In 1995 the Red Sox Hall of Fame was instituted to recognize the outstanding careers of former Red Sox players and managers. A 14-member selection committee of Red Sox broadcasters and executives, past and present media personnel, and representatives from The Sports Museum of New England and the BoSox Booster Club is responsible for nominating candidates. The feats of non-uniformed Red Sox personnel are also considered for induction into the Hall. A memorable moment in Red Sox history is regarded as well for its special significance.
To be eligible for nomination, players must have played at least three years with the Red Sox and must also have been out of uniform as an active player at least three years.
The non-uniformed person(s) selected and the memorable moment selected will be chosen only by a unanimous vote of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame Selection Committee.
The 14 players and two executives listed in bold were elected to the Cooperstown Hall of Fame before the formation of the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 1995, and were automatically enshrined in the first Red Sox Hall of Fame Class.
On May 19, 2016, four new members were inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame: president/CEO emeritus Larry Lucchino, catcher Jason Varitek, pitcher Tim Wakefield, and center-fielder Ira Flagstead. In addition, David Ortiz's grand-slam home run in Game 2 of the 2013 ALCS vs. the Detroit Tigers was chosen as Red Sox "Memorable Moment."