Chris Antonetti

'Tito' Francona, father of Indians manager Terry, dies.

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.

John "Tito" Francona, who proudly watched his son Terry follow his footsteps to the major leagues, died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday night in New Brighton, Pennsylvania. He was 84.

Francona's passing cast a pall over Cleveland's training camp in Goodyear, Arizona, as pitchers and catchers reported Wednesday. Terry Francona, who has been affectionately called "Tito" for years in a respectful bow to his dad, will leave the team...

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