Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 10/8/12
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From the Cleveland Indians media relations team; CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians and Executive Vice President & General Manager Chris Antonetti today announced that the club has named TERRY FRANCONA Major League Manager, agreeing to terms on a four-year contract thru 2016. Francona, 53, brings more than 30 years of professional baseball experience to the Indians organization as a player, coach and manager. He most recently led the Boston Red Sox to five playoff appearances, six seasons of 90 or more victories and two World Series titles (2004, 2007) over an eight-season span from 2004-11. He has twelve years of Major League managerial experience, having compiled a record of 1029-915 (.529), and previously guided the Philadelphia Phillies over four seasons from 1997-2000. His 744 wins with the Red Sox rank second in the 112-year history of the Boston American League franchise and he has received BBWAA Manager of the Year votes in six different seasons during his 12-year big...
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