A sad day for Red Sox and baseball in general, as the Boston Globe released the news of the passing of former MLB manager John McNamara. Although the cause of his death is unknown, his wife and nephew confirmed it.
McNamara was top honors in the Major Leagues for 20 seasons, coaching teams such as: Atlético Padres, Reds, Angels, Indians and Red Sox, teams with which he won the American League pennant and played in the World Series in 1986, which they lost against the New York Mets. That year he was named manager of the year.
In his career John McNamara records an overall record of 1160-1233 (.485) wins and loses in 20 seasons led from the bench. Rest In Peace, John McNamara, who died in Tennessee at the age of 88.