Terry Francona’s wife Jacque Lang married him on January 9, 1982. 1982 was the first offseason following Tito’s rookie year with the Montreal Expos. The fact the couple made it through the minors and Jacque still wanted to marry him says a lot about their relationship. Terry Francona’s wife has given birth to four children, son Nicholas, and daughters Alyssa, Leah, and Jamie. Baseball runs in the family blood. Terry’s father is a former major leaguer himself. Nicholas played through college and some Cape Cod League ball. Two of their daughters played softball for UNC. Until the Red Sox blundered by firing Tito, he and Jacque lived in Brookline, MA.
While living in Brookline, Terry Francona’s wife was very active in the community. The entire Francona family supported various charities. They most notably hosted a gala called “Believing in Brookline Kids”. This event helped fund the Brookline Community Mental Health Center Kids’ Fund.
On a personal note: Terry Francona was arguably the best manager in Red Sox history. He is inarguably the most important manager in Red Sox history. The guy could always handle the press and the fans. And for the most part, an eclectic and at times difficult cast of characters in the clubhouse. His sense of humor was evident in the dugout, and in the managers office after the game. Our personal favorite Tito story involves a shirtless flexing picture. This purportedly took place his daughter’s engagement party. The guy rumored to be his future son-in-law looks on in terror. There’s so much happening in the picture. But, there’s nothing quite like the stoic, stone faced, shirtless and gun flexing Francona. That image, in that situation speaks volumes about the dude.
Thank you for the two rings, Tito, and best of luck with your next team. But, as they’re in the ALCS, it’s clear that Cleveland got themselves a good one.