The Boston Red Sox introduced the newest members of the Red Sox Hall of Fame and presented members of the community with the Red Sox Foundation’s “Fenway Honors” award for charitable achievements at the 2018 Red Sox Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Fenway Honors Gala. The event was held at the Westin Copley Hotel.
Former Red Sox players Kevin Youkilis, Derek Lowe, Mike Lowell, and the late John Frank “Buck” Freeman were selected as the 2018 Red Sox Hall of Fame inductees. Alphonso “Al” Green, who has spent the last 44 years working with the Red Sox, was chosen as the non-uniformed inductee.
The Red Sox Hall of Fame also awarded a “Special Achievement” inductee, recognizing the success and accomplishments of a member of the public and the impact they have had on the Red Sox and baseball. The first-ever Special Achievement inductee was Arthur D’Angelo, owner of Twins Enterprises, The Souvenir Store on Jersey Street, and founder of ’47 Brand, a company that produces licensed apparel for Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, and over 650 colleges.
Red Sox Hall of Fame day is always a special one around Fenway Park, and this year’s induction was particularly memorable. Yesterday, broadcaster Joe Castiglione, former shortstop Nomar Garciaparra, and former pitchers Roger Clemens and Pedro Martinez were inducted as the newest members of the team’s Hall of Fame.
This was a busy day of shooting, but it was a pleasure to be on hand for this event and hear so many stories from those guys’ careers.
Here are the highlights from the Hall of Fame luncheon, pre-game ceremony, and game. I also threw in some photos of former Boston College baseball player and ALS fundraiser, Pete Frates, accepting the recently trending Ice Bucket Challenge in front of the Green Monster and of the “Rocket” Roger Clemens throwing batting practice to his kids before the game.