Red Sox Will Retire Big Papi’s Number This June
There will never be another 34 on the Sox.
The Boston Red Sox have announced that they will retire David Ortiz's famous #34 on June 23rd.
Ortiz will be the only former Sox player to have a retired number without being elected as a current member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
In a statement made on their website, the Sox stated.....
.....David Ortiz's No. 34 will be retired on Friday, June 23, in pregame ceremonies preceding the Red Sox-Angels game at Fenway Park......The number 34 will be the 11th on the right field facade of Fenway Park, joining Bobby Doerr's #1; Joe Cronin's #4; Johnny Pesky's #6; Carl Yastrzemski's #8; Ted Williams' #9; Jim Rice's #14; Wade Boggs' #26; Carlton Fisk's #27; Pedro Martinez's #45; and Jackie Robinson's #42, which is retired throughout Major League Baseball.
The club also made the announcement on Facebook as well.......