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Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell laid groundwork for his career at Oklahoma State

Those who knew Farrell when he played and coached at OSU aren’t surprised he’s had success as a major league manager and coach.

By Mike Baldwin Published: October 23, 2013

When John Farrell arrived for his recruiting visit to Oklahoma State, the right-hander from New Jersey was wearing a suit and tie.

“That’s Johnny,” said Tom Holliday, who spent 26 years with OSU’s baseball program. “I always thought he’d be an executive. I thought Johnny was destined for a front-office job, possibly be a general manager.”

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