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Teammates

(Photo by Ffion Thomas ©)

Subject(s): (from L to R) Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, Johnny Pesky and Dom DiMaggio
Sport: Baseball

Location: Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Unveiled: 9/6/2010
Sculptor: Antonio Mendez
Material: Bronze
Status: In Situ

Inscription(s):
Inscribed on plinth: TEAMMATES.

Plaque: TEAMMATES. TED WILLIAMS (9), BOBBY DOERR (1), JOHNNY PESKY (6), AND DOM DIMAGGIO (7). They came to Boston from the West Coast - 2B Bobby Doerr from Los Angeles, CA in 1937; LF Ted Williams from San Diego, CA in 1939; CF Dominic DiMaggio from San Francisco, CA in 1940 and SS Johnny Pesky from Portland, OR in 1942. They were Red Sox teammates for seven seasons, but friends for a lifetime. In total, they played for the Red Sox for 52 seasons and have over 150 years of service with the Red Sox organization. They served their country in World War II, a total of 11 years. They led the Red Sox to a record of 653 wins vs. 424 losses for a .606 winning percentage during their time together. They sparked the Red Sox to 104 wins and the American League championship in 1946. They were American League All-Star selections 36 times. They were masters of their positions on the field. They are all in the Red Sox Hall of Fame, and Ted and Bobby are also in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. They left an unmatchable legacy in Red Sox history. They are immortalised in David Halberstam's poignant 2003 book, The Teammates, A Portrait of a Friendship. To Red Sox fans the world over, they are simply known as Bobby, Ted, Dom and Johnny. DEDICATED ON THIS 9TH DAY OF JUNE, 2010. MAYOR THOMAS M. MERINO. MAYOR. CITY OF BOSTON. JOHN W. HENRY. PRINCIPAL OWNER. BOSTON RED SOX. TOM WERNER. CHAIRMAN. BOSTON RED SOX. LARRY LUCCHINO. PRESIDENT/CEO. BOSTON RED SOX. Sculptor: Antonio Tobias Mendez.

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(Photo by Ffion Thomas ©)

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