Ron Gardenhire

Red Sox Introduce Alex Cora, Who Credits His Parents For All His Success

Red Sox Introduce Alex Cora, Who Credits His Parents For All His Success

Alex Cora didn't expect his first chance to manage in the major leagues to come this soon, but the new Red Sox manager he says he's ready to take on the challenge of leading one of its most storied franchises.

Cora, 42, was introduced Monday at Fenway Park as the 47th manager of the Red Sox. A native of Puerto Rico, he becomes the first minority manager of a team that was the last in the majors to field a black player.

"I've always said the last two years, that I'm a capable manager. It was going to come down to somebody to give me that opportunity," he said. "I never thought that I was getting interviewed because I was a minority. I happen to be."...

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