Red Sox general managers through the years
Haywood Sullivan (pictured to the right here with manager Dick Williams in 1966) joined the Red Sox in 1965 as vice president for player personnel. He became general manager of the team in 1978, replacing Dick O'Connell.
Sullivan used home-grown players such as Fred Lynn, Carlton Fisk, and Jim Rice and trade acquisitions such as Jerry Remy and Dennis Eckersley to propel the team in 1978. But the team missed the postseason by losing a one-game playoff to the Yankees.