Terry Francona Biography

December 8, 2019
First published on:December 8, 2019
by Vineet

Facts of Terry Francona

Birth Name Terrence Jon Francona
Birth Place Aberdeen, South Dakota
Famous Name Terrence Francona
Birth Date April 22, 1959
Net Worth $10 million
Salary $4 million
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Manager
Currently Working For Cleveland Indians
Married to Jaque Francona
Children Nick Francona, and three daughters Alyssa, Leah, and Jamie.
Religion Christan

Terrence Jon Francona who is also famously known as  Tito is the former MLB player, Former coach, and is the current manager for Cleveland Indians. While he was having a career as First baseman / Outfielder in MLB, he played for the teams like Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, and Milwaukee Brewer. He also served as a coach for Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, and Oakland Athletics whereas before Cleveland Indians he used to be the manager of Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox. 

Born on April 22, 1959, in Aberdeen, South Dakota who debuted in MLB on August 19, 1981, from the Montreal Expos. He is the two-time winner of World Series champion, two-time winner of  AL Manager of the Year and has received Golden Spikes Award in 1980.

Net Worth: $10 million

Former manager, coach, and player of MLB have earned a decent amount of fortune and fame through his baseball career. He has an estimated net worth of $10 million and while he used to be the player of MLB between 1981 to 1990, he has earned almost around $900,000.

After retirement, he started his career as a coach and in 1996 he was recruited as the Coach for Detroit Tigers. He must have earned between $1 million to $1.5 million as a coach because Jimmy Key New York Yankees Head Coach was one of the highest-earning coaches during those periods where he used to earn $1.75 million for a season.

Terry Francona SOURCE: Instagram @terryfrancona

When Terry established his self as a manager in Philadelphia Phillies in 1997 and  during those period earnings of  MLB manager was between $10 to $15 million and he must have earned between $5 to $10 million from his manager post because Greg Madduxdagger's former manager of Atlanta Braves, was considered as one of the highest-earning coaches during those days, where he used to earn $11.5 million from Atlanta Braves.

 After serving 3years he resigned from the Atlanta Braves and he continued his coaching career as the full time from Detroit Tigers and in 2004 he resigned from Atlanta Braves and joined Texas Rangers in 2002 where he annually earned $1.5 million as a coach. Further, he joined Oakland Athletics in 2003 where he gained $900,000 as a signing bonus. 

From 2004 he made his come back in manager's post and Francona reported that Francona was making nearly $4 million a season on his deal with the Boston Red Sox and after leading 547 victories and serving almost 8 years for Boston Red Sox, in 2011 he resigned from Red Sox and recruited in Cleveland Indians in 2013.

After replacing Manny Acta, Terry Francona, he signed $4 million worth of contract with Cleveland Indians and till this day he has been with Cleveland Indians and in 2018 he was listed as one of the highest-earning managers of MLB along with Los Angeles Angels' Mike Scioscia, Chicago Cubs' Joe Maddon, and San Francisco Giants' Bruce Bochy.

Married to Jacque Lang 

Francona who is also known as Tito is married to Jacque Lang. The couple seems to know each other since college days and after dating each other for several years on January 9, 1982, they got married.

Terry Francona and his wife Jaque Francona SOURCE: Instagram @terryfrancona

 Jacque has been with Tito since 80's and together they have seen many ups and downs even after almost four decades they are having a wonderful life with their four kids.

Jaque is a social activist and she often appears in charity seminars. Francona and Jaque together they spend their time and some portion of wealth in charity programs.

Athlete Son and Daughter 

Francona and Jaque have four children, a son Nicholas who is known as Nick Francona, and three daughters whose names are Alyssa, Leah, and Jamie.

Terry Francona and his son Nick FranconaSOURCE: Instagram @ferrantorres

His only son Nick Francona is a former American Marine Soldier and after serving his country for few years he entered Major League Baseball. Nick Used to be the baseball player in high school days and during his high school, he won a four-year letter in baseball and once he was regarded as the first-team all-state as a sophomore and he was also Nick was drafted by the Boston Red Sox after high school  and when he left Army, he established his career in MLB as assistant director of player development for the New York Mets.

His two daughters Alyssa and Leah are also athletes and after they finish high school they joined the University of  North Carolina and there they used to play from the senior softball team.

Career Highlights

  • 2× World Series champion won in 2004 & 2007
  • 2× AL Manager of the Year won in 2013 & 2016
  • 1980 Golden Spikes Award 

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