Red Sox general managers through the years
Joe Cronin's early Red Sox teams enjoyed some success, but the club stumbled in the early 1950s. Here Cronin (left) is pictured with Babe Ruth and Braves manager Bill McKechnie.
Cronin might be most notably remembered by the history books by his record of keeping Boston an all-white team and making it the last to integrate.
Cronin had been following the policies set in place by his predecessor, Ed Collins, who served as general manager from 1933-1947. Collins was named to the Hall of Fame in 1939.