Who Will Be Next Boston Red Sox To Have His Number Retired at Fenway Park?

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Who Will Be Next Boston Red Sox To Have His Number Retired at Fenway Park?
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Johnny Pesky's No. 6 is retired in September 2008. The next year, Jim Rice's "14" would become the last number to receive this honor at Fenway—for now.

The numbers are lined up along the right-field grandstand roof at Fenway Park as silent bas-relief beacons to nearly 80 years of outstanding performances by Boston Red Sox players.

They were once arranged in order of when they were officially retired, which led Boston Globe columnist/fatalist Dan Shaughnessy to note that the original four digits formed a date—9-4-1-8—on which Fenway was being prepped for a Red Sox-Cubs World Series.

For 86 long years, 1918 would mark the last year that the ballpark was home to a world championship team.

Perhaps to help break this "curse" the numbers were later rearranged from smallest to largest, so that they now read across as follows: 

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