Terry Francona is an MLB manager. Francona represented the United States at the 1979 Pan American Games and attended the University of Arizona, where he played baseball. Francona and the Arizona Wildcats won the 1980 College World Series and Francona was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Francona won the 1980 Golden Spikes Award and was drafted in the first round of the 1980 amateur draft by the Montreal Expos.
Previously, he was the manager of the Boston Red Sox, whom he led to two World Series titles, ending the franchise's 86-year championship drought. Before that, Francona had a four-year stint as the manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. After, Francona was hired to manage the Red Sox in 2004 and led the team to their first championship since 1918. He won another World Series with Boston in 2007 and continued to manage the team until the end of the 2011 season when his contract was not renewed. In 2013, Francona was hired to manage the Cleveland Indians and led them to an AL pennant in 2016.
In August and September 2017, he led the Indians to a 22-game win streak, the longest win streak in AL history and the longest without ties in MLB history, as of 2021. As of 2021, Francona is still the head coach for the Cleveland Indians.