Is Ted Williams Being Honored at ’99 All-Star Game or Cam Neely Scoring 50 Goals in 44 Games a Bigger Boston Sports Moment?

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.

Is Ted Williams Being Honored at '99 All-Star Game or Cam Neely Scoring 50 Goals in 44 Games a Bigger Boston 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.

Is Ted Williams Being Honored at '99 All-Star Game or Cam Neely Scoring 50 Goals in 44 Games a Bigger Boston Sports Moment? 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.

Which is a greater Boston sports moment?

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