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Boston Red Sox to Retire Wade Boggs' #26

His number will be the 10th on the right field facade of Fenway Park

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    Boston Red Sox to Retire Wade Boggs' #26
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    COOPERSTOWN, NY - JULY 31: 2005 inductee Wade Boggs gives his speech during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 31, 2005 at the Clark Sports Complex in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

    The Boston Red Sox announced Monday that they will retire former third baseman Wade Boggs' uniform number 26 on May 26, 2016.

    The Hall of Famer's .338 batting average with the Red Sox is second only to Ted Williams, and no one has played more games at third base in the team's history. 

    His number will be the 10th on the right field facade of Fenway Park.

    "Wade Boggs was the best third baseman in Red Sox history and one of the best hitters of his generation," team owner John Henry said in a statement.

    Boggs said he was "humbled" and "honored" to have his number retired. "To say that your number will never be worn again is the highest honor an athlete can receive."

    During his 11 seasons as Boston's third baseman, he was an eight-time All-Star. He was a first-ballot inductee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005.

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