MLB 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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Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Cy Young Died at 88 (1867-1955)

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Dick Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Dick Williams Died at 82 (1929-2011)

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Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Joe Morgan age 75

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Johnny Pesky is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Johnny Pesky Died at 93 (1919-2012)

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Hugh Duffy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Hugh Duffy Died at 88 (1866-1954)

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Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Joe Cronin Died at 78 (1906-1984)

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Ralph Houk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Ralph Houk Died at 91 (1919-2010)

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John McNamara is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
John McNamara age 43

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Jimy Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Jimy Williams age 75

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John Farrell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
John Farrell age 56

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Torey Lovullo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Torey Lovullo age 53

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Don Zimmer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Don Zimmer Died at 83 (1931-2014)

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Bill Carrigan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Bill Carrigan Died at 86 (1883-1969)

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Jimmy Collins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Jimmy Collins Died at 73 (1870-1943)

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Joe McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Joe McCarthy Died at 56 (1881-1937)

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Ed Barrow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Ed Barrow Died at 85 (1868-1953)

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Jake Stahl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Jake Stahl Died at 43 (1879-1922)

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Pinky Higgins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Pinky Higgins Died at 60 (1909-1969)

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Grady Little is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Grady Little age 68

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Pete Runnels is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Pete Runnels Died at 63 (1928-1991)

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Kevin Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Kevin Kennedy age 64

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Darrell Johnson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Darrell Johnson Died at 76 (1928-2004)

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Bucky Harris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Bucky Harris Died at 81 (1896-1977)

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Lee Fohl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Lee Fohl Died at 89 (1876-1965)

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Shano Collins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Shano Collins Died at 70 (1885-1955)

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Billy Herman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Billy Herman Died at 83 (1909-1992)

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Del Baker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Del Baker Died at 81 (1892-1973)

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Patsy Donovan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Patsy Donovan Died at 88 (1865-1953)

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George Huff is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
George Huff Died at 64 (1872-1936)

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Heinie Wagner is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Heinie Wagner Died at 63 (1880-1943)

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Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Frank Chance Died at 48 (1876-1924)

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Deacon McGuire is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Deacon McGuire Died at 73 (1863-1936)

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Fred Lake is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Fred Lake Died at 65 (1866-1931)

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Eddie Kasko is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Eddie Kasko age 86

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Rudy York is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Rudy York Died at 57 (1913-1970)

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Bob Unglaub is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Bob Unglaub Died at 35 (1881-1916)

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Steve O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Steve O'Neill Died at 71 (1891-1962)

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Marty McManus is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Marty McManus Died at 66 (1900-1966)

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Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Lou Boudreau Died at 84 (1917-2001)

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Chick Stahl is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Chick Stahl Died at 34 (1873-1907)

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Eddie Popowski is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Eddie Popowski Died at 88 (1913-2001)

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Joe Kerrigan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Joe Kerrigan age 64

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Jack Barry is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Jack Barry Died at 74 (1887-1961)

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Butch Hobson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Butch Hobson age 67

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Billy Jurges is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time
Billy Jurges Died at 89 (1908-1997)

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Bobby Valentine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time