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2004 World Champion Boston Red Sox

Architects of a Dream

The manager, coaches, staff, and owners who made the impossible happen

Terry Francona Terry John Francona, #47   •   Manager
Born: 4/22/59  Height: 6'1"  Weight: 185

Francona joined the Red Sox in the off-season to high expectations, with his predecessor having taken the blame for the previous year's end despite winning 95 games and being one win away from the World Series. He joined a team of self-professed "idiots", a diverse group of veterans who were used to doing things their own way, and got the best out of each individual as he brought them together to play as a team. In the postseason, the "experts" said he wouldn't be able to compete with the more experienced managers Mike Scoscia, Joe Torre, and Tony LaRussa, but he proved them wrong, out-managing all three. He made all the right moves in October. Handling the pitching staff and positional substitutions was made more difficult with all the extra-inning games, and after losing the first three ALCS games, there was no margin of error for any of his decisions. Yet he was able to do what hadn't been done in 86 years, guiding the Red Sox to a World Championship.

Brad Mills James Bradley (Brad) Mills, #2   •   Bench Coach
Born: 1/19/57  Height: 6'0"  Weight: 190

Mills was Francona's teammate and roommate at the University of Arizona, and they played together on the Montreal Expos from 1981-1983. He also served as first base coach when Francona managed the Phillies from 1997-2000. His close professional relationship with the manager made him a perfect choice for bench coach.

Dave Wallace David William (Dave) Wallace, #17   •   Pitching Coach
Born: 11/28/68  Height: 5'10"  Weight: 185

Wallace joined the team on an interim basis in 2003 when then-pitching coach Tony Cloninger took a medical leave of absence. He returned in 2004, and oversaw a strong pitching staff that dominated the competition in the postseason.

Ron Jackson Ronnie (Ron) Jackson, #22   •   Hitting Coach
Born: 5/9/53  Height: 6'0"  Weight: 240

For the second straight year, "Papa Jack" guided the Red Sox offense to be a formidable lineup from top to bottom. The Red Sox led the majors in runs, batting average, doubles, extra-base hits, total bases, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage.

Dale Sveum Dale Curtis Sveum, #41   •   Third Base Coach
Born: 11/23/63  Height: 6'3"  Weight: 185

Sveum took his share of heat in August when a couple of baserunners were thrown out at the plate in crucial situations. But in the postseason - for example when he waved Dave Roberts in from second on Bill Mueller's single in Game 4 of the ALCS - he did everything right.

Lynn Jones Lynn Morris Jones, #35   •   First Base Coach
Born: 1/1/53  Height: 5'9"  Weight: 175

After serving as the minor league outfield and baserunning instructor for the Red Sox in 2003, Jones became the first base coach in 2004. He suffered an eye injury in May and missed two and a half months of the season.

Bill Haselman William Joseph (Bill) Haselman, #44   •   Interim First Base Coach
Born: 5/25/66  Height: 6'3" Weight: 220

Haselman was a catcher for the Red Sox from 1995-1997 and in 2003. In 2004 he retired as a player but returned to the team as a major league scout and instructor. He filled in as first base coach in May, June, and July while Lynn Jones was out with an injury.

Euky Rojas Euclides Rodriguez (Euky) Rojas, #54   •   Bullpen Coach
Born: 8/25/67  Height: 6'0"  Weight: 210

Rojas returned for his second season as bullpen coach. He had been a member of the Cuban National Team before an arm injury ended his career in 1996.

Dana Levangie Dana Levangie, #60   •   Bullpen Catcher

Levangie returned for his eighth season as bullpen catcher. A native of Whitman, MA, he had been drafted by the Red Sox in 1991 and made it as high as Pawtucket in 1995.

Ino Guerrero Ino Guerrero, #65   •   Major League Staff

Guerrero served as batting practice pitcher, helping the stars in the Red Sox lineup gear up for each game. When David Ortiz participated in the Home Run Derby at the All-Star Game, he brought Guerrero along to throw to him.

Bill Morgan Dr. William (Bill) Morgan   •   Medical Director

Morgan served as team physician and medical director for the whole organization. He proved to be instrumental to the Championship, when he developed an unprecedented procedure to allow Curt Schilling to pitch in the ALCS and World Series with a dislocated ankle tendon. The ankle would require surgery in the off-season, but Morgan's procedure - invented just for this situation and tested on a cadaver - used sutures in the tissue around the tendon to form a wall that would serve as a sheath, keeping it in place long enough for the star pitcher to make two crucial postseason starts.

Chris Correnti, Chang Lee, and Jim Rowe Chris Correnti   •   Assistant Trainer / Rehabilitation Coordinator
Chang-Ho Lee   •   Assistant Trainer
Jim Rowe   •   Head Trainer

Rowe, Lee, and Correnti were kept busy treating the many injuries that cropped up over the course of the season.

Theo Epstein Theo Epstein   •   Senior Vice President / General Manager

In just his second year on the job, the youngest general manager in baseball history reshaped the Red Sox organization and delivered a long-awaited World Series victory. He picked up key contributors by signing players dropped to waivers and underrated free agents like David Ortiz, Bill Mueller, and Kevin Millar. He made two major trades, acquiring Curt Schilling in the off-season, and dealing franchise icon Nomar Garciaparra for defensive whizzes Orlando Cabrera and Doug Mientkiewicz in time for the stretch run.

John W. Henry

John W. Henry
Principal Owner

Tom Werner

Thomas C. Werner

Larry Lucchino

Larry Lucchino
President / CEO

The ownership trio made it all possible. In only three years of owning the team, they changed the organizational philosophy to make the team more accessible. They made Fenway Park cleaner and more fan-friendly. And they hired the right scouting, consulting, and player development people to put the perfect team on the field.

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