Roger Clemens, Pedro Martinez, Nomar Garciaparra and Joe Castiglione will be inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame at a Fenway Park luncheon on Thursday, August 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The inductees will then participate in a pre-game ceremony before the 7:10 p.m. Red Sox-Astros game.
Clemens, a three time Cy Young Award winner with the Red Sox and 1986 AL and All-Star MVP, spent 13 seasons with Boston beginning in 1984. He is tied with Cy Young for the most career wins (192) and most career shutouts (38) as a Red Sox, and is the all-time franchise leader in strikeouts (2,590). Clemens had two 20-strikeout no-walk games, in 1986 against Seattle and 1996 in Detroit. He was named to the All-Star Game five times as a Red Sox, including the 1986 game that he started and won.
Garciaparra, the 1997 AL Rookie of the Year, was an All-Star in five of his nine seasons with the Red Sox from 1996-2004. The shortstop and right-handed hitter has the fourth-best career batting average (.323) and fifth-best slugging percentage (.553) in Red Sox history.
Martinez was a two-time Cy Young Award winner and four-time All-Star in his seven seasons with the Red Sox from 1998-2004. He was a key part of the 2004 team that brought a World Series title to Boston for the first time since 1918. Martinez is the club's all-time leader with a .760 (117-37) career winning percentage and 72 10-strikeout games. He was named MVP of the 1999 All-Star Game at Fenway Park when he struck out five of the six batters he faced as the American League starter.
Castiglione has spent 31 seasons as the Red Sox play-by-play announcer. He has also covered the entire careers of this year's three Red Sox Hall of Fame selections. Castiglione became known nationally for his call of the 2004 World Series win as he broadcast the now famous words, "Can you believe it?"
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