The former Boston Red Sox All-star has recalled a racist incident with fans at the team’s home stadium, Fenway Park.
The player revealed, “There was one incident where a fan came running down and was being extra harsh towards one of our Black players. I just got fed up and I stood up and told him to ’Shut the F up, and if you don’t like it get out of here. I will never forget that moment because I was boiling. You could see the tension, and it wasn’t the same tension that was towards a white player.”
The player who retired in 2014 spent the maximum amount of time in his ten-year major league career with the Boston Sox. He played with two World Series Champions teams and was also a part of three All-Star teams.