Speier: Bill James leaving his position as Red Sox adviser

From Alex Speier at the Boston Globe on October 24, 2019, on SABR member Bill James:

Almost 17 years after he went from an iconoclastic outsider to a Red Sox insider and immediately became a symbol of a new direction for an organization in a multi-generational championship drought, Bill James announced on his website Thursday he is ending his tenure with the club.

“The time has come for me to end my 17-year working relationship with the Red Sox,” wrote James, 70. “I leave the Red Sox on the best possible terms.”

The Red Sox hired James — widely identified as the father of sabermetrics — as a senior baseball operations adviser in November 2002, the first offseason for the ownership group of principal owner (and current Globe owner) John Henry, chairman Tom Werner, and president/CEO Larry Lucchino.

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Originally published: October 24, 2019. Last Updated: October 24, 2019.