Remy leads Sox Hall of Fame class

Remy leads Sox Hall of Fame class

BOSTON -- The Red Sox Hall of Fame will have seven newcomers on Nov. 9, when the 2006 induction class is unveiled at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

This year's class is headlined by former second baseman and current Red Sox television analyst Jerry Remy, who has become a New England cult figure with a nickname (RemDawg) in his post-playing days. Remy, the pride of Somerset, Mass., was Boston's second baseman from 1978-84. He hit .286 with 98 stolen bases in 710 games for his hometown team.

Remy will be joined by infielder Vern Stephens (1948-51), right-hander Ellis Kinder (1948-55) and first baseman George (The Boomer) Scott (1966-71, '77-79). In addition, two former Sox managers (Joe Morgan and Dick Williams) will be inducted.

Dick Bresciani, the team's vice president/publications and archives, will be recognized as a non-uniformed Red Sox Hall of Famer.

And in another piece of news that is sure to thrill the fans who attend the charitable dinner, Dave Roberts will be honored for his "Memorable Moment in Red Sox History," that, of course, being his history-changing stolen base against the Yankees in the ninth inning of Game 4 of the 2004 American League Championship Series.

Backed by that Roberts' theft, the Red Sox started on their successful quest of being the first team in Major League history to rally back from a 3-0 deficit in a postseason series.

The other inductees never tasted a World Series victory with the Red Sox, but left their mark with the team nonetheless.

The folksy Morgan took over as Red Sox manager following the 1988 All-Star break and guided the team to one of the most remarkable runs in franchise history. The run is known simply as Morgan Magic. After underachieving in the first half, the Red Sox won 12 straight after Morgan took over, and 19 of 20. They went on to win the American League East. Enriching the Morgan story were his local roots. In fact, to this day, Morgan still lives in his hometown of Walpole, Mass. Morgan managed the Red Sox through the 1991 season.

Speaking of memorable Red Sox managers, Williams is near the top of the list. He was a rookie Major League manager while leading the Red Sox to their Impossible Dream, pennant-winning season of 1967. He managed two other teams (the Oakland Athletics and the San Diego Padres) to the World Series.

One of the reasons Williams was so successful during that '67 season was the booming bat and slick glove of Scott. The three-time Gold Glove winner leads all Red Sox first baseman with 988 games. He bashed 154 homers -- or taters, as he liked to call them -- in nine years with the Sox.

Stephens, a four-time All-Star with the Red Sox, hit .283 with 122 homer and 562 RBIs in 660 games. He died in 1968.

Kinder compiled an 86-52 record and 3.28 ERA during his time with the Sox, led by a 23-6 record in 1949, a year that the Red Sox narrowly missed winning the pennant.

Information regarding tickets for the 2006 Hall of Fame Dinner will be announced this spring. Net proceeds will benefit the Red Sox Foundation and its charitable programs.

The Red Sox Hall of Fame was founded in 1995 and now has 57 members, including the 2006 inductees. The team adds players to its Hall of Fame every two years.

Ian Browne is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.