Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona talks during a news conference for baseball's upcoming World Series against the Chicago Cubs on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Charlie Riedel

When the UA outfielder was chosen the 1980 NCAA baseball player of the year, leading Arizona to the national championship, his career was just beginning. He played 10 seasons in MLB and then managed the Boston Red Sox to historic World Series championships in 2004 and 2007, before guiding the Cleveland Indians to the 2016 World Series. He also spent a year as one of ESPN’s top baseball analysts.

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Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.