April 12, 2005
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A packed house turned out on Opening Day to watch the Red Sox raise their first championship banner in 86 years.
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Red Sox players walked out to center field, where they hoisted the banner celebrating last year's World Series title.
War veterans carried the World Series trophy and the team's championship rings onto the field.
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The Red Sox invited fellow Boston champions Richard Seymour, Tedy Bruschi, Bill Russell, and Bobby Orr, left to right, to participate in the ceremony.
Red Sox legend Johnny Pesky saluted the crowd after receiving his ring.
Dave Roberts, who is no longer with the team but whose steal in Game 4 of the ALCS was a turning point in last year's title run, was back to receive his ring,
The Red Sox invited former players such as Luis Tiant, Sam Horn, Jim Corsi, Jim Rice, Rich Gedman, Tommy Harper, Carl Yastrzemski, and Joe Morgan, left to right, to celebrate with them.
The archrival Yankees watched the ceremonies from the visiting dugout.
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The championship banner flew high above Fenway Park.