Red Sox To Honor 1986 AL Champs On 30th Anniversary
On May 25th, before their game with the Colorado Rockies, the Red Sox will honor the 1986 American League Championship Team. This year marks the 30th anniversary of that fabled squad that came within one strike of ending The Curse—18 years before it was actually broken. It was the year that Roger Clemens struck out 20 to set a new major league mark. It was the year that Wade Boggs hit .357 to win the batting title. And the year the late Dave Henderson hit his magical ninth-inning home run in Game 5 of the ALCS. In addition to Clemens and Boggs, the following players are scheduled to attend the ceremonies: Marty Barrett, Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd, Mike Brown, Bill Buckner, Steve Crawford, Pat Dodson, Dwight Evans, Bill Fischer, Rich Gedman, Mike Greenwell, Walt Hriniak, Rene Lachemann, Tim Lollar, Steve Lyons, Joe Morgan, Jim Rice, Ed Romero, Joe Sambito, Jeff Sellers, Dave Stapleton, Mike Stenhouse, Sammy Stewart, Marc Sullivan, La Schelle Tarver, Mike Trujillo, and Rob Woodward. Henderson's widow, Nancy, will also attend.