Pete Frates (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred to honor Pete Frates at Red Sox-Boston College game

Rob Bradford
February 09, 2015 - 4:47 am

According to the Salem Evening News, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at the Red Sox' March 3 exhibition game against Boston College at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers in honor of former BC player Pete Frates. Manfred's appearance is part of the tribute to Frates that will include both the Red Sox and BC wearing No. 3 jerseys for the game. The Eagles uniforms will be the same style worn by the Eagles when Frates played for BC in the mid-2000s. (For more details on the uniforms, click here.) The 30-year-old Frates suffers from ALS, a disease he has battled for the past three years. Frates has helped draw worldwide attention to ALS, serving as one of the motivations for the ice bucket challenge, which he participated in last summer with members of the Red Sox in front of Fenway Park's Green Monster. To read more about Manfred's appearance, click here for Phil Stacey's report.