The 2024 Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame class is set to welcome some legendary figures, and among them is Jonathan Papelbon, a multiple World Series champion.
Papelbon made a significant impact on the Red Sox during his tenure from 2005 to 2011, where he served as the team’s closer for six seasons. His remarkable achievements included four consecutive All-Star selections from 2006 to 2009, a World Series victory in 2007, and an impressive 219 saves while donning the Boston uniform.
This prestigious honor will see Papelbon join the Red Sox Hall of Fame alongside former teammates Dustin Pedroia and Trot Nixon. In response to this recognition, Papelbon expressed his gratitude on X/Twitter, emphasizing the significance of sharing the moment with two outstanding teammates who played the game with integrity and respect. He wrote, “It is an honor to be inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame today with Trot and Dustin, two of the best teammates you could ask for, who played every out with integrity and respect. Blessed and Thankful.”
The induction ceremony for Papelbon, Nixon, and Pedroia is scheduled for May 29, followed by a special tribute at Fenway Park the next day.
It is an honor to be inducted to Red Sox Hall of Fame today with Trot and Dustin, two of the best teammates you could ask for, who played every out with integrity and respect. Blessed and Thankful https://t.co/6gQbajKUAY
— Jonathan Papelbon (@TheRealJPap58) December 18, 2023
Following his tenure with the Red Sox, Papelbon continued his career, spending five seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals before retiring after the 2016 season. His impressive MLB career concluded with a record of 41-36 and a remarkable 368 saves.