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A look inside ‘Francona: The Red Sox Years’

In his eight seasons as manager of the Red Sox, Terry Francona generally protected his players when they veered off the path. It was one of the qualities that made him the best manager in franchise history.

In his new book, Francona stays loyal to that ideal. But there are some interesting passages in “Francona: The Red Sox Years.”

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