Reggie Smith, quietly one of the better hitters of his generation.
Opening Day, 2018.
March 26, 1977
The Red Sox release fan-favorite Rico Petrocelli. The two-time All-Star shortstop will call it quits, ending his 13-year career, all with Boston, with a .251 batting average.
March 4, 1921
After spending the first 12 years of his career with the team, veteran outfielder Harry Hooper is traded by the Red Sox to the White Sox for Nemo Leibold and Shano Collins. Hooper will finish his career in Chicago, hitting .302 during his five seasons in the Windy City, thirty points higher than his average in Boston.
February 24, 1990
At the age of 45, former Red Sox fan favorite Tony Conigliaro dies of pneumonia and kidney failure. In 1965, the Revere, Massachusetts, native became the youngest player ever to lead the American League in home runs when, as a 20-year-old, he hit 32 homers.