The Boston Red Sox have had some remarkable and not so remarkable players serve as manager and played for the team. Here are the All-Stars.
I have managed the Boston Red Sox. You have managed the Red Sox. We usually do it from our perch in front of the TV or in the stands. We know more than the manager and certainly would have brought in the right pitcher and not the wrong pitcher. Unlike the field boss sitting in the dugout, we have the advantage of hindsight.
The Red Sox have had 47 managers in their 120 seasons with Ron Roenicke being victim number 48 if a season starts. Some were around just for one game such as Rudy York in 1959. The interim manager or just filling the role until a new hire has an extensive list such as Del Baker in 1960 and the previously mentioned York. A few may just surface on this list.
In this exercise of baseball history, a number were player-managers since that was quite common. But times change and Pete Rose was the last to fill a dual role.
This will be that group that played for the Boston Red Sox and managed for the Boston Red Sox.