Alex Cora, who started his managerial career in 2018 with the Red Sox, led the team to the most wins in a single season in franchise history with 108, en route to capturing the team's ninth World Series championship. He became the fifth first-year manager in MLB history, and the first Puerto Rican manager, to lead his team to a World Series title.
Cora was previously the bench coach for the Houston Astros during their 2017 World Series-winning season. Cora also won a World Series with the Red Sox as a player in 2007. Cora made his MLB debut as a player with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1998 and made stops with the Cleveland Indians, Red Sox, New York Mets, Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals.