Wade Boggs to Have Number Retired by Red Sox
While many Yankee fans choose to remember Wade Boggs as a guy who helped the Pinstripes win the 1996 World Series, the Red Sox are choosing to remember Boggs as one of their own...
Boggs spent 11 of his 18 seasons in Boston, playing with the BoSox from 1982-1992. He spent 1993-1997 in New York before finishing out his career in Tampa Bay, where he amassed his 3,000th hit.
A career .328 hitter, Boggs finished his career with 3,010 hits and 118 career home runs. He was a 12-time all-star in the American League.
Boggs is one of the best hitters of his generation and is also in the Hall of Fame. He also had a career .415 on-base percentage, which is a remarkable pace for getting on base.
What makes Boggs so good is that he didn't do it with power numbers - he was like the American League's Tony Gwynn.
Yankee fans, how does it feel to see Boggs immortalized as a Red Sock?