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Manager John Farrell's steady leadership brings Red Sox from last place to World Series

  • Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell speaks during a news conference before a workout at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. The Red Sox are scheduled to host the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of baseball's World Series on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell speaks during a news conference before a workout at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. The Red Sox are scheduled to host the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of baseball's World Series on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell watches during practice before Game 3 of baseball's World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell watches during practice before Game 3 of baseball's World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester (31) is taken out of the game by manager John Farrell during the eighth inning of Game 5 of baseball's World Series Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester (31) is taken out of the game by manager John Farrell during the eighth inning of Game 5 of baseball's World Series Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)  (The Associated Press)

John Farrell failed in his last managerial job. The Boston Red Sox had their worst record in nearly a half century.

After a dismal 2012 season for both, they're together now and that past seems so far away. Farrell has led the Red Sox to Game 6 of the World Series with a chance to clinch it on Wednesday night against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Farrell says he tries to live out what his team has lived out this year and that's not to look back.

He had a 73-89 record last year in his second and final season as manager of the Toronto Blue Jays. Boston was even worse with a 69-93 mark.

But this year the Red Sox tied the Cardinals for the majors' best record at 97-65.