Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Red Sox announce Hall of Fame selections
By Joe McDonald
BOSTON -- The Red Sox announced their organization's 2010 Hall of Fame selections on Wednesday.
Center fielder Jimmy Piersall, manager Don Zimmer, infielder John Valentin and outfielder Tommy Harper have been selected as uniformed personnel to the Red Sox Hall of Fame. Also chosen to join the Hall as a non-uniformed member is Eddie Kasko, who played, managed, scouted and served as a vice president for the Red Sox.
Right fielder Tom Brunansky’s diving catch with two outs in the ninth inning against the White Sox on Oct. 3, 1990, that helped the Red Sox win the Eastern Division title was selected as a Great Moment in Red Sox history.
“On behalf of our entire ownership and organization, I would like to congratulate the stellar Red Sox Hall of Fame Class of 2010,” said Red Sox owner John Henry. “This year’s class represents some of the very best talent to grace our field and our front office, and represents a broad expanse of Red Sox history spanning from the 1950s until the end of the 20th century. Tommy Harper, Jimmy Piersall, John Valentin, Don Zimmer and Eddie Kasko, along with Tom Brunansky’s memorable catch on that October night in 1990, have all rightfully earned the ballclub’s highest recognition. I join with all of Red Sox Nation in saluting these six remarkable men for their contributions to the glory and tradition of the Boston Red Sox.”