When Terry Francona took over as manager of the Boston Red Sox in 2004, the storied franchise hadn't won a World Series championship in eighty-six years. Led by Francona, the team won two over the course of four years. During the full eight years of Francona's tenure, the Red Sox were transformed from a cursed franchise into one of the most successful and profitable in baseball history--only to fall back to last place as soon as Francona was gone.
"Francona: The Red Sox Years""lets readers in on the inner workings of the Red Sox clubhouse like no book has ever done before. From the highs of 2004 to the lows of the final months of the 2011 season--the most epic collapse of a team in baseball history--this book features the never-before-told stories about Sox fans' favorite players, moments, wins, and losses.