April 10, 2013
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Wade Boggs thinks his number, 26, should be retired by the Red Sox and be displayed above right field.
Boggs, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, has been content to be an assistant coach of the Wharton High School Wildcats for the last 12 years, for no salary.
AP Photo/Elise Amendola/file 2012
There are some memories of Boggs at Fenway Park, such as this imprint of his hand that a fan compared to her own one day last year.
Over the winter Brock Holt was assigned Boggs' No. 26 when he came to the Red Sox from the Pirates.
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Boggs went to the Yankees as a free agent in 1993, and then rode a police horse around Yankee Stadium after the team defeated the Braves to win the 1996 World Series.
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The 12-time All-Star got his 3,000th hit — a home run — as a Tampa Bay Devil Ray in 1999, and they retired his number 12 the following year.
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Boggs spent 11 of his 18 MLB seasons in Boston. He hoped his father would live to see his number 26 join Ted Williams’s No. 9 on the right field facade, but Winn Boggs died in 2009.
Boggs, shown celebrating after the Red Sox clinched the American League East with a victory over the Chicago White Sox in 1990, was part of three Sox teams that went to the playoffs.
John Blanding/Globe Staff/file 1989
Boggs owns the second-best batting average (.338) in Red Sox history and is third in career on-base percentage (.428).
Bill Brett/Globe Staff
Since Boggs last played for the Red Sox in 1992, his No. 26 has been issued to more than a dozen players.
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