Schilling, Burks, Barrett Inducted Into Red Sox Hall Of Fame

August 3, 2012 12:00 AM
Schilling, Burks, Barrett Inducted Into Red Sox Hall Of Fame
" BOSTON (CBS) –  The Red Sox Hall of Fame welcomed seven new members on Friday, as the class of 2012 was formally inducted at Fenway Park.

Marty Barrett, Ellis Burks, Joe Dobson, Hubert “Dutch” Leonard, Curt Schilling and non-uniformed selections Joe Mooney and John I. Taylor were enshrined during a luncheon Friday afternoon, and will again be honored during a pre-game ceremony on the field before Boston continues their series against the Minnesota Twins.

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Barrett, named MVP of the ALCS in 1986 when the Red Sox rallied for three straight wins to defeat the California Angels and advance to the World Series, said it was a great honor to take his place in Red Sox tradition.

“It means a lot. I heard the news and got goose bumps; it was really exciting for me,” said Barrett, who hit .278 over nine seasons in Boston. “A lot of my friends and family that think it’s the greatest thing. It shows that you’re appreciated, and I think it’s common knowledge that Red Sox fans are the most intelligent of the baseball world "

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