Dustin Pedroia, Jonathan Papelbon will likely be amongst 2024 Purple Sox Corridor of Fame inductees

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Pedroia and Papelbon are two of the 4 individuals who will likely be enshrined as Purple Sox Corridor of Fame members in 2024.

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Trot Nixon, Dustin Pedroia, and Jonathan Papelbon will likely be inducted to the Purple Sox Corridor of Fame as members of the 2024 class, the group introduced Monday.

Longtime entrance workplace govt Elaine Stewart has been chosen as a non-uniformed inductee.

Nixon, Pedroia, Papelbon, and Stewart will likely be inducted on Wednesday, Might 29, and honored earlier than the Purple Sox’ recreation towards the Tigers on Might 30.

In keeping with the group’s information launch, a 21-person committee of membership executives, native and nationwide media members, historians, and fan representatives made the picks.

Nixon performed 10 seasons with the Purple Sox, batting .278 with 133 residence runs and 523 RBI. He gained a World Collection with the Purple Sox in 2004 and hit three residence runs throughout the 2003 ALCS. The previous first-round decide had an OPS of .800 or higher for seven consecutive seasons.

Pedrioia, a four-time Gold Glove winner at second base, performed 17 seasons within the Purple Sox group. He was a member of three World Collection championship groups (2004, 2013, and 2018). Pedroia gained AL Rookie of the Yr in 2007 and MVP in 2008.

Papelbon was a four-time All-Star throughout his time with the Purple Sox. He was on the 2007 World Collection championship group. He made 396 appearances and holds the franchise document for many profession saves.

Stewart turned the primary girl to be named assistant common supervisor of an MLB group in 1990. She was the second African-American to carry the place, in response to the Purple Sox. One of many longest-tenured members of the Purple Sox’ entrance workplace, Stewart is getting into her thirty seventh season with the group. She started her Purple Sox profession as an intern within the authorized division in 1988.

The committee additionally acknowledged a “Memorable Purple Sox Second.” The choice was Billy Rohr’s one-hitter towards the Yankees on April 14, 1967.

“Making his Main League debut that day in Yankee Stadium at solely 21 years previous, Rohr got here inside one pitch of changing into the primary massive leaguer ever to throw a no-hitter in a debut,” the discharge reads.