Originally posted on A Red Sox Fan From Pinstripe Territory  |  Last updated 11/30/11
The Red Sox have had 45 managers. (Wikipedia's list shows 44--Cy Young's 1907 stint is left off of there. This list on redsox.com also leaves out Young. I don't know if there's controversy over this or if somebody just effed up....) Bobby Valentine is the second born in my home state of Connecticut, though it is uncertain whether he is of Martian descent. The other was Jack Barry, player-manager in 1917, born in my dad's hometown of Meriden. The most common birthplaces for a Sox manager are California and Illinois, with five each. More than half came from the sextet of California, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Two were born outside the United States (one in Nova Scotia, Canada, and one in Ireland). Here are the birthplaces of all the skips:California (5)Illinois (5)New York (4)Ohio (4)Pennsylvania (3)Texas (3)Alabama (2)Connecticut (2)Indiana (2)Massachusetts (2)New Jersey (2)Oregon (2)IrelandKansasMaineMarylandMissouriNebraskaNova ScotiaRhode IslandSouth Dakota
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