BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox are retiring Wade Boggs’ number 26.

The third baseman played 11 seasons with the Red Sox from 1982 to 1992 and was an eight-time All-Star during that time.

The now 57-year-old Tampa, Florida, resident was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005.

Boggs had a career batting average of .328 in 18 seasons that included stints with the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays.

Boggs said in a statement he was “humbled” by the number retirement, which he said is the “highest honor an athlete can receive.”

A ceremony is scheduled for May 26 at Fenway Park where Boggs’ number 26 will take its place on the ballpark’s right field facade.

It will be the tenth number retired by the team.


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