Friday, November 2, 2018

TTM Success - Terry Francona

He's a tough signer, so I went through a private signing on SCN through Signatures For Soldiers and landed this signed 87 for the set.  It cost me $15.00, which I thought was well worth it.

Francona (b. 1959) played in the majors from 1981 to 1990 for the Expos, Cubs, Reds, Indians and Brewers.  He had 474 hits, 16 home runs and a .274 batting average.

He has managed the Phillies from 1997 to 2000, the Red Sox from 2004 to 2011 and the Indians from 2013 to the present.  His career managerial record is 1,574-1,430 (.540 win %).  He hasn't had a losing season since his last season in Philadelphia (2000).  He won the World Series with the Red Sox in 2004 and 2007 and has won the AL Manager of the Year Award in 2013 and 2016.  He also led the Indians to the World Series in 2016.

I mailed to the signing on August 16 and got the card back on September 18, for a 33-day TAT.

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