Monday, July 28, 2014
Sox HOF ceremony set for Aug. 14
The star-studded Red Sox Hall of Fame Class of 2014 -- Roger Clemens, Nomar Garciaparra, Pedro Martinez and Joe Castiglione -- will be inducted Aug. 14 at a luncheon at Fenway Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The honorees then will participate in a ceremony before the 7:10 p.m. Red Sox-Astros game.
The luncheon is open to the public and tickets are available by emailing email@example.com. The event benefits a new historical non-profit, the Fenway Park Living Museum Fund, a 501(c)3 that helps preserve and display historic elements and artifacts at the park.
All four inductees are confirmed to attend the luncheon. Tables start at $2,500 each, but fans also can purchase individual tickets for $250. The event will feature a silent auction, a museum display of items from all four honorees and the Red Sox's three World Series trophies.
In addition to the enshrinement of the inductees, Martinez’s 1999 one-hit, 17-strikeout complete game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium will be recognized as the “Great Red Sox Moment.” During the 3-1 game, Martinez had 17 strikeouts, the most ever by an opposing pitcher in Yankee Stadium, and retired the final 22 Yankees, 15 by strikeout.