managerial milestones. When the Red Sox win their 61st game of the 2011 season, it will be the 1,000th win of Terry Francona's career.
Fifty-five managers have reached that mark and Tito is one of two skippers who should make the list this summer. Mike Scioscia of the Angels has 980 wins and will almost certainly get there before Francona, so Tito should be #57 on the list.
Baltimore's Buck Showalter is at 916 wins. But since the Orioles have not topped 75 wins in any of the last six seasons, winning at least 84 games is unlikely.
(Also: Check out this BBTN video with Francona and Dustin Pedroia. Tito's comments about FY not being recognized while buying some hot dogs during a recent game are pretty funny, too.)