Richard H. O'Connell (unofficial)

After dismissing Bucky Harris in September 1960, the Red Sox eliminated the official position of general manager. However, from 1960 to 1962, Dick O'Connell, as Executive Vice President of Business and Baseball Operations, assumed the role and responsibilities of the general manager. Though the club suffered through a desultory stretch in the immediate post-Ted Williams years, O'Connell began to rebuild the team's farm system along with minor league director Billy Evans. O'Connell's efforts in the early 1960s foreshadowed the crucial management role he played in the franchise's 1967 revitalization.

General Manager Eddie Collins, Owner Tom Yawkey and Manager Bucky Harris in 1934 (Credit: Leslie Jones Collection/Boston Public Library)