Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Terry Francona's Dad, Former MLB Player, Passes Away

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John "Tito" Francona—the father of former Red Sox manager Terry Franconahas passed away at the age of 84. The elder Francona spent 15 seasons in the major leagues, six with the Cleveland Indians—the team his son Terry now manages. The Indians released the following statement: "On behalf of the entire Indians organization, our thoughts and prayers are with Terry and the entire Francona family. For a generation of Cleveland fans, Tito was one of the all-time favorites to wear an Indians uniform. It was certainly a joy the past five years watching Tito and Terry be together around the ballpark. He will be missed." Francona was an All-Star in 1961. All of us in The Nation send our condolences and best wishes to the Francona family.