MLB's honoring of Ted Williams at the 1999 All-Star Game at Fenway Park goes up against Cam Neely scoring 50 goals in 44 games in Round 2 of Boston's Greatest Sports Moment.
6. Ted Williams honored at '99 All-Star GameMany consider Ted Williams to be the best player to ever don a Red Sox uniform and is arguably the best hitter in the history of baseball. So when he was honored at Fenway Park at the 1999 All-Star Game, the moment was emotional for baseball fans all across the country, but especially Bostonians. Prior to the game, Williams was introduced as a nominee for Major League Baseball's All-Century Team. Entering the field via a golf cart, Williams warmed the hearts of everyone at Fenway, including the players participating in the game, who gathered around the legend. The American League won the game 4-1 behind an MVP performance from Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez, but Williams stole the show –- just as he did in just about every game he played for the Red Sox — in what would be his last public appearance before his passing.
14. Cam Neely scores 50 in 44 games50 in 50. That may sound like another ESPN special, but to hockey fans, the numbers represent a very significant achievement that only eight players have ever accomplished — scoring 50 goals in a team’s first 50 games of an NHL season. Bruins great Cam Neely scored his 50th goal in his 44th game of the 1993-94 season, etching his name in Boston sports history. Neely may not be recognized across the NHL as an official 50-in-50 player because his 50th goal came in the Bruins' 66th game overall (due to Neely's injury battles), but the big forward with a knack for taking over games will always hold a special place in the hearts of Bruins fans. The great No. 8, who now serves as the team's president, is tied with Mario Lemieux as the second-fastest player to reach 50 goals in a season behind Wayne Gretzky.
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