Tito Francona dead at 84
CLEVELAND — Former major-leaguer John “Tito” Francona, the father of Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona, has died. He was 84.
The Indians said the elder Francona died unexpectedly at his Pennsylvania home on Tuesday night.
Francona played in the majors for 15 seasons, six with the Indians. He batted .363 and finished fifth in AL MVP voting in 1959.