Boston Red Sox Managers

Every Boston Red Sox Manager in Franchise History

This is a comprehensive list of managers for the Boston Red Sox organization. Win / loss statistics, winning percentage, position in division, and games behind the leader are also shown for each manager.

The year leads to the specific American League season in review; the manager(s) name leads to his career statistics; and the roster leads to a list of every player on the team during the year

"Boys must have the spirit of competition in some way and there is none better than baseball." - Boston Red Sox Manager (1935-1947) Joe Cronin
Boston Red Sox Managers
1908 - 2019

Boston Red Sox Managers & Finishes In Chronological Order

Year

Uniform #

Manager(s)

Wins

Losses

WP

Position

GB

Roster

n/a

53
62
.461
5 th
15½

n/a

22
17
.564

n/a

88
63
.583
3 rd

n/a

81
72
.529
4 th
22½

n/a

78
75
.510
5 th
24

n/a

105
47
.691
1 st
+14

n/a

39
41
.488
4 th
15½

n/a

40
30
.571

n/a

91
62
.595
2 nd

n/a

101
50
.669
1 st
+2½

n/a

91
63
.591
1 st
+2

n/a

90
62
.592
2 nd
9

n/a

Ed Barrow

75
51
.595
1 st
+2½

n/a

Ed Barrow

66
71
.482
6 th
20½

n/a

Ed Barrow

72
81
.471
5 th
25½

n/a

75
79
.487
5 th
23½

n/a

61
93
.396
8 th
33

n/a

61
91
.401
8 th
37

n/a

67
87
.435
7 th
25

n/a

47
105
.309
8 th
49½

n/a

46
107
.301
8 th
44½

n/a

51
103
.331
8 th
59

n/a

57
96
.373
8 th
43½

n/a

58
96
.377
8 th
48

n/a

52
102
.338
8 th
50

32

62
90
.408
6 th
45

31

11
44
.200
8 th
64

4

32
67
.323

2

63
86
.423
7 th
34½

27

76
76
.500
4 th
24

4

78
75
.510
4 th
16

4

74
80
.481
6 th
28½

4

80
72
.526
5 th
21

4

88
61
.591
2 nd

4

89
62
.589
2 nd
17

4

82
72
.532
4 th
8

4

84
70
.545
2 nd
17

4

93
59
.612
2 nd
9

4

68
84
.447
7 th
29

4

77
77
.500
4 th
12

4

71
83
.461
7 th
17½

4

104
50
.675
1 st
+12

4

83
71
.539
3 rd
14

n/a

Joe McCarthy

96
59
.619
2 nd
1

n/a

Joe McCarthy

96
58
.623
2 nd
1

n/a

Joe McCarthy

31
28
.525
3 rd
4

30

63
32
.663

30

87
67
.565
3 rd
11

4

76
78
.494
6 th
19

4

84
69
.549
4 th
16

4

69
85
.448
4 th
42

5

84
70
.545
4 th
12

5

84
70
.545
4 th
13

5

82
72
.532
3 rd
16

5

79
75
.513
3 rd
13

5

31
42
.425
5 th
19

34

0
1
.000

16

44
36
.550

16

15
27
.357
7 th
32

32

2
5
.286

5

48
57
.457

5

76
86
.469
6 th
33

5

76
84
.475
8 th
19

22

76
85
.472
7 th
28

22

70
90
.438
8 th
27

35

2
0
1.000

35

62
100
.383
9 th
40

35

64
82
.438
9 th
26

32

8
8
.500

23

92
70
.568
1 st
+1

23

86
76
.531
4 th
17

23

82
71
.536
3 rd
22

32

Eddie Popowski

5
4
.556

30

87
75
.537
3 rd
21

30

85
77
.525
3 rd
18

30

85
70
.548
2 nd
½

30

89
73
.549
2 nd
8

22

84
78
.519
3 rd
7

22

95
65
.594
1 st
+4½

22

41
45
.477
3 rd
15½

34

42
34
.553

34

97
64
.602
2 nd

34

99
64
.607
2 nd
1

34

91
69
.569
3 rd
11½

23

82
73
.529
4 th
19

35

1
4
.200

35

59
49
.546
5 th / 2 nd

35

89
73
.549
3 rd
6

35

78
84
.481
6 th
20

35

86
76
.531
4 th
18

1

John McNamara

81
81
.500
5 th
18½

1

John McNamara

95
66
.590
1 st
+5½

1

John McNamara

78
84
.481
5 th
20

1, 2

John McNamara

43
42
.506
1 st
+1

35

46
31
.597

35

83
79
.512
3 rd
6

35

88
74
.543
1 st
+2

35

84
78
.519
2 nd
7

17

73
89
.451
7 th
23

17

80
82
.494
5 th
15

17

54
61
.470
4 th
17

44

Kevin Kennedy

86
58
.597
1 st
+7

44

Kevin Kennedy

85
77
.525
3 rd
7

22

78
84
.481
4 th
20

22

92
70
.568
2 nd
22

22

94
68
.580
2 nd
4

22

85
77
.525
2 nd

22

65
53
.551
2 nd
13½

16

17
26
.395

3

Grady Little

93
69
.574
2 nd
10½
3

Grady Little

95
67
.586
2 nd
6

47

98
64
.605
2 nd
3

47

95

67

.586

2 nd

0

47

86

76

.531

3 rd

11

47

96

66

.593

1 st

+2

47

95

67

.586

2 nd
2
47
95
67
.586
2 nd
8
47
89
73
.549
3 rd
7
47
90
72
.556
3 rd
7
25
69
93
.426
5 th
26
53
97
65
.599
1 st
+5½
53
71
91
.438
5 th
25
53
50
63
.442
5 th
15
17
28
21
.571
53
93
69
.574
1 st
+4
53
93
69
.574
1 st
+2
20
108
54
.667
1 st
+8

2019

20

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2019

Year

Uniform #

Manager(s)

Wins

Losses

WP

Position

GB

Roster

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