Red Sox Hall of Fame
  Rick Burleson
  Ken Coleman
  Tony Conigliaro
  Dom DiMaggio
  Dwight Evans
  Boo Ferriss
  Carlton Fisk
  Larry Gardner
  Tex Hughson
  Jackie Jensen
  Duffy Lewis
  Jim Lonborg
  Fred Lynn
  Frank Malzone
  Ned Martin
  Bill Monbouquette
  Dick O’Connell
  Mel Parnell
  Johnny Pesky
  Rico Petrocelli
  Dick Radatz
  Jim Rice
  Reggie Smith
  Bob Stanley
  Luis Tiant
  Smoky Joe Wood
  Jean R. Yawkey

  Eddie Collins
  Jimmy Collins
  Joe Cronin
  Bobby Doerr
  Carlton Fisk
  Jimmie Foxx
  Curt Gowdy
  Lefty Grove
  Harry Hooper
  Rick Ferrell
  Babe Ruth
  Tris Speaker
  Ted Williams
  Carl Yastrzemski
  Tom Yawkey
  Cy Young

  Retired Numbers
  Bobby Doerr
  Joe Cronin
  Carlton Fisk
  Ted Williams
  Carl Yastrzemski

The Red Sox Hall of Fame

The Red Sox Hall of Fame began in 1995 to recognize the outstanding careers of former Red Sox players. A 15-member selection committee comprised of Red Sox broadcasters and executives, past and present media personal, and representatives from The Sports Museum of New England and the BoSox Club are responsible for nominating candidates.

Criteria for selection into the Red Sox Hall of Fame
Player must have played a minimum of three years with the Red Sox and must have been out of uniform as an active player for at least three years. Non-uniformed persons (broadcasters, front office) are inducted by a unanimous vote of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame selection committee.

Note: Former Red Sox players and personnel in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown are automatically enshrined in the Boston Hall. They include: Eddie Collins, Jimmy Collins, Joe Cronin, Bobby Doerr, Jimmie Foxx, Curt Gowdy, Lefty Grove, Harry Hooper, Rick Ferrell, Babe Ruth, Tris Speaker, Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, longtime owner Tom Yawkey, and Cy Young.

The Inductees

Wade Boggs (1982-92)
Boggs has three of the team's Top 10 all-time highest batting averages and is the only Red Sox to ever hit over .360 in four different seasons. Boggs won five batting titles with the Red Sox, including four straight from 1985-88. He hit over .300 in his first ten years in a Red Sox uniform, had 200 hits or more in seven straight seasons, and his .338 career average while in a Boston uniform ranks second all-time to Ted Williams (.344).
Inducted on November 10, 2004

Rick Burleson (1974-80)
Nicknamed the Rooster, Burleson played for the Sox from 1974-80, hitting .274 in 1,031 games. He played another six injury-plagued seasons in California and Baltimore, where he finished his big league career in 1987. Burleson turned more double plays than any Red Sox shortstop in history and still holds the major league single season record for most double plays by a shortstop with 147 in 1980. He is currently managing the Billings (Montana) Mustangs, Cincinnati's affiliate in the rookie Pioneer League, and his goal is to make it back to the majors one day as a manager.
Inducted on November 14, 2002

Ken Coleman (1966-74, 1979-89)
Coleman was one of the legendary radio and TV voices of the Red Sox for 20 years. He also broadcast Cincinnati Reds games from 1975-78, called play-by-play in two Red Sox World Series (1967 and 1986) and two Red Sox ALCS (1986 and 1988). The Quincy, MA native was also the voice of the Cleveland Indians and NFL Cleveland Browns from 1952-65. Ken called every touchdown that Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown ever scored. Additionally he was written five sports broadcasting books and is one of the founding fathers of the BoSox Club, the most successful professional sports booster club in America.
Inducted on May 18, 2000

Tony Conigliaro, OF (1964-67, 69-70, 75)
Tony C. hit .267 with 162 HR and 501 RBI during his 802-game Red Sox career. He was the youngest A.L. player to reach 100 home runs. On August 18, 1967 Tony was hit by a pitch, which broke his cheekbone and seriously damaged his left eye. He made a remarkable return in 1969 when he hit 20 HR and 82 RBI in 141 games, earning the Comeback Player of the Year award. After a stint with the Angels in 1971, the Revere, MA returned to the Red Sox briefly in 1975 before retiring from the game. He suffered a serious heart attack in 1982 from which he never completely recovered. He passed away in February 1990. Today, the Tony Conigliaro Award is given annually to the player who best overcomes an obstacle and continues to thrive through the adversity.
Inducted on November 1, 1995

Dom DiMaggio, OF (1940-42, 46-53)
Dom had a .298 career average for the 11 seasons that he was a Red Sox. In 1939 the Red Sox purchased him for $75,000 from the San Francisco Seals. DiMaggio hit .301 during his rookie season in 1940, joining Ted Williams and Doc Cramer in a .300-hitting outfield trifecta. Shortly thereafter, he missed three seasons while serving in the Navy. “The Little Professor” scored more than 100 runs seven times, leading the league in 1950 and 51. A 7-time All Star and the younger brother of The Yankee Clipper, Dom is among the all-time Red Sox leaders in several hitting categories, and had a 34-game hitting streak in 1949.
Inducted on November 1, 1995

Dennis Eckersley, P (1978-84, 98)
The Eck, acquired in a trade with Cleveland, first rose to prominence as a 23-year old starting pitcher in Boston, going 20-8 in 1978. He went on to win 84 games in the Red Sox starting rotation before he was traded to the Cubs during the 1984 season for Bill Buckner. Eckersley returned to Boston to finish his career in 1998. In between, he became baseball's most dominant closer with Oakland, where he saved 320 games in 9 seasons, and won the 1992 AL Cy Young and MVP Awards. Eckersley was also inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 2004. He currently works for NESN as a studio analyst.
Inducted on November 10, 2004

Dwight Evans, RF (1972-90)
Dewey played in 2,505 games for the Red Sox, second most in club history. The 3-time All Star his 379 HR and had 1,346 RBI. He ranks second all-time on the Red Sox in at-bats (8,726), third in doubles and walks, and fourth in home runs, RBI’s, and hits (2,373). From 1981-90, Dwight hit 251 homers, the most of any A.L. player. He tied for the A.L. lead in home runs in 1981 and lead the league three times in walks. The 8-time Gold Glove winner is remembered for his great catch in the 11th inning of Game 6 of the 1975 World Series that robbed Joe Morgan of a home run. In two World Series Evans hit .300 with 3 HR and 14 RBI in 14 games. Dwight was named hitting coach for the Red Sox in 2002.
Inducted on May 18, 2000

Boo Ferriss, P (1945-50)
Ferriss spent six seasons with Boston, compiling a 65-30 mark with a 3.64 ERA. He was 21-10 with a 2.96 ERA in 1945, his rookie year, and defeated all seven AL opponents the first time he faced them. It took him only 30 career appearances to win 20 games, a record tied by three other pitchers in MLB history. He had an even better 1946 season, going 25-6, and pitched a complete-game shutout in Game 3 against the Cardinals during the 1946 World Series. Ferriss's career was cut short by asthma and arm trouble and he later served as a pitching coach for the Red Sox (1955-59) and at Delta State in Mississippi, where the baseball field was named after him when he retired in 1988. His real first name is Dave; “Boo” is his childhood nickname stemming from his inability to pronounce “brother.”
Inducted on November 14, 2002

Carlton Fisk, C (1969, 1971-80)
Carlton became the Red Sox starting catcher in 1972 and was the first unanimous A.L. Rookie of the Year after hitting .293 with 22 HR and a league high 9 triples in 131 games. He also won the Gold Glove award. In 1975 he came back in late June from a broken arm to hit .331 with 52 RBI in 79 games during the pennant drive. In the ALCS against Oakland he hit .417 and had two home runs in the classic 1975 World Series against the Reds. He will long be remembered for waving his home run fair in the 12th inning of Game 6. In his 11-year Boston career, he hit .284 with 162 HR and was a 7-time All Star. In July of 2000 Fisk was inducted into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and in September of 2000 his # 27 became only the sixth number in team history to be retired.
Inducted on September 8, 1997

Larry Gardner, 3B (1908-17)
Gardner joined the Red Sox in 1908 after attending the University of Vermont. The Enosburg Falls, VT native helped Boston win three World Series (1912, 15, 16). He hit a sacrifice fly off the Giants’ legendary Christy Mathewson in the last of the 10th as the Sox won the final game of the dramatic World Series in Fenway Park’s inaugural year of 1912. The left-handed hitting Gardner compiled a .283 average during his tenure in Boston and is fifth in club history with 87 triples and 134 stolen bases. After his retirement from baseball, he became the athletic director and baseball coach at his Alma matter until 1952.
Inducted on May 18, 2000

Tex Hughson, P (1941-49)
Born Cecil Carlton Hughson, "Tex" spent his entire 8-year career with the Red Sox, compiling a 96-54 record with a 2.94 ERA. An All Star for three straight seasons (1942-44), the Texas native and University of Texas graduate led the AL in wins (22-6), complete games (22), innings (281), and strikeouts (113) in 1942. After spending 1945 in the military, Hughson helped pitch the Red Sox into the 1946 World Series, finishing with a 20-11 record. After that, arm problems took their toll and he won only 19 more games before his career ended in 1949.
Inducted on November 14, 2002

Bruce Hurst, P (1980-88)
Hurst was one of the few left-handers in Red Sox history who excelled at Fenway Park, where he was 33-9 from 1986 to 1988. His 56 wins at Fenway are second among lefties only to Mel Parnell. In 1986, Hurst finished the regular season with a 2.99 ERA and led the Red Sox to the World Series. His 2-0 record and 1.96 ERA in 23 innings against the Mets had earned him MVP honors, before the Mets rallied to win Game 6. He was so dominating in the World Series that Darryl Strawberry said, "Clemens is tough, but he's no Hurst." Hurst finished his Red Sox career with a 3-2 record and 2.29 ERA in 7 post-season starts (including 3 complete games). Until 2004, he was the last Red Sox pitcher to win a game in the World Series. Hurst had a 93-73 record while wearing a Red Sox uniform, which he abandoned after the '88 season to sign with San Diego so he would be closer to his home in St. George, Utah, where the local minor league ballpark was named in his honor.
Inducted on November 10, 2004

Jackie Jensen, RF (1954-59, 61)
Jackie won the A.L. MVP award in 1958, a Gold Glove in 1959, and was named to the All Star team in 1955 and 1958. He played in 1,039 games for Boston after three seasons with the Yankees and one with the Senators. In his first year with the Red Sox, Jensen lead the A.L. in stolen bases, and he led the league in RBI three times during his tenure in Boston (1955, 58, 59). He led Boston in RBI six times in his seven seasons. His fear of flying appeared to force an early retirement after the 1959 season, but he came back in 1961 for one more year before permanently retiring.
Inducted on May 18, 2000

Duffy Lewis, LF (1910-17)
Part of the legendary outfield trio that included Tris Speaker and Harry Hooper, Duffy won three World Championships in his eight years with the Red Sox. He was the first player to pinch hit for Babe Ruth and the seven-foot incline in front of the old Fenway Park's left-field fence became known as "Duffy's Cliff." When his playing career ended, Duffy became the Braves traveling secretary, a position that he held for 30 years. After it was learned that Lewis had been buried in an unmarked New Hampshire grave since his death in 1979, local Red Sox fans began a campaign to collect $1,600 for a headstone and foundation, which became a reality on a June 22, 2001 ceremony.
Inducted on November 14, 2002

Jim Lonborg, P (1965-71)
Jim will forever be remembered as the pitching hero of the Impossible Dream team. He won the 1967 Cy Young Award when he went 22-9 with a 3.16 ERA and 15 complete games in 39 starts. He also lead the league in strikeouts that year. He then went 2-1 with a 2.62 ERA while tossing two complete games, including a one-hit shutout, in the 1967 World Series against the Cardinals. A ski injury in the offseason limited his effectiveness for the remainder of his pitching days and his career record with the Red Sox was 68-65. He still lives in Massachusetts and works as a dentist in Hanover.
Inducted on November 14, 2002

Fred Lynn, OF (1974-80)
Fred won the American League Rookie of the Year, league MVP, and Gold Glove awards in 1975, a spectacular first year in which he hit .331, with 21 home runs, 105 runs batted in, and league highs of 103 runs and 47 doubles. In 1979 he led the league in hitting at .333. He was an All Star his first nine years, but was traded to California after the 1980 season ended. In six full seasons with Boston Lynn hit over .300 four times, but never hit better than .299 in his remaining 10 years with California, Baltimore, Detroit, and San Diego.
Inducted on November 14, 2002

Frank Malzone, 3B (1955-65)
Frank spent 11 seasons with the Red Sox, hitting .276 with 131 HR and 716 RBI in 1,359 games. In his first full season with Boston in 1957, he tied an A.L. record with ten assists in one game. Malzone became the first player in history to lead the league at 3B in games, putouts, assists, double plays, and field percentage. He was an All Star eight times and won three straight Gold Gloves. Frank currently serves the Red Sox as a scout.
Inducted on November 1, 1995

Ned Martin (1961-92)
Ned announced Red Sox games on TV and radio for 32 straight seasons. He began his career in 1956 in Charleston, West Virginia covering the AAA team there for five years. He joined Curt Gowdy in the Red Sox booth in 1961 and stayed there for the rest of his career. Martin announced the A.L. playoffs on CBS radio four times and worked the 1975 World Series on TV for NBC. The Duke graduate was also a talented football announcer and did play-by-play for the Boston Patriots of the AFL (1965), Dartmouth (7 years), Harvard (6 years), and Yale (2 years).
Inducted on May 18, 2000

Bill Monbouquette, RHP (1958-65)
Bill was 96-91 with a 3.69 ERA and 72 complete games in 228 starts during his Red Sox career. A native of Medford, MA, he is fifth all-time in games started, sixth in innings pitched and strikeouts, and ninth in wins. He was a 20-game winner in 1963 and pitched a no-hitter in Chicago on August 1, 1962. He struck out 17 Washington Senators on May 12, 1961. He was a 4-time All Star and started the 1960 game for the A.L. in Kansas City. Overall, Monbo was 114-112 with a 3.68 ERA in eleven seasons with Boston, Detroit, the Yankees, and San Francisco. Bill is currently the pitching coach for the Oneonta Tigers of the short-season Class A New York-Penn League.
Inducted on May 18, 2000

Dick O’Connell (1949-77)
Dick joined the Red Sox in 1949 and rose through the organizational ranks to become the executive vice president and general manager on September 16, 1965. Under his guidance and through his player movements, the Red Sox became a perennial contender with A.L. championships and World Series appearances in 1967 and 1975. The club had winning records with 83 or more wins from 1967-77, and led the A.L. in attendance in five of those years.
Inducted on September 8, 1997

Mel Parnell, P (1947-56)
Mel spent his entire 10-year career with the Red Sox and compiled a 123-75 (.621) record with a 3.50 ERA. He is the third best ever left-handed pitcher in Fenway with more than 25 decisions at 71-30 (.703). His best year was in 1949 when he went 25-7 with a 2.77 and 27 complete games, leading the league in wins, ERA, complete games, and innings pitched (295.1). He was the starting pitcher for the A.L. in that year’s All Star game. After two 18-win seasons in 1950 and 51, he went 21-8 in 1953 with a 3.06 ERA and career-high 136 K’s. He pitched a no-hitter on July 14, 1956 against the White Sox in Fenway Park. Parnell still holds the club career marks of left-handed pitchers with 1,752.2 innings pitched, 232 games started, and 123 wins.
Inducted on September 8, 1997

Johnny Pesky, SS-3B (1942, 46-52)
Johnny hit .313, seventh on Boston’s all-time list. He held the Red Sox record for most hits by a rookie with 205, until Nomar Garciaparra had 209 in 1997. Pesky was the first Red Sox to have three 200-hit seasons and tied the Major League record by leading a league in hits for three straight years. He also tied a Major League record by scoring six runs in a game on May 8, 1946. In 1947 he legally changed his last name to Pesky; he was born as John Paveskovich. Over the years Johnny has been involved in many facets of the game with the Red Sox as a player, coach, manager, radio-TV announcer, advertising salesman, and special assistant. In 1982 he was awarded the “Good Guy” award by the Boston Baseball Writers.
Inducted on November 1, 1995

Rico Petrocelli, SS-3B (1963, 1965-76)
Rico hit 210 home runs in 1,553 games in a 12 years with the Red Sox, including a league-record for shortstops when he hit 40 homers in 1969. He was the starting shortstop for the A.L. in the 1967 and 1969 All Star games. He moved to third base in 1971. He hit two home runs in Game 6 of the 1967 World Series against St. Louis, and hit .308 in the ’75 Series versus Cincinnati. Petrocelli’s catch of Rich Rollins’ pop-up for the final out against Minnesota clinched the “Impossible Dream” pennant on October 1, 1967.
Inducted on September 8, 1997

Dick Radatz, P (1962-66)
In his rookie season, Dick led the A.L. in saves (24), games (62), and relief wins (9), earning Fireman of the Year honors. Overall he saved 104 games for the Red Sox, second all-time behind Bob Stanley. He pitched in the 1963 All Star game and struck out Willie Mays, Dick Groat, Duke Snider, Willie McCovey, and Julian Javier in the two innings he pitched. He received his second Fireman of the Year award in 1964, when he saved 29 games and won 16 in 79 appearances. His nickname was the “Monster.”
Inducted on September 8, 1997

Jim Rice, OF (1974-89)
Jim played his entire 16-year career for the Red Sox and is third all-time with 382 HR, 1,451 RBI, and 2,452 hits. He was named the A.L. MVP in 1978 when he led the Majors with 46 HR, 139 RBI, 15 triples, and 213 hits. Rice helped the Red Sox to A.L. pennants in 1975 (.309, 22 HR, 102 RBI) and 1986 (.324, 20 HR, 110 RBI). He was an 8-time All Star and hit 20 or more home runs eleven times and at least 100 RBI eight times. Jim also served as the Red Sox hitting coach from 1995-2000.
Inducted on November 1, 1995

Pete Runnels, IF (1958-62)
Runnels was the American League batting champion with Boston in 1960 (.320) and '62 (.326). He finished second in the league in batting in 1958 to Ted Williams, who passed him on the final day of the season. In five seasons with Boston, the left-handed hitting Runnels never hit below .314, which was still good enough for third in the AL in 1959. Runnels played all infield positions for the Red Sox, leading the AL in fielding at second base in 1960 and at first base in 1961. He even managed the Red Sox for 16 games in 1966, two years after his retirement as a player. A native Texan, Runnels was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1982. He died in 1991.
Inducted on November 10, 2004

Reggie Smith, CF (1966-73)
Reggie was drafted from the Minnesota Twins system by the Red Sox in 1963 and made his debut at the end of the 1966 season. As a rookie in 1967, he hit two home runs in the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. During his Red Sox career, Smith batted .300 or better three times, won a Gold Glove in 1968, and led the A.L. in doubles twice. He played in two All Star games as a Red Sox (1969 and 1972) before being traded to St. Louis for Rick Wise and Bernie Carbo after the 1973 season. After leaving Boston, Smith was named to another four All Star teams and hit over .300 four more times. His totals for the Red Sox were a .281 average, 149 HR, and 536 RBI. Reggie was the hitting coach on the 2000 USA Gold Medal Olympic team.
Inducted on May 18, 2000

Bob Stanley, P (1977-89)
“The Steamer” compiled a 115-97 record in a team-record 637 appearances with a 3.64 ERA and a Red Sox record 132 saves during his career. The two-time All Star is Boston’s all-time leader in relief wins with 85 and ranks fifth in innings pitched and sixth in wins. In 1978, Stanley was 15-2, and had the club’s all-time highest single season winning percentage (.882) with a minimum of 15 decisions. He set a team record with 33 saves in 1983 (since broken) and pitched 145.1 innings in just 64 games. From 1981-83, Bob led the A.L. in relief innings pitched, including a league record 168.1 in 1982. He also led the A.L. with 13 relief wins in 1978 and with 10 in 1981. Stanley is the only pitcher to register at least 100 wins and 100 saves with Red Sox. He is currently the pitching coach for the Binghamton Mets of the AA Eastern League.
Inducted on May 18, 2000

Luis Tiant, P (1971-78)
Luis won 122 games and compiled a 3.36 ERA in his eight years in Boston, which included three 20-win seasons. “El Tiante” won Comeback Player of the Year honors in 1972 (15-6 and A.L.-best 1.91 ERA). He won 18 games in 1975 and shut out the Reds 6-0 in Game 1 of the 1975 World Series. He also won Game 4 when he threw 163 pitches in a 5-4 Red Sox victory. His last Red Sox victory was a 5-0 two-hitter versus Toronto on October 1, 1978 at Fenway, which sent Boston into a one-game playoff against the Yankees the following day. Tiant served as the pitching coach for Nicaragua at the 1996 Olympic Games and then was the manager at Savannah (GA) College of Art Design for four seasons. Luis is currently the pitching coach for the Red Sox minor league affiliate in Lowell, MA.
Inducted on September 8, 1997

Smoky Joe Wood, P (1908-15)
Joe compiled an amazing 117-56 mark with a 1.99 ERA (first among all-time Red Sox pitchers) in 218 games for Boston. In 1912 he went 34-5 with a 1.91 ERA and led the Red Sox to a world championship. The 34 wins are the most ever by a Boston hurler in a single season, and Wood preceded to win three more games in the World Series that year. He pitched a no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns in 1911. A right thumb injury suffered when attempting to field a ball on July 18, 1913 at Detroit affected his velocity, but despite the pain, he led the A.L. in 1915 with .750 winning percentage (15-5) and 1.49 ERA.
Inducted on November 1, 1995

Jean R. Yawkey
Mrs. Yawkey was chairwoman of the board of directors of the JRY Corporation, the majority owner and general partner of the Red Sox. She became president of the club following her husband Tom’s death in 1976. She was a director of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and held the distinction of being the first woman ever elected to serve on their board. She enjoyed a long association with the Jimmy Fund and in 1991 the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce inducted Mrs. Yawkey into the Academy of Distinguished Bostonians. She passed away in February 1992.
Inducted on November 1, 1995

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