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For the love of baseball

June 25, 1978: Red Sox pitcher Dennis Eckersley signed autographs before the Sox game with the Baltimore Orioles. Not to worry, he wasn’t wearing out his pitching arm as Luis Tiant was the starter and got the 8-3 win over the Birds.

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June 25, 1978: Red Sox pitcher Dennis Eckersley signed autographs before the Sox game with the Baltimore Orioles. Not to worry, he wasn’t wearing out his pitching arm as Luis Tiant was the starter and got the 8-3 win over the Birds.

Red Sox fans have had their ups and downs throughout the years but they have always shown their adoration for the team. Baseball enthusiasts strive for that beloved autograph, hoping to be the lucky one to catch the star’s attention. With the all-star break upon us, here is a tribute to the most dedicated followers. - Leanne Burden Seidel and Lisa Tuite

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