Wade Boggs spent the majority of his 18-year MLB career with the Red Sox. He played in Boston from 1982-92, but then something crazy happened.
He signed with the New York Yankees. Then he won a World Series with them, in 1996.
Boston fans weren’t happy – not at the time, anyway.
But time heals all wounds. The Red Sox retired Boggs’ jersey number (26) on May 26 at Fenway Park.
“It was such a special moment – not only for myself, but for my family,” the 58-year-old Boggs said on CBS Sports Radio’s Tiki and Tierney. “The reception that I got was absolutely amazing. So now (I’m) back in the good graces. I’ll be up there (June 23) for David Ortiz’s number retirement. So I’m back in the city of Boston, where I should have been all along.”