Name: John Edward Farrell
Born: August 4, 1962
Occupation: MLB manager
John Farrell was born in Monmouth, New Jersey on August 4, 1962. He is the son of Tom Farrell, a pitcher in the Cleveland Indians farm system during the 1950s, and Suzanne Price. He has two siblings: John and Paul.
John attended Shore Regional High School in Oklahoma State, where he was a successful pitcher.
John was married to Sue, and they had three children, who are all baseball players: Jeremy, Shane and Luke. The couple filed for divorce in 2015. In 2016, there were rumors that John was dating Jessica Moran, a Boston Red Sox reporter.
Right out of high school, John was drafted by the Oakland Athletics, but he refused to sign as he wanted to concentrate on college first. Upon his college graduation from Oklahoma State University four years later, John was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the second round of the 1984 draft. Three years later, he made his major league debut and was a member of the starting rotation until the 1990s season.
Because of a significant right elbow injury, John missed the 1991 and 1992 seasons. Following his return, John was signed by the California Angels in 1993-1994, the Cleveland Indians in 1995 and the Detroit Tigers in 1996. He eventually retired from professional baseball in 1997.
After his retirement, John served as an assistant coach, pitching and recruiting coordinator with Oklahoma State University. He stepped down from his position in 2001. At the end of that year, John worked as the director of player development for the Cleveland Indians until 2006. In that same year, the Boston Red Sox hired John as its new pitching coach.
In 2010, the Toronto Blue Jays hired John as the team’s manager for the 2011 season. By 2012, John returned to the Red Sox organization, this time as the squad’s manager. In his first year, he was named American League Manager of Year and won the World Series. After a couple of disappointing years, the Red Sox won the American League East division in 2016.
John made headlines in August 2015 when he was diagnosed with stage 1 lymphoma. For 10 weeks, bench coach Torey Lovullo would substitute for John and manage the team for the remainder of the 2015 season. John dismissed the cancer as anything serious because he discovered it quite early.
We estimate that John Farrell’s net worth is $2 million (2017).
So how much is $2 million really?
$2 million can re-sign Terry Francona to replace John Farrell in 2018. $2 million can also pay for the one-year salary of relief pitcher Fernando Abad.