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Voting for All-Fenway Team gets under way

Voting for All-Fenway Team gets under way

Voting for All-Fenway Team gets under way
BOSTON -- Fenway Park's 100th anniversary includes the unveiling of an All-Fenway Team before this year's All-Star break.

On Monday, the voting for that team began at RedSox.com and FenwayPark100.com, with a ballot compiled by historians and front office staff.

Feel like Jon Lester has been a better southpaw starter than Babe Ruth? Or that Pedro Martinez's dominance meant more to the Red Sox than Tim Wakefield's longevity? Voting for the best righty and lefty starters in team history opened Monday and runs through Feb. 26.

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The complete voting schedule is as follows:

Feb. 13-26: Right-handed and left-handed starting pitchers

Feb. 27-March 11: Catcher and first base

March 12-25: Second base and third base

March 26-April 8: Shortstop, bench and bullpen

April 9-22: Left field

April 23-May 6: Right field and designated hitter

May 7-20: Center field and manager

May 21-June 3: The 10th Man

All categories are self-explanatory, except for the last to be decided. The 10th Man is a last-chance vote for the top five second-place finishers across all categories.

Once the winners are announced, the winning players and/or their families will be recognized in pregame ceremonies in the second half of 2012.

Here are the candidates for each category:

SP, right-handed: Roger Clemens, Dennis Eckersley, Tex Hughson, Jim Lonborg, Martinez, Bill Monbouquette, Luis Tiant, Wakefield and Smoky Joe Wood

SP, left-handed: Ray Collins, Lefty Grove, Bruce Hurst, Bill Lee, Dutch Leonard, Lester, Mel Parnell, Herb Pennock and Ruth

C: Rick Ferrell, Carlton Fisk, Rich Gedman, Birdie Tebbetts, Jason Varitek and Sammy White

1B: Bill Buckner, Jimmie Foxx, Stuffy McInnis, George Scott, Mo Vaughn and Kevin Youkilis

2B: Mike Andrews, Marty Barrett, Bobby Doerr, Pete Runnels, Dustin Pedroia and Jerry Remy

3B: Wade Boggs, Larry Gardner, Mike Lowell, Frank Malzone, Bill Mueller and John Valentin

SS: Rick Burleson, Joe Cronin, Nomar Garciaparra, Johnny Pesky, Rico Petrocelli and Everett Scott

LF: Mike Greenwell, Duffy Lewis, Manny Ramirez, Jim Rice, Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski

RF: Tony Conigliaro, J.D. Drew, Dwight Evans, Harry Hooper, Jackie Jensen and Trot Nixon

CF: Johnny Damon, Dom DiMaggio, Fred Lynn, Jimmy Piersall, Reggie Smith and Tris Speaker

DH: Don Baylor, Orlando Cepeda, Cecil Cooper, Mike Easler, Reggie Jefferson and David Ortiz

Bench: Jerry Adair, Bernie Carbo, Alex Cora, Billy Goodman, Dalton Jones, John Kennedy, Ted Lepcio, Rick Miller, Dave Roberts and Dave Stapleton

Bullpen: Ike Delock, Tom Gordon, Ellis Kinder, Derek Lowe, Sparky Lyle, Jonathan Papelbon, Dick Radatz, Jeff Reardon, Bob Stanley and Mike Timlin

Manager: Bill Carrigan, Joe Cronin, Terry Francona, Joe Morgan, Dick Williams and Don Zimmer

Evan Drellich is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @EvanDrellich. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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