On March 1, 2002 — The Boston Red Sox fire general manager immediately after John W. Henry, Tom Werner and New England Sports Ventures took control of the Red Sox, Dan Duquette and replace him with Mike Port on an interim basis.

Despite 93 regular-season wins, and Port’s midseason acquisition of outfielder Cliff Floyd, Boston finished second in the AL East and missed the Wild Card.  Port resumed his former role. and continued to serve as the Red Sox’ VP, when the  red sox appoint Theo Epstein as Boston’s general manager, he will be with the club through the club’s 2004 World Championship.