Some Red Sox history now, from January 6, 1917 when infielder “Black Jack” Jack Barry took over as the club’s 11th manager. Barry managed for a single season, making him one of 13 single-year Red Sox managers (not counting John Farrell). There have been 46 Red Sox managers in total.
Under his leadership the Red Sox went 90-62-5 before Barry enlisted in the US naval reserve at the end of the season, got called to active duty, and missed the 1918 season altogether. After he retired from baseball in 1919 Barry became head baseball coach at his alma mater, Holy Cross, for the next 40 years. He died in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts in 1961 at age 73.
To this day Barry holds the club’s record (and is tied for an MLB record) with the most sacrifice hits in a game (4). It happened August 21, 1916 vs the Indians.