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Book Review

‘Francona’ revelations mostly about Red Sox bosses

It’s not often that baseball aficionados and gossip gluttons can plunk down on a shared portion of outfield grass with the same book for an afternoon of readerly delight, but “Francona’’ can bridge those kinds of differences, if not exactly a lot of others.

This long-awaited memoir, penned by Terry Francona with veteran Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy, focuses on the eight years Francona spent at the helm of the Boston Red Sox, a period in which he guided the team to two World Series victories, including the 2004 championship that ended the team’s 86-year drought and established him as one of the most important managers in the storied franchise’s history.

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