Rookie managers to win the World Series include Alex Cora as the fifth addition to the list. Cora started as a manager for the Red Sox in 2018.
Bob Brenly, Ralph Houk, Eddie Dyer, and Bucky Harris were the other four managers who won the World Series in their rookie years. They were skilled to lead their team to victory after making a managerial debut in the same season.
The Sox managed to win the World Series that year even though Cora had just debuted as a manager. He has a combined record of three World Series titles obtained over his extensive career as a player, coach, and manager.
His first World Series was won as a player for the Red Sox in 2007 when it was managed by Terry Francona. After his retirement from MLB as a player, he started working as a bench coach for the Houston Astros in 2017.
It was also the year when the Astros obtained their first World Series title in the franchise's history. Cora had multiple opportunities to manage the team as a replacement for Andrew J. Hinch after being ejected by the umpires.
The following year, he was hired by the Boston Red Sox as the 49th manager for the team after the termination of John Farrell. Cora also had a history with the Sox as their champion player from the 2007 World Series.
Additionally, his previous experience as a coach and temporary manager for the Astros in 2017 played a major role in his acceptance as a full-time manager for the Red Sox.
Cora the best rookies season as a manager since the Sox secured the first position in the AL East Division Ranks. They had the highest record of 108-54 record with a .667 winning percentage for that season.
The team had their last World Series victory that year after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in 5 games. After managing the team for two seasons, he stepped down from his position in 2019.
It was influenced by the circumstances surrounding his involvement in the sign-stealing scandal from 2018. He was later reinstated as a manager for the team in 2021 after the MLB investigation concluded in 2020.