Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Indians Manager Terry Francona Was Born In Aberdeen South Dakota


Outside of Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indian fans, I’d guess there’s not much of a rooting interest in South Dakota concerning the World Series. My Minnesota twins were edged out of the race kind of, ah, early.

But then again, maybe there should be.

After all, the manager of the Cleveland Indians is a South Dakota native. At least technically.

Yep, tis true…Terry Francona, two time World Series champion (and maybe soon to be three) was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota in 1959.

According to the Aberdeen American News (an interesting article from June of 2008), Terry’s dad Tito was playing for the Aberdeen Pheasants, a Baltimore Oriole farm club at the time, and Terry’s mother was an Aberdeen native.

Now, in the interest of total honesty, Terry didn’t spend long in Aberdeen, apparently moving along with his folks when he was about 2 years old. The life of a baseball player, you see, can be rather nomadic. Terry pretty much grew up in Pennsylvania, just outside the Pittsburgh area.

But in the American News article he does say his mom talked a lot about Aberdeen. Terry even recalled the name of his mom’s alma mater, the Aberdeen central ‘Golden Eagles’.

By the way, Terry went on to a successful major league playing career, and an even more successful major league managing career.

And it all began in Aberdeen, South Dakota. So maybe now you do have a rooting interest in the World Series!.

Wikipedia Contributed To This Article

See Also:

Subscribe to KDEZ-FM / Easy 100.1 on

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up to have exclusive Easy VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.