Today in Tribe History: April 22, 1959

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Former Cleveland Indians first baseman/outfielder Terry Francona is born in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Francona played for the Tribe during the 1988 season, hitting .311 in 62 games. His father, Tito Francona, also played for the Indians during the 1960s. Terry Francona is best known for his managerial achievements. Francona was Michael Jordan’s manager with the Birmingham Barons in 1991 and he was also the manager of the Boston Red Sox team that broke the franchise’s 86 year World Series title drought in 2004.

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