Tito documentary premieres on MLBN (4/23/2023, 8 p.m. ET)

April 23, 2023

Todd Hall

‘He is baseball’

Terry Francona, manager of the Guardians and a two-time World Series winner, is known for his charismatic personality and is set to be the focus of a new documentary on MLB Network titled “Tito: The Terry Francona Story.” Premiering on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET, the documentary will feature interviews with Francona discussing his experiences managing the Red Sox to their first World Series victory in 86 years, guiding Cleveland to the 2016 World Series, and managing basketball legend Michael Jordan in the Minor Leagues.

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Francona, who is nearing 1,900 career wins, is also candid about his plans for his future in management. The documentary includes interviews with several MLB personalities who have worked with Francona, highlighting his unifying presence, winning approach, and humorous personality. Francona is beloved by many for his friendly rivalry with Rays manager Kevin Cash and his ability to make jokes at his own expense.

The program features interviews with several people, including Chris Antonetti, the Guardians’ president of baseball operations, Kevin Millar, Jon Lester, Curt Schilling, Dustin Pedroia, Scott Rolen, Jason Kipnis, Steven Kwan, and Triston McKenzie, who have worked with Francona over the years. In the documentary, Theo Epstein, the former general manager of the Red Sox, praises Francona, saying that “he is baseball” and that Francona has created countless connections and friendships within the game.

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