Brothers Alex and Joey Cora On Opposite Sides of the Diamond

Alex Cora can enjoy his first season as manager of the Boston Red Sox, now that he has a comfortable lead over the New York Yankees, heading into the final weeks of the season.

His older brother Joey, in his second season as a coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates, admires his brother’s accomplishments and fully understand the pressures of managing for a high-profile team like the Red Sox.

Both of the brothers had major-league playing careers.  Alex played 14 seasons, primarily with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox, with whom he got a World Series ring in 2007.  Joey played  11 seasons in the big-leagues, including one all-star season with Seattle in 1997.

The brothers didn’t face each other this season, but look forward to future competitions.

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Alex Cora beats brother Joey to managerial ranks

On Opening Day, Alex Cora began his inaugural season as the manager of the Boston Red Sox.  After playing 14 years in the majors, Alex got his first major-league managerial gig with the team he helped win a World Series championship in 2007.  Last season he was the bench coach for the World Series champion Houston Astros.

Alex’s brother, Joey, was an 11-year veteran of the big-leagues, having posted an all-star season with the Seattle Mariners in 1997.  Joey has pursued managerial jobs himself, having previously interviewed for a handful of major-league jobs.  He is currently the third-base coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates and still has hopes of eventually joining his brother in the managerial ranks.

Who know, one day we might see the Cora brothers at the helm of teams competing in the World Series.

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