After years of waiting, the Red Sox have announced they will be retiring Wade Boggs jersey number 26. Truthfully, this is long overdue as he is one of the best players in Boston’s history.
The Hall Of Famer and World Series Champion(with New York) will finally get to see his number on the facade of Fenway Park, where it belongs. Boggs was the epitome of a “dirt dog”, the scrappy kind of player that Boston fans still cherish today. He was aggressive from start to finish and while it can be debated, he is one of the top five most iconic Red Sox players.
During his time in Boston, he slashed an astounding .338/.428/.462 over 11 years. He walked 1004 times while striking out 470 times. He drove in 685 runs, while hitting near or at the top of Boston’s lineups from from 1982 until 1992. He was an 8 time all-star and won 6 Silver Slugger awards during his time with the Red Sox and his number should never be worn again.
Brock Holt will now wear the number 12, previously worn by Mike Napoli.
Posted by Sean Brannen, Senior Writer for OTWBB