From the archives

Red Sox honor late Jean Yawkey at Fenway

Red Sox general manager Lou Gorman yesterday gave a long and eloquent pregame tribute to late Red Sox owner Jean Yawkey, who died of complications from a stroke on Feb. 26.

Gorman asked the Fenway Park crowd of 34,472 to bow their heads in silence and “remember Mrs. Yawkey in your own way.”


The national anthem was sung by Arthur Rawding, who has performed in the past at Fenway and was a personal favorite of Yawkey.

According to Red Sox publicist Dick Bresciani, the team’s new chief executive, John Harrington, did not sit in his usual spot in Yawkey’s box, as a tribute to her. Harrington sat in the stands with his wife.

The players continued to wear the letters “JRY” on their sleeves, as they will all season, and the flag in left-center field will be kept at half-mast.

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
We hope you've enjoyed your free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of