The Red Sox will honor former second baseman Dustin Pedroia at Fenway Park in a ceremony before their game against the Yankees June 25.
After battling knee injuries for several years, Pedroia announced his retirement at 37 in February. The former AL MVP was limited to a total of nine games in the 2018 and 2019 seasons and did not play in 2020.
Pedroia was a three-time World Series champion, a Rookie of the Year, and a four-time Gold Glove award winner. He is the only player in major league history to win a World Series title and earn MVP, Rookie of the Year, and a Gold Glove within his first two full seasons, having accomplished the feat in 2007-08.
Following his retirement, Pedroia had a partial knee replacement, which has allowed him to move pain-free again.
During his career, Pedroia and his wife Kelli were strong supporters of the team’s charity, the Red Sox Foundation. Because of Pedroia’s generosity, the foundation is encouraging fans to join the “Pedey Fan Club” to raise funds for its charitable programs. Fans who join (membership costs $115) will receive a box of Pedroia memorabilia.
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