Red Sox Hall of Fame
In 1995, the Red Sox Hall of Fame was instituted 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 personnel and representatives from The Sports Museum of New England and the BoSox Club is responsible for nominating candidates.
The accomplishments of non-uniformed Red Sox personnel are also considered for special commendation and placement in the Hall. A memorable moment in Red Sox history is regarded as well for its special significance.
The criteria for selection into the Red Sox Hall of Fame is as follows:
To be eligible for nomination, a player must have played a minimum of three years with the Boston Red Sox and must also have been out of uniform as an active player a minimum of three years. Players must be elected into the Red Sox Hall of Fame by at least a two-thirds majority vote of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame Selection Committee.
Non-uniformed personnel and memorable moments can only be elected by a unanimous vote of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame Selection Committee.
Former Boston Red Sox personnel in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY will automatically be enshrined into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame. In addition to the members below, these include Jimmy Collins, Lefty Grove, Rick Ferrell, Eddie Collins and Tom Yawkey.
Induction Ceremony for the Class of 2002
The Class of 2002 for the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame will be inducted on Nov. 14, 2002 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass. The dinner and induction ceremonies are open to the public. Net proceeds from the dinner will go to the new Red Sox Foundation and will benefit the Greater Boston YMCA.
Among the 2002 inductees announced so far by the Red Sox are outfielder Fred Lynn, pitchers Dave "Boo" Ferriss, Jim Lonborg and Tex Hughson and outfielder Duffy Lewis. For more information on the Red Sox Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony and Dinner, call Conventures at 617-439-7700.
Members of the Red Sox Hall of Fame
Meet the members of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame, see their credentials and learn why they are such important figures in Red Sox history.
The Red Sox hosted the third Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame Dinner and Enshrinement Ceremonies on May 18, 2000. Six former Red Sox greats were inducted into the Hall: Dwight Evans, Bob Stanley, Reggie Smith, Bill Monbouquette, Jackie Jensen and Larry Gardner. Former Red Sox broadcasters Ken Coleman and Ned Martin were also enshrined in the Hall as non-uniformed selections. Cooperstown Hall of Fame members Curt Gowdy, a former Red Sox broadcaster, and Tris Speaker, former Red Sox great, were inducted as well. Dave Henderson's ninth-inning, game-winning home run in Game 5 of the 1986 American League Championship Series in Anaheim was selected as the special memorable moment.
On Sept. 7, 1997, the Red Sox held the second Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame Dinner and Enshrinement Ceremonies. Inducted into the Hall were five former Red Sox greats: Carlton Fisk, Mel Parnell, Rico Petrocelli, Dick Radatz and Luis Tiant. Former Red Sox general manager Dick O'Connell was also inducted as the non-uniformed selection. Carlton Fisk's 12th-inning, game-winning home run against Cincinnati in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series was chosen as the special memorable moment. Also enshrined were former Red Sox Jimmie Foxx, Harry Hooper and Cy Young, who were already Cooperstown Hall of Fame members.
At the first induction ceremonies held on Nov. 1, 1995, six former Red Sox players entered into the Red Sox Hall of Fame: Dom DiMaggio, Johnny Pesky, Jim Rice, Smoky Joe Wood, Frank Malzone and Tony Conigliaro>. Jean R. Yawkey, the majority owner and general partner of the Red Sox until her death in 1992 was also enshrined as a non-uniformed person. Recognition was given to Roger Clemens' first Major League record 20-strikeout game Apr. 29, 1986 vs. Seattle as the most memorable moment. Former Red Sox greats Joe Cronin, Babe Ruth, Bobby Doerr, Carl Yastrzemski and Ted Williams, who were already Cooperstown Hall of Fame members, were also formally inducted into the Hall.