Tito Francona Sr., former Tribe great & father of manager Terry, dies at 84

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians are deeply saddened to announce one of the Tribe’s great players John Patsy “Tito” Francona, father of current Indians Manager Terry Francona, passed away at the age of 84 at his home last night in New Brighton, PA.

“Our hearts ache as truly one of the special men in Cleveland Indians history passed away last night,” said Indians Senior VP of Public Affairs Bob DiBiasio. “On behalf of the entire Indians organization, our thoughts and prayers are with Terry and the entire Francona family. For a generation of Cleveland fans, Tito was one of the all-time favorites to wear an Indians uniform. It was certainly ...