Sox, the most talked about, scrutinized team in all of sports. In Francona the legendary manager opens up for the first time about his eight years there, as they went from cursed franchise to one of the most successful and profitable in baseball history. He takes readers inside the rarefied world of a 21st-century clubhouse, from 2004 when they won their first championship in 86 years, through another win in 2007, to the controversial September collapse just four years later. He recounts the tightrope walk of managing personalities like Pedro Martinez and Manny Ramirez, working with Theo Epstein and his statistics-driven executives, balancing their data with the emotions of a 25-man roster, and meeting the expectations of three owners with often wildly differing opinions. Along the way listeners are treated with back-slapping, never-before-told stories about their favorite players, moments, losses, and wins.

Those eight years were a wild, unforgettable ride, and now the fascinating full story can be told in an audiobook that examines like no other the art of managing in today's game.
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David N.

A fascinating peak into the inner workings of the golden age of Red Sox baseball. As a big fan, it was very enlightening. I felt like I was in the clubhouse with Tito and Theo and the gang. I found it difficult to pull away from, right up to the end. I highly recommend it to any member of the Red Sox Nation, or any big baseball fan who would like to know more about the stuff we don’t see on tv.

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