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  • PawSox Introduce "Paws for a Cause" Community Initiative

    The PawSox today announced a 2017 community initiative to give Rhode Island charities the opportunity to raise awareness at the club's home games. "Paws for a Cause" invites area nonprofits to be featured on the field in pre-game ceremonies, to have their key message delivered over the stadium's communications system, and to have their spokesperson visit the PawSox broadcast booth for an inning during the game. The club plans to welcome a charity at each of its 71 home games. MORE »
  • Red Sox Purchase Contract of RHP Hector Velazquez from Campeche of the Mexican League

    The Boston Red Sox today purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Hector Velazquez from the Piratas de Campeche of the Mexican League. The deal is pending a physical. President of Baseball Operations David Dombrowski made the announcement. Velazquez, 28, most recently pitched for the Mayos de Navojoa in the Mexican Pacific Winter League. In 14 appearances with the club, all starts, he was 9-3 with a 2.32 ERA (22 ER/85.1 IP) and 87 strikeouts. He made five scoreless starts of at least 5.0 innings, and in his final four outings from December 9-27, he posted a 1.71 ERA (5 ER/26.1 IP) with 22 strikeouts against two walks. MORE »
  • PawSox Deliver Roses and Spread Cheer to Local Seniors

    For the second consecutive year, the PawSox delivered roses to local senior citizens in an effort to spread cheer surrounding Valentine's Day. This year, the PawSox visited the North Attleboro Senior Center, St. Elizabeth Manor in Bristol, and the Darlington Assisted Living Home in Pawtucket. MORE »
  • The Best Four Words of Spring: Pitchers and Catchers Report

    Amidst the snowfall that continues to mount in New England, the sun was shining on Boston Red Sox Pitchers and Catchers, who have reported for Spring Training under balmy blue skies and swaying palm trees at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers, Florida. MORE »
  • PawSox feel renewed commitment to city of Pawtucket

    While McCoy Stadium's days as the host of the Pawtucket Red Sox appear numbered, the city itself appears to be increasing its chances of remaining the long-term home of the Triple-A club. Last month's long-awaited independent study was more or less the death knell for professional baseball at McCoy Stadium beyond 2020 -- the final year of the PawSox's current lease at McCoy. Neither renovating the current stadium nor demolishing it and building a new one at the site can promise a reasonable return on what would be a significant investment -- at least $68 million. MORE »
  • PawSox Front Office see their Shadows on Groundhog Day

    For the second consecutive year in honor of Groundhog Day, the Pawtucket Red Sox front office staff "saw their shadows," a Sports Management class of eleven seniors from St. Raphael Academy. Following a tour of the ballpark, the students were paired with front office members, learning the variety of responsibilities in the operation. For the students, it was an educational experience; for the PawSox staff, it was a moment of reminiscing. MORE »
  • Red Sox officials share vision of Fenway replica at Triple-A level

    Imagine the Pawtucket Red Sox playing at a ballpark with similar dimensions and attractions seen at Fenway Park. Such a scenario would provide the PawSox ballplayer with a significant competitive advantage, one that Red Sox President Sam Kennedy and President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski touched upon during a luncheon for corporate sponsors and local officials at McCoy Stadium on Tuesday. MORE »
  • "Truck Day" In Pawtucket: Pawsox To Welcome Red Sox Spring Training Equipment Truck On Monday, February 6

    For the second straight winter, the Boston Red Sox Spring Training equipment truck will make a stop at McCoy Stadium on its way to Florida. On Monday, February 6 at approximately 1 pm, PawSox fans will welcome and then send the truck on its way to JetBlue Park in Fort Myers. Paws, Sox, and club officials will be on hand, and as an added touch, the PawSox will debut new 75th Anniversary McCoy Stadium apparel that will thereafter be available in the PawSox Baseball Store. MORE »
  • Exciting, Expanded Promotional Calendar Unveiled for 2017 Season

    With just 90 days until Opening Night, and with only three days until all single-game tickets go on sale, the Pawtucket Red Sox today announced their new Promotions Calendar for 2017 - one that continues to increase the number of attractions and events while further raising the level of fun for fans of all ages at McCoy Stadium. MORE »
  • PawSox Create New Pawtucket Mentoring Program with Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership

    The Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership today announced a collaboration to provide mentors to Pawtucket children at nearby Agnes E. Little Elementary School. The program, announced during National Mentoring Month, features members of the PawSox front office providing their time and attention to third-graders. MORE »
  • IL announces 2017 Hall of Fame class

    The International League announced today that three-time All-Star pitcher Lee Gardner and Indianapolis Chairman Emeritus Max Schumacher, who is in his 61st season with the Indians, will be inducted into the circuit's Hall of Fame as members of the Class of 2017. The two men were elected to the IL Hall by a vote of living Hall of Famers, longtime executives, broadcasters, and members of the media. MORE »
  • PawSox Host 2nd Annual Jackie Robinson Celebration

    This afternoon, baseball players from Tolman High School in Pawtucket joined the PawSox in celebrating the life of Jackie Robinson in the team's home clubhouse. Red Sox Hall of Famer Tommy Harper shared his stories with the local student-athletes, and shed light on how Jackie Robinson paved the way for other African-American baseball players like himself. Former Mayor of Boston and Providence College basketball alum Ray Flynn also joined the PawSox in the home clubhouse, and discussed how Jackie Robinson's courage impacted many of his basketball teammates--- Flynn also told stories of meeting Robinson on multiple occasions when he was Mayor. Robinson would have turned 98 on January 31, the eve of black history month. MORE »
  • Statement from the PawSox on the McCoy Stadium Study

    We thank Jonathan O'Neil Cole of Pendulum Studio of Kansas City, MO and his team of ballpark experts for their hard work, responsiveness, and dedication over the last several months during their independent study of McCoy Stadium. MORE »
  • PawSox Single Game Tickets for 2017 go On Sale January 13

    The Pawtucket Red Sox will begin 2017 single game ticket sales at the 2nd Annual "PawSox Moonlight Madness" baseball festival at McCoy Stadium on Friday, January 13 from 5-8 p.m. The hospitality event, featuring Sam Travis, Robby Scott, and Kevin Boles, is free and open to fans and families of all ages. MORE »
  • What Does $100,000 Really Mean?

    Some baseball numbers are filled with meaning. For Red Sox fans, Number 8, Number 9, and Number 34 are like pictures--they're worth a thousand words. Other baseball numbers signify well-known stories, such as 714, 755, and 2131. But the stories behind some numbers are not self-evident. They need to be told. MORE »
  • PawSox Again Cross the $100,000 Mark in Community Contributions in 2016

    The Pawtucket Red Sox again reached a six-figure charitable milestone in 2016, exceeding $100,000 in cash commitments and contributions to the community. The club and its foundation, the Pawtucket Red Sox/James J. Skeffington Charitable Foundation, have typically combined to reach such a level of philanthropy over the past dozen years. MORE »