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The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time  

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Boston Red Sox managers have included some of the best in MLB history, but who is the best Boston Red Sox manager of all time? This list ranks every Boston Red Sox manager from best to worst according to the votes of baseball fans. Whether or not you're a Red Sox die-hard, you can vote up your top Boston Red Sox coaches and downvote any managers who keep the team from glory for the better part of a century.

Jimmy Collins was the Red Sox first manager, starting the job in 1901. He won a World Series in 1903 and was selected for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Terry Francona ended "The Curse of the Bambino" when he won the World Series in 2004. Francona would then win another World Series in 2007, but was that enough to put him on the list of the greatest MLB coaches ever?

Fans have been trying to determine the best Boston Red Sox skipper of all time for years. Now you can help figure out the answer. Just vote up the best and winningest Boston Red Sox managers, or even just the coaches you like the most. Feel free to rerank the whole list create your own version of Beantown's finest skippers.
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Terry Francona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
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Alex Cora is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
RonnieFarnsworth added age 46
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Dick Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Dec. at 82 (1929-2011)
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Johnny Pesky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Dec. at 93 (1919-2012)
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Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Dec. at 78 (1906-1984)
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Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Dec. at 88 (1867-1955)
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Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
age 76
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John Farrell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
age 57
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Jimmy Collins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Dec. at 73 (1870-1943)
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Jimy Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
age 76
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Joe McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Dec. at 56 (1881-1937)
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Don Zimmer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Dec. at 83 (1931-2014)
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Torey Lovullo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
age 54
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John McNamara is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
John McNamara age 44
15
Ralph Houk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Dec. at 91 (1919-2010)
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Bill Carrigan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Dec. at 86 (1883-1969)
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Hugh Duffy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Dec. at 88 (1866-1954)
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Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Dec. at 84 (1917-2001)
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Jake Stahl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Dec. at 43 (1879-1922)
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Billy Herman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Dec. at 83 (1909-1992)
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Ed Barrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Dec. at 85 (1868-1953)
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Heinie Wagner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Dec. at 63 (1880-1943)
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Bucky Harris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Dec. at 81 (1896-1977)
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Eddie Kasko is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
age 87
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Patsy Donovan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Dec. at 88 (1865-1953)