Red Sox Retire Wade Boggs Number 26 On This Day In 2016

The Great Number 26

On May 26th, 2016, the Red Sox honored Boggs by retiring his number 26. He is one of only 10 players in team history to have their number retired. Wade Boggs is a true Red Sox legend and he will always be remembered as one of the greatest hitters in baseball history.

Red Sox retire Wade Boggs’s #26 jersey on this date in 2016

One Of The Great Red Sox Hitters

The great Red Sox player Wade Boggs was born on June 15, 1958, in Omaha, Nebraska. He grew up playing baseball and football in high school and was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 1976 (7th round).

Boggs made his Major League debut with the Red Sox in 1982 and quickly became one of the best hitters in baseball. He won the American League batting title in 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, and 1988 while helping lead the Red Sox to a World Series appearance in 1986. Boggs was named an All-Star twelve times during his career and won two Gold Glove Awards at third base.

He retired from baseball in 1999 with a career batting average of .328, which is still one of the highest marks in Major League history. Wade Boggs was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005 (Voted by BBWAA on 474/516 ballots).

What Is Your Favorite Wade Boggs Memory?

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