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Red Sox set roster for 2018 World Series

The Boston Red Sox today announced the team's 25-man active roster for their World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
 
The roster is as follows:
 
PITCHERS (11): Matt Barnes, Ryan Brasier, Nathan Eovaldi, Heath Hembree, Joe Kelly, Craig Kimbrel, Drew Pomeranz, Rick Porcello, David Price, Eduardo Rodriguez, Chris Sale
 
CATCHERS (3): Sandy Leon, Blake Swihart, Christian Vázquez
 
INFIELDERS (7): Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Brock Holt, Ian Kinsler, Mitch Moreland, Eduardo Núñez, Steve Pearce
 
OUTFIELDERS (4): Andrew Benintendi, Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., J.D. Martinez
 
The Red Sox will play the Dodgers in Game 1 of the 2018 World Series tonight at Fenway Park beginning at 8:09 p.m. ET. 
 

The Boston Red Sox today announced the team's 25-man active roster for their World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
 
The roster is as follows:
 
PITCHERS (11): Matt Barnes, Ryan Brasier, Nathan Eovaldi, Heath Hembree, Joe Kelly, Craig Kimbrel, Drew Pomeranz, Rick Porcello, David Price, Eduardo Rodriguez, Chris Sale
 
CATCHERS (3): Sandy Leon, Blake Swihart, Christian Vázquez
 
INFIELDERS (7): Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Brock Holt, Ian Kinsler, Mitch Moreland, Eduardo Núñez, Steve Pearce
 
OUTFIELDERS (4): Andrew Benintendi, Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., J.D. Martinez
 
The Red Sox will play the Dodgers in Game 1 of the 2018 World Series tonight at Fenway Park beginning at 8:09 p.m. ET. 
 

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Red Sox support "Spirit Day" with $200,000 pledge to Fenway Health

Donation made in partnership with the Gordon Family Foundation

As part of "Spirit Day," a world-wide, LGBTQ anti-bullying campaign during National Bullying Prevention Month, the Red Sox, in partnership with Fenway Sports Group President Mike Gordon's Gordon Family Foundation, have made a $200,000 pledge to support its neighborhood LGBTQ health center, Fenway Health.
 
The donation will benefit Fenway Health's youth, anti-bullying and anti-violence programs, including its Violence Recovery Program and the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center, which provides safe, non-judgmental care for young people ages 12 - 29.
 
"Spirit Day is meant to bring attention and awareness to bullying among LGBTQ youth, and there is no better way to affect real change related to this kind of abuse - whether its verbal or physical - than by supporting the great work being done right in our own neighborhood at Fenway Health," said Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy. "We are lucky to have a facility in our community with the highest level of leadership and expertise in this area, and are thankful to Mike and Christina Gordon for their partnership, generosity, and thoughtfulness around this important topic."
 
Fenway Health is one of seven national centers of excellence in LGBTQ health. Fenway's Violence Recovery Program provides counseling, support groups, advocacy, and referral services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and anti-LGBTQ hate violence. Fenway's satellite center, the Borum, provides medical and behavioral health care and services for youth and young adults, including those who are LGBT or just figuring things out; homeless; struggling with substance use; or living with HIV/AIDS.
 
"Fenway Health is grateful for this generous donation from the Boston Red Sox and the Gordon Family Foundation and for their public acknowledgement of the importance of Spirit Day and LGBTQ youth issues," said Fenway Health Interim CEO Darlene Stromstad. "We know that LGBTQ young people, especially those of color, are at increased risk of bullying and discrimination and this support will allow us to expand the important work we do with those populations."
 
The pledge to Fenway Health is just one way the Red Sox support the LGBTQ community. The club recently participated in Major League Baseball's "Shred Hate" campaign, which was launched in January, 2017, and is part of an effort by the nonprofit No Bully to eradicate bullying and cyberbullying worldwide. Red Sox Outfielder Mookie Betts is one of nine players who lent their voice to the PSA launched earlier this month.
 
"I am so proud of the Boston Red Sox who are commemorating their support of Spirit Day by making an incredibly generous donation to Fenway Health," said Major League Baseball Vice President and Special Assistant to the Commissioner Billy Bean. "This gift will impact many people in need who receive life-saving treatment and care at this wonderful facility. It will also bring great visibility to this important day, and support to LGBTQ youth who are disproportionately singled out as the target of bullying throughout the U.S."
 
In addition to MLB's Shred Hate campaign, the Red Sox have supported the ongoing efforts of Freedom For All, a coalition to update Massachusetts law to protect transgender people from discrimination. The team has also hosted Pride Night at Fenway Park since 2013, when Jason Collins was invited to throw the ceremonial first pitch at the ballpark shortly after coming out as the first openly gay athlete playing in American professional sports. Pride Night at Fenway Park is an official Boston Pride Week event and part of the club's ongoing effort to make Fenway Park an inclusive environment open to all fans regardless of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.

As part of "Spirit Day," a world-wide, LGBTQ anti-bullying campaign during National Bullying Prevention Month, the Red Sox, in partnership with Fenway Sports Group President Mike Gordon's Gordon Family Foundation, have made a $200,000 pledge to support its neighborhood LGBTQ health center, Fenway Health.
 
The donation will benefit Fenway Health's youth, anti-bullying and anti-violence programs, including its Violence Recovery Program and the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center, which provides safe, non-judgmental care for young people ages 12 - 29.
 
"Spirit Day is meant to bring attention and awareness to bullying among LGBTQ youth, and there is no better way to affect real change related to this kind of abuse - whether its verbal or physical - than by supporting the great work being done right in our own neighborhood at Fenway Health," said Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy. "We are lucky to have a facility in our community with the highest level of leadership and expertise in this area, and are thankful to Mike and Christina Gordon for their partnership, generosity, and thoughtfulness around this important topic."
 
Fenway Health is one of seven national centers of excellence in LGBTQ health. Fenway's Violence Recovery Program provides counseling, support groups, advocacy, and referral services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and anti-LGBTQ hate violence. Fenway's satellite center, the Borum, provides medical and behavioral health care and services for youth and young adults, including those who are LGBT or just figuring things out; homeless; struggling with substance use; or living with HIV/AIDS.
 
"Fenway Health is grateful for this generous donation from the Boston Red Sox and the Gordon Family Foundation and for their public acknowledgement of the importance of Spirit Day and LGBTQ youth issues," said Fenway Health Interim CEO Darlene Stromstad. "We know that LGBTQ young people, especially those of color, are at increased risk of bullying and discrimination and this support will allow us to expand the important work we do with those populations."
 
The pledge to Fenway Health is just one way the Red Sox support the LGBTQ community. The club recently participated in Major League Baseball's "Shred Hate" campaign, which was launched in January, 2017, and is part of an effort by the nonprofit No Bully to eradicate bullying and cyberbullying worldwide. Red Sox Outfielder Mookie Betts is one of nine players who lent their voice to the PSA launched earlier this month.
 
"I am so proud of the Boston Red Sox who are commemorating their support of Spirit Day by making an incredibly generous donation to Fenway Health," said Major League Baseball Vice President and Special Assistant to the Commissioner Billy Bean. "This gift will impact many people in need who receive life-saving treatment and care at this wonderful facility. It will also bring great visibility to this important day, and support to LGBTQ youth who are disproportionately singled out as the target of bullying throughout the U.S."
 
In addition to MLB's Shred Hate campaign, the Red Sox have supported the ongoing efforts of Freedom For All, a coalition to update Massachusetts law to protect transgender people from discrimination. The team has also hosted Pride Night at Fenway Park since 2013, when Jason Collins was invited to throw the ceremonial first pitch at the ballpark shortly after coming out as the first openly gay athlete playing in American professional sports. Pride Night at Fenway Park is an official Boston Pride Week event and part of the club's ongoing effort to make Fenway Park an inclusive environment open to all fans regardless of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.

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Red Sox set roster for 2018 American League Championship Series

The Boston Red Sox today announced the team's 25-man active roster for their American League Championship Series with the Houston Astros.
 
The roster is as follows:
 
PITCHERS (11): Matt Barnes, Ryan Brasier, Nathan Eovaldi, Heath Hembree, Joe Kelly, Craig Kimbrel, Rick Porcello, David Price, Eduardo Rodriguez, Chris Sale, Brandon Workman
 
CATCHERS (3): Sandy Leon, Blake Swihart, Christian Vázquez
 
INFIELDERS (7): Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Brock Holt, Ian Kinsler, Mitch Moreland, Eduardo Núñez, Steve Pearce
 
OUTFIELDERS (4): Andrew Benintendi, Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., J.D. Martinez
 

The Boston Red Sox today announced the team's 25-man active roster for their American League Championship Series with the Houston Astros.
 
The roster is as follows:
 
PITCHERS (11): Matt Barnes, Ryan Brasier, Nathan Eovaldi, Heath Hembree, Joe Kelly, Craig Kimbrel, Rick Porcello, David Price, Eduardo Rodriguez, Chris Sale, Brandon Workman
 
CATCHERS (3): Sandy Leon, Blake Swihart, Christian Vázquez
 
INFIELDERS (7): Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Brock Holt, Ian Kinsler, Mitch Moreland, Eduardo Núñez, Steve Pearce
 
OUTFIELDERS (4): Andrew Benintendi, Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., J.D. Martinez
 

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Kevin Youkilis to throw ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of Saturday's ALCS

City of Boston to Close Streets Surrounding Fenway Park starting one hour before the game; Fans asked to arrive early and be in their seats by 7:15 p.m.

 The Red Sox will begin their 11th American League Championship Series run this Saturday, October 13, when they host the Houston Astros at Fenway Park for Game 1. Saturday's contest is scheduled to begin at 8:09 p.m. Fans are asked to be mindful of street closures surrounding the ballpark starting one hour before the game, and are encouraged to arrive early to be in their seats by 7:15 p.m.  

Red Sox Hall of Famer and three-time All Star Kevin Youkilis is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. 

 The Red Sox will begin their 11th American League Championship Series run this Saturday, October 13, when they host the Houston Astros at Fenway Park for Game 1. Saturday's contest is scheduled to begin at 8:09 p.m. Fans are asked to be mindful of street closures surrounding the ballpark starting one hour before the game, and are encouraged to arrive early to be in their seats by 7:15 p.m.  

Red Sox Hall of Famer and three-time All Star Kevin Youkilis is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. 

Before the game, the two teams will be introduced along the base lines. With Hanscom Air Force Base presenting the colors, the national anthem will be performed by West Springfield native Michelle Brooks Thompson, a gospel singer and star of NBC's "The Voice." 

God Bless America will be performed in the middle of the 7th inning of Game 1 on Saturday versus its typical Sunday performance. The song will be performed by Retired Marine Sgt. Dan Clark.  

Fenway Park gates will open two hours before the game on Saturday and for all remaining ALCS games. 

The City of Boston issued a traffic advisory for the Fenway neighborhood this weekend after the Boston Police Department (BPD) announced plans to close the streets surrounding Fenway Park from vehicular traffic. BPD plans to close the following streets one hour before the game until approximately 1/2 hour after the game: 

   Brookline Avenue, from Commonwealth Avenue to Park Drive
   Jersey Street, from Boylston Street to Brookline Avenue
   Ipswich Street, from Boylston Street to Boylston Street
   Van Ness Street, from Ipswich Street to Kilmarnock Street

The Red Sox encourage fans to take public transportation to the ALCS games and urge those who plan to drive and park in lots surrounding the ballpark to arrive before the street closures to ensure access to parking. 

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Red Sox set roster for 2018 American League Division Series

The Boston Red Sox today announced the team's 25-man active roster for their American League Division Series with the New York Yankees.
 
The roster is as follows:
 
PITCHERS (11): Matt Barnes, Ryan Brasier, Nathan Eovaldi, Joe Kelly, Craig Kimbrel, Rick Porcello, David Price, Eduardo Rodriguez, Chris Sale, Brandon Workman, Steven Wright
 
CATCHERS (3): Sandy Leon, Blake Swihart, Christian Vázquez
 
INFIELDERS (7): Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Brock Holt, Ian Kinsler, Mitch Moreland, Eduardo Núñez, Steve Pearce
 
OUTFIELDERS (4): Andrew Benintendi, Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., J.D. Martinez

The Boston Red Sox today announced the team's 25-man active roster for their American League Division Series with the New York Yankees.
 
The roster is as follows:
 
PITCHERS (11): Matt Barnes, Ryan Brasier, Nathan Eovaldi, Joe Kelly, Craig Kimbrel, Rick Porcello, David Price, Eduardo Rodriguez, Chris Sale, Brandon Workman, Steven Wright
 
CATCHERS (3): Sandy Leon, Blake Swihart, Christian Vázquez
 
INFIELDERS (7): Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Brock Holt, Ian Kinsler, Mitch Moreland, Eduardo Núñez, Steve Pearce
 
OUTFIELDERS (4): Andrew Benintendi, Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., J.D. Martinez

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Trot Nixon to throw ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of ALDS at Fenway Park

Gate collection for North Carolina residents affected by Hurricane Florence to take place at all Fenway Park gates Friday

Former Red Sox right fielder Trot Nixon will throw the ceremonial first pitch in ceremonies preceding Game 1 of the American League Division Series (ALDS) at Fenway Park this Friday, October 5. Friday's game is scheduled to begin at 7:32 p.m. 

Nixon, a North Carolina native and current Wilmington resident, is organizing a collection at all Fenway Park gates on Friday to benefit those affected by Hurricane Florence in that state. The collection will take place from the time gates open at 5:32 p.m., through the 2nd inning.   

Former Red Sox right fielder Trot Nixon will throw the ceremonial first pitch in ceremonies preceding Game 1 of the American League Division Series (ALDS) at Fenway Park this Friday, October 5. Friday's game is scheduled to begin at 7:32 p.m. 

Nixon, a North Carolina native and current Wilmington resident, is organizing a collection at all Fenway Park gates on Friday to benefit those affected by Hurricane Florence in that state. The collection will take place from the time gates open at 5:32 p.m., through the 2nd inning.   

Proceeds from the collection will benefit American Red Cross relief efforts in North Carolina.  
 

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Red Sox Foundation raffle offers fans the opportunity to win postseason tickets

Online Raffle Runs Through Thursday, October 4, at 3 p.m. EST on redsox.com/win

The Red Sox Foundation is giving fans the opportunity to win postseason tickets to all American League Division Series (ALDS) games played at Fenway Park through an online raffle on redsox.com/win

The winner of the raffle will receive four Green Monster tickets to each ALDS game played at Fenway Park - Games 1, 2, and 5 (if necessary). The winner will also receive a $150 food and beverage voucher, a tour of the Red Sox Hall of Fame prior to Game 1 of the ALDS series, and a custom 2018 Red Sox jersey. 

The Red Sox Foundation is giving fans the opportunity to win postseason tickets to all American League Division Series (ALDS) games played at Fenway Park through an online raffle on redsox.com/win

The winner of the raffle will receive four Green Monster tickets to each ALDS game played at Fenway Park - Games 1, 2, and 5 (if necessary). The winner will also receive a $150 food and beverage voucher, a tour of the Red Sox Hall of Fame prior to Game 1 of the ALDS series, and a custom 2018 Red Sox jersey. 

Tickets can be purchased for as little at $10 for two tickets, $30 for 10 tickets, $60 for 60 tickets, and $100 for 200 tickets. Fans must be over 18 years old and located within the state of Massachusetts to purchase raffle tickets. The raffle will close this Thursday, October 4, at 3 p.m. EST.

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Red Sox to project memorable images of historic regular season onto buildings and public spaces in Boston and Cambridge

At the conclusion of the regular season after today's game, the Red Sox will execute a five-night "wallscape" installation by projecting portraits of players and moments from the record-setting 2018 regular season onto buildings and in public spaces throughout Boston and Cambridge. 

Beginning tonight, Sunday, September 30, and concluding Thursday, October 4, a series of images depicting the iconic moments of the season will be enlarged and projected between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. in different locations each of the five nights.

At the conclusion of the regular season after today's game, the Red Sox will execute a five-night "wallscape" installation by projecting portraits of players and moments from the record-setting 2018 regular season onto buildings and in public spaces throughout Boston and Cambridge. 

Beginning tonight, Sunday, September 30, and concluding Thursday, October 4, a series of images depicting the iconic moments of the season will be enlarged and projected between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. in different locations each of the five nights.

The series of projections will include Mookie Betts' reaction to his grand slam after his 13-pitch at-bat on July 12 against the Toronto Blue Jays, countless post-game Gatorade moments, Brock Holt celebrating with Andrew Benintendi following the left fielder's walk-off home run on August 6 against the New York Yankees, and Jackie Bradley Jr.'s athletic catch in centerfield Memorial Day weekend.

"This season has been larger than life, and we wanted to come up with a way to take the immensity of the season and amplify it throughout the city," said Red Sox EVP and Chief Marketing Officer Adam Grossman. "We hope this will help galvanize fans and our community as we a head into the postseason." 

The wallscape project is inspired by Erik Jacobs and his #standswithimmigrants campaign that included a projection of David Ortiz's image on the field at Fenway Park. Jacobs will be executing the series of projections on behalf of the Red Sox using images shot by Red Sox photographer Billie Weiss and his team. 

The images will be projected at the following locations, starting with the Boston Common tonight, and concluding at Fenway Park on Thursday, the night before the first game of the Division Series.   

Sunday, September 30 
Boston Common
Liberty Mall, across from the State House

Monday, October 1
Lower Mills 
Baker Chocolate Factory
1220 Adams St, Boston, MA 02124

Tuesday, October 2
The Old State House 
206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109

Wednesday, October 3
Novartis building in Cambridge
250 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

Thursday, October 4
Fenway Park 

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Tonight's Red Sox-Orioles game postponed

Forecast calls for sustained rain throughout the afternoon and evening; day-night doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday at Fenway Park

The Red Sox-Orioles game scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, September 25, at Fenway Park has been postponed. The forecast calls for an extended period of sustained rain throughout the afternoon and evening in the Fenway area. 

Tonight's game will be rescheduled as the first game of a day-night doubleheader, tomorrow, Wednesday, September 26, beginning at 1:05 p.m. Tomorrow's regularly scheduled game remains at 7:10 p.m. Tickets for tonight's game will be good for admission to the rescheduled contest at 1:05 p.m. 

The Red Sox-Orioles game scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, September 25, at Fenway Park has been postponed. The forecast calls for an extended period of sustained rain throughout the afternoon and evening in the Fenway area. 

Tonight's game will be rescheduled as the first game of a day-night doubleheader, tomorrow, Wednesday, September 26, beginning at 1:05 p.m. Tomorrow's regularly scheduled game remains at 7:10 p.m. Tickets for tonight's game will be good for admission to the rescheduled contest at 1:05 p.m. 

NESN will televise both games of the doubleheader. WEEI 93.7 FM will broadcast in English and WCCM 1490 AM/103.7 FM will broadcast in Spanish. 
 

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Red Sox launch "Wally's Math Academy" for elementary and middle school-aged students

As part of the club's ongoing effort to reach a younger generation of fans, the Red Sox today launched a new, online program designed to engage elementary and middle school-aged students by using real statistics from Red Sox games to teach math in the classroom. 

The new program, "Wally's Math Academy," replaces generic word problems with actual game data. It also includes video recaps of Red Sox games and photos of players. The program is designed to initially engage kids in 2nd through 4th grades and will be expanded and enhanced in the coming years. 

As part of the club's ongoing effort to reach a younger generation of fans, the Red Sox today launched a new, online program designed to engage elementary and middle school-aged students by using real statistics from Red Sox games to teach math in the classroom. 

The new program, "Wally's Math Academy," replaces generic word problems with actual game data. It also includes video recaps of Red Sox games and photos of players. The program is designed to initially engage kids in 2nd through 4th grades and will be expanded and enhanced in the coming years. 

Wally's Math Academy was previewed to about 100 Boston Public Schools teachers before last night's Red Sox-Orioles game, and with the help of Wally and Tessie, rolled out to middle school students earlier today at the Trotter Innovation School in Dorchester. 

"We've been working on this program for a few years now, and are excited to finally share it with students and teachers," said Red Sox EVP/CMO Adam Grossman. "We hope the daily exposure to Red Sox games and players through math will help build a greater connection to the team at an early age, provide a fun way for kids to hone their math skills, and help us engage and cultivate a community of educators." 

Wally's Math Academy is hosted on a platform called Training Camp developed by TruMedia Networks, a sports analytics firm that provides research platforms for teams, leagues, and media partners.  

Wally's Math Academy is free to educators. They can sign up by visiting redsox.com/wallysmathacademy

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Red Sox mourn the passing of Lee Stange

Former Red Sox pitcher, instructor, coach helped lead Boston to AL pennant during 1967 "Impossible Dream" season

BOSTON, MA - The Boston Red Sox mourn the loss of Lee Stange, who passed away on Friday at the age of 81. A member of Boston's 1967 "Impossible Dream" team, Stange spent nearly 40 years in professional baseball, including 23 as a player, coach, and instructor in the Red Sox organization.

Born on October 27, 1936 in Chicago, IL, Stange began his 14-year playing career in 1957, reaching the major leagues in 1961 with the Minnesota Twins. The right-hander pitched in 359 big league games and made 125 starts over 10 seasons with the Twins (1961-64), Cleveland Indians (1964-66), Red Sox (1966-70), and Chicago White Sox (1970), going 62-61 with 21 saves and a 3.56 ERA.

BOSTON, MA - The Boston Red Sox mourn the loss of Lee Stange, who passed away on Friday at the age of 81. A member of Boston's 1967 "Impossible Dream" team, Stange spent nearly 40 years in professional baseball, including 23 as a player, coach, and instructor in the Red Sox organization.

Born on October 27, 1936 in Chicago, IL, Stange began his 14-year playing career in 1957, reaching the major leagues in 1961 with the Minnesota Twins. The right-hander pitched in 359 big league games and made 125 starts over 10 seasons with the Twins (1961-64), Cleveland Indians (1964-66), Red Sox (1966-70), and Chicago White Sox (1970), going 62-61 with 21 saves and a 3.56 ERA.

After posting a 3.35 ERA in 28 games (19 starts) for the Red Sox in 1966, Stange was a key contributor during the club's 1967 "Impossible Dream" season that saw Boston win its first American League pennant in 21 years. Known as "The Stinger," he threw 181.2 innings over 24 starts and 11 relief appearances that season, going 8-10 with a 2.77 ERA. His lone postseason appearance came in Game 3 of the World Series at St. Louis, as he pitched 2.0 innings in relief and did not allow an earned run.

Stange retired as a player at the age of 33 following the 1970 season and returned to the Red Sox organization, first as a minor league instructor in 1971. He joined the major league club's staff as a pitching coach from 1972-74 and returned to the same role from 1981-84, after serving as a coach and instructor in the Twins and Oakland A's organizations from 1975-80. During his second stint on Boston's major league coaching staff, Stange helped in the development of such Red Sox pitchers as Dennis Eckersley and Roger Clemens.

Following the 1984 season, Stange returned to the Red Sox minor league system and served as a coach and instructor for 10 seasons. After leaving professional baseball, he worked as a pitching coach at Florida Institute of Technology for nine seasons before retiring at age 78. In August 2017, Stange returned to Fenway Park for the 50-year reunion of the "Impossible Dream" team.

Stange is survived by his wife, Barbara; his children, Tim, Jim, and Jana; his two step children, Paul Reed and former Red Sox infielder Jody Reed; and his six grandchildren.

Per Stange's request, no funeral service will be held.

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Red Sox pitcher Austin Maddox undergoes successful surgery

BOSTON, MA - Boston Red Sox right-handed pitcher Austin Maddox underwent successful surgery yesterday at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, CA.

Maddox, 27, underwent a right shoulder rotator cuff surgery, performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Maddox's recovery time is expected to be approximately 12 months.

BOSTON, MA - Boston Red Sox right-handed pitcher Austin Maddox underwent successful surgery yesterday at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, CA.

Maddox, 27, underwent a right shoulder rotator cuff surgery, performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Maddox's recovery time is expected to be approximately 12 months.

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Dana-Farber Pediatric Patients join Fenway's Bullpen Buddies, Celebrate 68 Years with Red Sox

After 68 years of partnership between the Boston Red Sox's charitable Red Sox Foundation and the Jimmy Fund, a charity supporting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, patients from the Jimmy Fund Clinic received a unique honor that most Bostonians spend their whole lives only dreaming about: Fenway Park Field Access. 

As part of the Bullpen Buddies charity initiative, sponsored by IBEW Local 103 and NECA, Dana-Farber pediatric patients stood on the field of the oldest, most beloved Major League ballpark in America and cheered on the Red Sox during their batting practice. 

The Red Sox Foundation has worked closely with Dana-Farber and its revered Jimmy Fund for decades, partnering to raise money for cancer research and treatment for adults and children. 

Throughout the Red Sox batting practice, Jimmy Fund Clinic patients were greeted at the bullpen by some hometown heroes: players of the Boston Red Sox. After getting autographs from their new friends, patients and their families then stayed to watch the Red Sox match up against the Toronto Blue Jays, together enjoying America's favorite pastime in America's favorite park. 

IBEW Local 103 and NECA also provided each of the young visitors with IBEW Local 103 t-shirts, Red Sox hats, a baseball, and other Red Sox merchandise in a complimentary swag bag as part of the experience. 

"Bullpen Buddies is a really special initiative, and we're proud to play a part in making such a positive, lasting memory for local youth," said Lou Antonellis, Business Manager of IBEW Local 103. "That's what this partnership with the Sox is all about: working together for our community." 

The members of IBEW Local 103 and NECA have been servicing Fenway Park for over 100 years. Now, IBEW Local 103 members, along with the union contractors of NECA, have forged a broader partnership with the Boston Red Sox that will help power a number of key charitable initiatives. In addition to Bullpen Buddies, these initiatives include the recent Baseball Tomorrow Fund Equipment Drive and an expansion of the "Helmets to Hardhats" program that helps returning military service veterans find rewarding, family-sustaining careers in the construction trade industry.

"Generations of Red Sox players, staff, and fans have raised millions for cancer treatment and research for the Jimmy Fund. We're excited to celebrate our partnership, which is the oldest and most extensive team-charity relationship in professional sports. There isn't a better way to celebrate that than to give our young patients the chance to meet their favorite players on the field at Fenway Park," said Jimmy Fund spokesperson Molly McHale. "We can't thank IBEW and NECA enough for choosing The Jimmy Fund for what was a special day for patients and their families." 

About the Jimmy Fund: The Jimmy Fund solely supports Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. Since its founding in 1948, the Jimmy Fund has raised millions of dollars through thousands of community fundraising events. Their charity partners include the Boston Red Sox, Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, Pan-Mass Challenge, and the Variety Children's Charity of New England. 


About IBEW Local 103: IBEW Local 103's mission is to provide Greater Boston's developers with the best trained, most efficient, safest electricians and telecommunications specialists, while fostering our Union's values of economic fairness, equal opportunity and charitable giving in the communities where we work, live, and raise our families. Our unwavering commitment to professional excellence is personified by the recently built addition to our Joint Apprenticeship Training facility. The Local 103 JATC is among the most advance electrical apprenticeship programs in the country. Working for better wages, better benefits, and fair working conditions is only a small part of our Union's focus. Local 103 members take pride in giving back our time and expertise to causes and charities serving those less fortunate throughout our jurisdiction.

About NECA of Greater Boston: For over 100 years, NECA of Greater Boston has guaranteed Eastern New England construction developers the highest level of quality in electric and telecommunication service. Through representation of more than 80 of the finest electrical and telecom contractors in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire, NECA of Greater Boston strives every day to bring reliability and safety to each local project. Our tireless dedication to construction quality is synonymous to our dedication to the communities we serve, and we're proud to share and amplify those values through partnerships with the union electrical industry. Together our priority is simple: to advocate for the education, management and skilled workforce training, and labor relations that are constantly raising the standards of the industry.

After 68 years of partnership between the Boston Red Sox's charitable Red Sox Foundation and the Jimmy Fund, a charity supporting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, patients from the Jimmy Fund Clinic received a unique honor that most Bostonians spend their whole lives only dreaming about: Fenway Park Field Access. 

As part of the Bullpen Buddies charity initiative, sponsored by IBEW Local 103 and NECA, Dana-Farber pediatric patients stood on the field of the oldest, most beloved Major League ballpark in America and cheered on the Red Sox during their batting practice. 

The Red Sox Foundation has worked closely with Dana-Farber and its revered Jimmy Fund for decades, partnering to raise money for cancer research and treatment for adults and children. 

Throughout the Red Sox batting practice, Jimmy Fund Clinic patients were greeted at the bullpen by some hometown heroes: players of the Boston Red Sox. After getting autographs from their new friends, patients and their families then stayed to watch the Red Sox match up against the Toronto Blue Jays, together enjoying America's favorite pastime in America's favorite park. 

IBEW Local 103 and NECA also provided each of the young visitors with IBEW Local 103 t-shirts, Red Sox hats, a baseball, and other Red Sox merchandise in a complimentary swag bag as part of the experience. 

"Bullpen Buddies is a really special initiative, and we're proud to play a part in making such a positive, lasting memory for local youth," said Lou Antonellis, Business Manager of IBEW Local 103. "That's what this partnership with the Sox is all about: working together for our community." 

The members of IBEW Local 103 and NECA have been servicing Fenway Park for over 100 years. Now, IBEW Local 103 members, along with the union contractors of NECA, have forged a broader partnership with the Boston Red Sox that will help power a number of key charitable initiatives. In addition to Bullpen Buddies, these initiatives include the recent Baseball Tomorrow Fund Equipment Drive and an expansion of the "Helmets to Hardhats" program that helps returning military service veterans find rewarding, family-sustaining careers in the construction trade industry.

"Generations of Red Sox players, staff, and fans have raised millions for cancer treatment and research for the Jimmy Fund. We're excited to celebrate our partnership, which is the oldest and most extensive team-charity relationship in professional sports. There isn't a better way to celebrate that than to give our young patients the chance to meet their favorite players on the field at Fenway Park," said Jimmy Fund spokesperson Molly McHale. "We can't thank IBEW and NECA enough for choosing The Jimmy Fund for what was a special day for patients and their families." 

About the Jimmy Fund: The Jimmy Fund solely supports Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. Since its founding in 1948, the Jimmy Fund has raised millions of dollars through thousands of community fundraising events. Their charity partners include the Boston Red Sox, Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, Pan-Mass Challenge, and the Variety Children's Charity of New England. 


About IBEW Local 103: IBEW Local 103's mission is to provide Greater Boston's developers with the best trained, most efficient, safest electricians and telecommunications specialists, while fostering our Union's values of economic fairness, equal opportunity and charitable giving in the communities where we work, live, and raise our families. Our unwavering commitment to professional excellence is personified by the recently built addition to our Joint Apprenticeship Training facility. The Local 103 JATC is among the most advance electrical apprenticeship programs in the country. Working for better wages, better benefits, and fair working conditions is only a small part of our Union's focus. Local 103 members take pride in giving back our time and expertise to causes and charities serving those less fortunate throughout our jurisdiction.

About NECA of Greater Boston: For over 100 years, NECA of Greater Boston has guaranteed Eastern New England construction developers the highest level of quality in electric and telecommunication service. Through representation of more than 80 of the finest electrical and telecom contractors in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire, NECA of Greater Boston strives every day to bring reliability and safety to each local project. Our tireless dedication to construction quality is synonymous to our dedication to the communities we serve, and we're proud to share and amplify those values through partnerships with the union electrical industry. Together our priority is simple: to advocate for the education, management and skilled workforce training, and labor relations that are constantly raising the standards of the industry.

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Red sox to collect cash donations at the gates this weekend to help residents in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover

The Boston Red Sox will support resident affected by the fires and explosions that took place last night in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover.

Cash donations will be collected at all Fenway Park gates this Saturday, September 15, and Sunday, September 16, from the time gates open through the 2nd inning of the games. Gates open at 2:35 p.m. for Saturday's 4:05 p.m. game, and at 11:35 a.m. before Sunday's 1:05 p.m. matchup. 

The Boston Red Sox will support resident affected by the fires and explosions that took place last night in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover.

Cash donations will be collected at all Fenway Park gates this Saturday, September 15, and Sunday, September 16, from the time gates open through the 2nd inning of the games. Gates open at 2:35 p.m. for Saturday's 4:05 p.m. game, and at 11:35 a.m. before Sunday's 1:05 p.m. matchup. 

Donations received will go to the Lawrence Emergency Fund via the Essex County Community Foundation.

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Red Sox announce winners of 2018 Minor League awards

Recipients to be recognized in pre-game ceremony tomorrow

The Boston Red Sox today announced the winners of the organization's 2018 Minor League Awards: 

•    Offensive Player of the Year: 3B Bobby Dalbec

The Boston Red Sox today announced the winners of the organization's 2018 Minor League Awards: 

•    Offensive Player of the Year: 3B Bobby Dalbec

•    Defensive Player of the Year: 3B Bobby Dalbec
 
•    Pitcher of the Year: RHP Denyi Reyes
 
•    Baserunner of the Year: INF/OF Kervin Suarez
 
•    Latin Program Position Player of the Year: OF Gilberto Jimenez
 
•    Latin Program Pitcher of the Year: RHP Miguel Suero
 
Additionally, right-handed pitcher Ryan Brasier has been recognized as the 2018 recipient of the Lou Gorman Award. Created in 2011, the award is given annually to a Red Sox minor league player who has demonstrated dedication and perseverance in overcoming obstacles while working his way to the major league team.
 
The 2018 Minor League Awards are selected by the Red Sox baseball operations department and minor league roving instructors. The recipients will be honored during a pre-game, on-field ceremony at Fenway Park tomorrow prior to Boston's 4:05 p.m. game against the New York Mets.

Dalbec, 23, played 100 games for High-A Salem and 29 games for Double-A Portland in his third professional season, finishing second among all minor leaguers with 70 extra-base hits, tied for fourth with 32 home runs, and tied for second with 109 RBI. The Carolina League MVP led the league with 26 home runs, 85 RBI, 55 extra-base hits, and a .573 slugging percentage, twice earning the league's Player of the Week honors. He was transferred to Portland in early August and tallied 15 extra-base hits in 29 games with the Sea Dogs, posting a .514 slugging percentage. 

Between Salem and Portland, Dalbec made 109 starts at third base, also starting twice at first base and appearing once at shortstop. At third base, he combined for a .928 fielding percentage at the two levels, making 20 errors in 278 total chances, and turned 32 double plays. He was named the organization's Defensive Player of the Month for May and Hitter of the Month for July. Recognized as the Red Sox' No. 9 prospect in Baseball America's midseason rankings, he has hit .273 (245-for-898) with 52 home runs in 248 minor league games since the Red Sox selected him in the fourth round of the 2016 June Draft.

Reyes, 21, finished the season 12-5 with a 1.97 ERA (34 ER/155.2 IP), 145 strikeouts, and just 19 walks over 27 appearances, including 18 starts with Single-A Greenville and six with High-A Salem. Among qualifying minor league pitchers, the right-hander ranked sixth in ERA and fourth with a 0.91 WHIP, also leading Red Sox farmhands in ERA for the second consecutive season. Reyes was recognized as the South Atlantic League's Pitcher of the Year after earning mid-season and postseason All-Star honors, posting a league-best 1.89 ERA (26 ER/123.2 IP) and 0.85 WHIP. Originally signed as an international free agent in July 2014, the Dominican-born Reyes has a 32-7 career record, 2.12 ERA (77 ER/327.1 IP), and 286 strikeouts against just 33 walks over 66 games, including 41 starts.
 
Suarez, 19, spent the full season with Single-A Greenville, ranking second among all Red Sox minor leaguers with a team-leading 25 stolen bases in 31 attempts (80.6%). Named the organization's Minor League Base Stealer of the Month in May, the switch hitter also led the Drive with 119 games played, 110 hits, and 71 runs scored, splitting his time defensively with 71 starts in center field and 46 at second base. A native of Venezuela, Suarez has played three professional seasons since being signed as an international free agent in 2015, stealing 54 bases over 119 games while batting .254 (235-for-927) with 145 runs scored, 39 doubles, nine triples, 10 home runs, and 77 RBI. He entered the 2018 season ranked by Baseball America as the best athlete in the Red Sox' minor league system.

Jimenez, 18, led Boston's Dominican Summer League Red Sox 1 affiliate with 67 games played, 42 runs scored, 82 hits, 10 doubles, eight triples, 18 extra-base hits, and 108 total bases, also ranking second with a .319 batting average (82-for-257), a .384 on-base percentage, and 16 stolen bases. Making his professional debut, he finished fourth among all DSL hitters in hits and tied for sixth in triples. He hit .408 (31-for-76) in his final 19 games of the season, recording seven extra-base hits and a .991 OPS in that time. The Dominican native made 64 starts in center field, making three errors in 132 chances (.977 fielding percentage) and recording seven outfield assists. 

Suero, 21, played for three Rookie-level clubs in 2018, contributing to each of the Red Sox' Dominican Summer League affiliates and the Gulf Coast League team. The right-hander combined to allow just nine earned runs over 52.0 innings pitched, posting a 1.56 ERA, 0.77 WHIP, and .177 opponent batting average while striking out 49 hitters compared to just eight walks. He made 10 starts and four multi-inning relief appearances, holding his opponents to zero earned runs in nine of his outings and only one earned run in three others. 

Brasier, 31, was selected to the Red Sox' major league roster on July 8 and has remained with the club ever since, leading Sox relievers in that time with 27.1 innings pitched, a 1.65 ERA (5 ER), a 0.88 WHIP, and a .513 opponent OPS. The right-handed reliever has held opponents scoreless in 22 of his 27 appearances, helping the team to a 22-5 record in his outings. Brasier was originally selected by the Angels in the sixth round of the 2007 June Draft and made his major league debut for the club in 2013, appearing in seven games. He underwent Tommy John surgery the following spring and was forced to miss the entire 2014 regular season. Once healthy, Brasier spent two seasons in the Oakland Athletics' minor league system and one season in Japan before signing with the Red Sox as a minor league free agent in March.

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