The Pawtucket Red Sox today announced the formation of the PawSox Hall of Fame, debuting this coming season at McCoy Stadium with an inaugural class of inductees.
The PawSox Hall of Fame will recognize the outstanding careers of former PawSox players, managers, coaches, broadcasters, and executives. A selection committee comprising Pawtucket Red Sox and Boston Red Sox staff, past and present media personnel, area business leaders, and representatives from the community will be responsible for electing candidates.
Nominations can be made via fan submissions, either by hard mail, email ([email protected]), or by using the Twitter hashtag #pawsoxhof. To be eligible for nomination, players, managers, and coaches must have spent at least part of one year with the PawSox and must have been out of uniform for at least three years. The feats of non-uniformed PawSox personnel will be chosen by a unanimous vote of the Selection Committee.
"We're excited to establish the PawSox Hall of Fame, which will recognize the most impactful figures in our franchise's history," said PawSox Senior Vice President/General Manager Dan Rea. "We're also pleased to introduce a public nomination process, giving our fans the opportunity to push the candidacies of their favorite figures from our club's rich past."
The first class of PawSox Hall of Fame members will be inducted during a ceremony held during the 2016 season, and the date of that ceremony and other details about the Hall of Fame will be announced in the coming weeks. The inaugural class will be announced after the New Year and individual Hall of Fame plaques will eventually reside in a special area at McCoy Stadium.