Terry Francona loves to talk about his dad. Their relationship went way beyond baseball.
One a Cleveland Indians player, the other the team's adored manager. Father and son.
Tito and the kid who became Tito.
Former Oriole John “Tito” Francona, who proudly watched his son Terry follow his footsteps to the major leagues, died unexpectedly at his home Tuesday night in New Brighton, Pa. He was 84.
Francona signed in 1952 with the St. Louis Browns, who became the Orioles after the 1953 season. After a minor league season in York, Pa., and another in Aberdeen, S.D., he spent 1954 and 1955 in the Army, then made the major league roster at the beginning of the 1956...