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Joe Morgan proved the phrase "popular Red Sox manager" is not an oxymoron. The Walpole, Massachusetts native guided the Sox through one of the most memorable periods in franchise history. Joe became Red Sox manager on July 14, 1988 and "Morgan's Magic" was the story of baseball, as the Sox won Joe's first 12 games as skipper, and 19 of his first 20, to take over the American League East lead enroute to a first-place finish. Joe was named American League Manager of the Year in 1988, despite managing just half the season. Morgan led the Red Sox to another AL East crown in 1990. As a major league manager, Morgan compiled a 301-262 record with two division titles in four seasons. Joe was a minor league manager from 1966 through 1982, and was honored four times as his leagues' "Manager of the Year." He is a 1953 graduate of Boston College, where he was a standout in baseball and hockey.
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