A fun story involving Terry Francona and his dad Tito


In a column for Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer, Terry Pluto tells a funny story that involves Indians manager Terry Francona and his dad Tito.

In 1958, Tito wanted a raise. He spoke to then-GM of the Tigers John McHale, saying he wanted a raise because his wife was pregnant — with Terry. McHale responded, “That’s not my problem.”

As much as I’d like to spoil the next part of the story, it’s worth reading Pluto’s set-up, so go check it out. It’s worth your time.