David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez headline Red Sox Hall of Fame 2020 class

Scott McLaughlin
December 03, 2019 - 3:53 pm

The Red Sox Hall of Fame Class of 2020 will feature five inductees, including two of the greatest sluggers in franchise history.

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David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez, who formed a frightening middle of the lineup for five years from 2003-2008 before Ramirez was traded away, headline the group, which also includes catcher Rich Gedman, pitcher Bill Dinneen, and general manager Dan Duquette.

In addition, the Red Sox' World Series-clinching Game 4 win over the Cardinals in 2004 has been selected as this year's "Memorable Red Sox Moment." Ortiz and Ramirez were of course key members of that curse-breaking team, as well as the 2007 team that won a second World Series in four years. Ortiz would go on to lead Boston to a third World Series title in a decade in 2013.

Gedman played for the Red Sox from 1980-1990 and made back-to-back All-Star teams in 1985 and 1986. Dinneen pitched for the Sox from 1901-1907 and helped lead the club to victory in the first modern World Series in 1903, when he won three games in Boston's 5-3 series win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Duquette served as Red Sox GM from 1994-2002 and helped lay the foundation of the team that would eventually win the World Series in 2004. Among other moves, Duquette traded for Pedro Martinez, Jason Varitek and Derek Lowe, and signed Ramirez and Johnny Damon in free agency.

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