Pedro: Sox Retiring Number 45 'A Great Honor'

(Exclusive FenwayNation Photo)This weekend, Pedro Martinez will be inducted into the MLB Hall Of Fame. Few players in the history of this game deserve enshrinement more than the great No. 45 of the Boston Red Sox. On Tuesday of next week, the team will add to his Cooperstown honor by retiring his uniform number on the facade above the right-field grandstands. His No. 45 will join...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Franchise Four: Did the fans get it right?

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer While the current Red Sox are playing poorly, let's take a look back at some players who have made massive contributions to this team in the past. Over the All-Star break, MLB announced the "franchise four" for each team. The "franchise four" are the four players who best represent the history of that organization. Eight players were...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Franchise Four Announced During All-Star Pregame Ceremony

Narrowing the massive list of Boston Red Sox legends down to one Mount Rushmore of greatness is no easy task, but that’s exactly what voters were tasked with doing this season. Major League Baseball on Tuesday announced the “Franchise Four” for each of its 30 teams in a ceremony before first pitch of the 2015 MLB All-Star game in Cincinnati. Representing the Red Sox were...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball-themed HBO Sports “Documentaries” We’d Like to See

If you haven’t seen the HBO Sports presentation “7 Days in Hell”, what are you doing reading this. Stop what you’re doing…and go. Watch. Laugh. Now, in the spirit of “7 Days in Hell”, here are some baseball-themed HBO Sports “documentaries” we’d like to see. HARVEY’S WALLBANGERS The year was 1982 and the Milwaukee Brewers were a mere 27 outs away from winning...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox to Retire Pedro Martinez's Number

Just two days after Pedro Martinez will join fellow Red Sox legends, such as Carl Yastrzemski, Ted Williams, and Carlton Fisk, in the Baseball Hall...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox To Retire Pedro's #45 On July 28th

(Getty Images)The Red Sox today announced that they will retire the #45 worn by Pedro Martinez on July 28th at Fenway Park. Two days after his enshrinement in the National Baseball Hall Of Fame, Pedro will become the ninth player to have his uniform number retired—joining Bobby Doerr (No. 1), Joe Cronin (No. 4), Johnny Pesky (No. 6), Carl Yastrzemski (No. 8), Ted Williams (No...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

It's official: 45 will be retired.

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterNo one in the Red Sox has worn Pedro Martínez's number since he left the team in 2004, and moments ago it was made official: No one else is going to wear 45.The team announced the following in a press release: Photo by Winslow Townson/AP.The Red Sox today announced plans to retire Pedro Martinez's number 45 as a tribute to his exceptional career in...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Konerko becomes 11th player to have number retired by White Sox

  The Chicago White Sox retired Paul Konerko's No. 14 jersey Saturday before their game against the Minnesota Twins. The fans chanted ''Paulie! Paulie!'' as Konerko entered from the center-field fence and walked through the outfield grass to home plate. He then watched as his family counted down the unveiling of his number on the facade above home plate. ''I know most players that...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox retire Paul Konerko's No. 14

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox retired Paul Konerko's No. 14 jersey Saturday before their game against the Minnesota Twins. The fans chanted ''Paulie! Paulie!'' as Konerko entered from the center-field fence and walked through the outfield grass to home plate. He then watched as his family counted down the unveiling of his number on the facade above home plate. ''I know most...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday - All-Time Greats - Catchers

View image | Stephen Vogt and Russell Martin are off to a fast start and fantasy baseball owners are loving it!  Martin was the 11th catcher selected (17th round) in Yahoo leagues, while Vogt went 15th (21st round), even with his mutli-position eligibility.  Vogt is hitting .307/.413/.605 with 9 home runs and 30 RBI, scoring 20 runs, while Martin is slashing...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wear Throwback Jerseys As Boston Honors 1975 Team (Photos)

BOSTON — Do not adjust your television set. The Red Sox turned back the clock Tuesday night. The Red Sox celebrated the 40th anniversary of their 1975 American League champion team by wearing throwback uniforms for their game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The old school duds were just a taste of the awesome festivities that took place at Fenway Park. 1975 throwbacks are lined up...
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch The Boston Red Sox’s Pregame Ceremony Honoring The 1975 Team

This season marks the 40th anniversary of the Boston Red Sox’s 1975 American League pennant-winning season. The team took the Cincinnati Reds to the brink in the World Series, ultimately falling in seven games. That season featured some of the most iconic players in Red Sox history, including Carl Yastrzemski, Carlton Fisk, and a trio of young outfielders named Fred Lynn, Jim Rice...
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Announce Family Events Schedule For May At Fenway Park

The Boston Red Sox have an eventful month in store for their fans. The club announced its schedule of family events for May on Monday, and it kicks off with a celebration of one of America’s favorite movie franchises. The Red Sox will recognize Star Wars Day on Monday with a “May the 4th Be With You” event. Fans can take photos with Darth Vader...
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of 1975 Team May 5 At Fenway Park

This embed is invalid" /> The atmosphere at Fenway Park will be especially festive May 5. Members of the Red Sox’s 1975 American League championship team will return to Fenway on Tuesday for a 40th anniversary celebration before Boston’s 7:10 p.m. game against the Tampa Bay Rays. In addition to there being a pregame ceremony featuring players from...
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox #MyFenway Promo Will Get You Fired Up For Opening Day (Video)

If you’re a Boston Red Sox fan, you’re probably already fired up for Opening Day. That said, even the most passionate supporters need a kick in the pants every now and then. And the Red Sox absolutely hit a home run with their new #MyFenway commercial. The promo knocks you to the ground with reminders about Bucky Bent and Aaron Boone before picking you right back up with memories...
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Fans Look Back, Fondly Recall Fenway Park Childhood Memories

Boston Red Sox fans all remember their first time. They remember the first time walking down Yawkey Way and smelling the hot dogs and sausages, with vendors’ shouts filling the air and serving as the soundtrack. They remember walking through the turnstiles and into the hallowed grounds. They remember walking through the dark concourses and up the ramps...
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 5 Turns into Instant Classic

There are certain World Series games that are instant classics, like Game 6 in 1975, when Carlton Fisk willed a home run fair to keep the Red Sox alive in the series. And Game 6 in 1986, when the Red Sox snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, giving the Mets new life. And there are some that represent history. Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series was the first...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

How bad was Mike Piazza’s defense?

With Mike Piazza once again being snubbed for the Hall of Fame, garnering 69.9% of the vote from the BBWAA, people have taken to sharing their outrage that the “greatest hitting catcher of all time” isn’t in the Hall. But why is it that we need that caveat of hitting catcher when we talk about Piazza?  Because he was a bad defensive catcher, right?  Wrong.  You actually...
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Piazza’s greatest moments as a New York Met

When Mike Piazza gave Mets fans magic moment after magic moment, he didn’t do so for the accolades, he did so for the love of the sport and the fans that endeared him. So it’s only right Around Citi says to hell with the Baseball Hall of Fame vote- let’s look at our five greatest Piazza moments. 5. Piazza’s 200th home run vs. Billy Wagner (Sept. 16, 1998.)  Mike Piazza...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

New Book On Carlton Fisk Arrives In October

Doug Wilson, who has written fabulous books about Brooks Robinson, Mark Fidrych and others, has a new book coming out next Fall about Red Sox legend Carlton Fisk. Titled, "Pudge, The Biography Of Carlton Fisk", the book will offer insights by Fred Lynn, Rico Petrocelli and Eddie Kasko. It will even probe the psyche of a certain un-named umpire. The book is scheduled for release in...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The new annual Yankee refrain: "So long, Robby"

The Yankees will never bolt a plaque for David Robertson onto the hallowed walls of Monument Park. They will never retire his jersey number 30. The man who replaced Mariano will not go into Cooperstown as a lifelong Yankee. For a long time to come, there may not be such things.Today, Robby is becoming a Chicago Whitesock. For some reason, I cannot rid my mind of the name Carlton...
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: November 7, 1990

Cleveland Indians catcher Sandy Alomar Jr. is announced as the unanimous winner of the American League Rookie of the Year Award. Alomar becomes just the third player to be elected by a unanimous vote (Carlton Fisk, Mark McGwire). He hit .290 in his first season in Cleveland with nine home runs and 66 RBI. He was voted to his first of three straight Midsummer Classic starts during...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Our All-Time Red Sox Position Player Team

Since we have about 100 days until the start of Spring Training, we thought we'd occupy our feeble minds with the construction of an All-Time Red Sox Position Player Team (exclusive of pitchers and DH). Here goes:First Base: Jimmy Foxx (runner-up: Mo Vaughn)Second Base: Dustin Pedroia (runner-up: Bobby Doerr)Third Base: Wade Boggs (runner-up: Frank Malzone)Shortstop: Nomar Garciaparra...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

1975 Game Seven, on Gabber!

I miss baseball already. I certainly already miss this year’s postseason, which in my opinion was the most thrilling and eventful one we’ve had since 1986. The Red Sox weren’t involved this time, of course, but I was fine with that, because neither were the Yankees, and all I really need to have a happy October are great baseball games. The 2014 postseason had a metric ton...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants Set Game 6

The Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants have reached one of the most magical nights in baseball. After a 162-game season, a Wild Card Game, a Division Series round, a League Championship round and five games of the World Series, the teams will square off in Kansas City for Game 6. Game 6. Those two words, when discussing the World Series, send shivers down the spines of...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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