The last three decades have been monumental years for Boston Red Sox fans, and a group of men largely responsible for that will be honored as new members of the Red Sox Hall of Fame on Thursday at Fenway Park.
Pitchers Roger Clemens and Pedro Martinez, shortstop Nomar Garciaparra and longtime radio broadcaster Joe Castiglione will all make up the 2014 class, and all four of them have made a sizeable impact on Sox fans over the years.
Clemens was arguably the most dominant pitching force in team history in the 1980s and ’90s. Garciaparra’s meteoric rise to stardom made him arguably the most popular Red Sox player since Ted Williams. Martinez dominated on the mound from the second he stepped foot in Boston, ultimately helping the Sox to their first World Series in 86 years. All along the way, Castiglione was painting the picture over the airwaves across New England.
There are countless memories from all of them, and they will be honored for those actions on Thursday, all very fitting inductees.