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Red Sox salute their 1975 AL champions

05/05/15: Boston, MA: The Red Sox honored their 1975 American League Champion team before the game, and the current team wore throwback uniforms from that season during the game. pictured leaving the field following the ceremony are (right to left) Carl Yastrzemski, Bill Lee, Carlton Fisk and Bob Montgomery. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Tampa Bay Rays in a regular season MLB game at Fenway Park. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section: sports topic: Red Sox-Rays(1)

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The great Carl Yastrzemski leaves the field after pregame ceremonies, trailed by 1975 teammates Bill Lee, Carlton Fisk, Bob Montgomery, and Jim Willoughby.

From Luis Tiant to Jim Rice to Dwight Evans, 26 members of the 1975 Red Sox American League championship team reunited at Fenway Park Tuesday night to mark the 40th anniversary of the team’s run to the World Series.

The former players took the field for a pregame tribute, the current Red Sox played the game in special throwback jerseys, and fans received Carlton Fisk bobblehead dolls.

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“A chance for us to recognize that group,” said Sox manager John Farrell. “We’ve been fortunate to get to know some of the individuals personally that were on that team — some colorful, some maybe not as much — but I think it’s one of the benefits of playing for and working for such a storied franchise. You’ve got markers over a long period of time that you can highlight.”

Tiant threw out the first pitch to Fisk, in a re-creation of the battery from Game 6 of the 1975 World Series.

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This time, Rice and Fred Lynn stood in the batter’s boxes — and Tiant threw a brushback at Rice, who was crowding the plate.

05/05/15: Boston, MA: The Red Sox honored their 1975 American League Champion team before the game, and the current team wore throwback uniforms from that season during the game. Here 2B Denny Doyle (right) shows pitcher Bill Lee where the mound is as he heads for the hill after being introduced. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Tampa Bay Rays in a regular season MLB game at Fenway Park. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section: sports topic: Red Sox-Rays(1)

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Second baseman Denny Doyle (right) shows pitcher Bill Lee where the mound is during the pregame ceremony.

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 Photos: Red Sox honor 1975 team

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