The city of Boston lost a great man, but he left behind an enduring legacy.
Thomas M. Menino died Thursday at age 71 following a bout with cancer. Elected in 1993, Menino was the longest-serving mayor in Boston’s history and had a deep passion for the city’s sports teams. He witnessed many timeless moments in Boston sports, including an unprecedented eight national championships won by the city’s four pro sports teams.
Exactly one year before Menino’s death, Boston delivered one final championship when the Red Sox claimed their third World Series title in less than a decade. It was a fitting end to Menino’s incredible run as Boston’s most beloved mayor.
Watch NESN’s Tom Caron pay tribute to Menino in the video above.
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