Found April 19, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
Twenty-five years ago, when they were briefly teammates on a typically mediocre 1980s Cleveland Indians squad, John Farrell seemed to bring out the best in Terry Francona. I’m not just basing that on some random, hazy childhood memories, either. I actually went to the trouble of looking it up—which should say something about how entertaining last night’s ballgame was.  As it turns out, there were 10 games in which future managers Farrell and Francona were both in the starting line-up for the 1988 Tribe. And in those games—for reasons unknown to all but the parties involved—Tito hit a whopping .429 (18 for 42), including his lone home run of the season. In games in which anyone other than Farrell was Cleveland’s starting pitcher, meanwhile, Francona’s average dropped to .282.  On the flip side, John Farrell did not seem to find Francona’s presence mutually beneficial. In those same aforementioned 10 ballgames, the normally solid right-hander surrendered 38 earned runs in just 61.1 in...
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