Photos: Boston Red Sox Recognize Pete Frates Day in Boston.

The city of Boston today declared Sept. 5 as Pete Frates Day in honor of Pete Frates, the former Boston College baseball player whose battle with ALS inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge.

In attendance at the proclamation were Boston Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy and Chairman Tom Werner, as well as Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred.

Photos: 2015 Boston Red Sox Opening Day.

 

Baseball is back in Boston! Yesterday was a long, busy day for the Red Sox photography department, but also a day filled with amazing photo opportunities.

The Red Sox paid tribute to the New England Patriots, who won their fourth Super Bowl this year. Quarterback Tom Brady, Head Coach Bill Belichick, Team President Jonathan Kraft, and Team Owner Robert Kraft were introduced on field. The Red Sox also inducted ALS Survivor Pete Frates as an official member of the team, and recognized local kids as part of the new Calling All Kids initiative.

During the game, it was the Mookie Betts show, as he hits a three-run home run, robbed a home run in center field, and displayed some heads up base running. An exciting pre-game ceremony and a 9-4 Red Sox win made for a great start to the season!

I’ll be sure to post often as the season goes on – my fourth for the Red Sox, sixth for MLB, and first as a full-time Staff Photographer.

Photos: Castiglione, Clemens, Nomar, Pedro Inducted Into Red Sox Hall Of Fame.

"The jackets of Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Nomar Garciaparra, Pedro Martinez, Roger Clemens, and Joe Castiglione hang during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“The jackets of Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Nomar Garciaparra, Pedro Martinez, Roger Clemens, and Joe Castiglione hang during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"WEEI Broadcaster and Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Joe Castiglione takes a selfie in the Twitter Mirror during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“WEEI Broadcaster and Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Joe Castiglione takes a selfie in the Twitter Mirror during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Former pitcher and Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez meets with media during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Former pitcher and Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez meets with media during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Former pitcher and Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Roger Clemens meets with media during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Former pitcher and Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Roger Clemens meets with media during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"WEEI Broadcaster and Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Joe Castiglione meets with media during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“WEEI Broadcaster and Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Joe Castiglione meets with media during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Nomar Garciaparra poses for a photograph with a fan during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Nomar Garciaparra poses for a photograph with a fan during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame member Luis Tiant is introduced during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame member Luis Tiant is introduced during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Former shortstop Nomar Garciaparra is presented with a plaque by NESN broadcaster Don Orsillo as he is inducted as a member of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Former shortstop Nomar Garciaparra is presented with a plaque by NESN broadcaster Don Orsillo as he is inducted as a member of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Roger Clemens, Joe Castiglione, Pedro Martinez, and Nomar Garciaparra pose for a photograph during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Roger Clemens, Joe Castiglione, Pedro Martinez, and Nomar Garciaparra pose for a photograph during the 2014 Hall of Fame luncheon at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Former Boston College Baseball player Pete Frates, who lives with ALS, accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS alongside family members and Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, third baseman Will Middlebrooks, second baseman Dustin Pedroia, and catcher David Ross at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Former Boston College Baseball player Pete Frates, who lives with ALS, accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS alongside family members and Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, third baseman Will Middlebrooks, second baseman Dustin Pedroia, and catcher David Ross at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens throws batting practice to his two sons after getting inducted as a member of the Class of 2014 Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens throws batting practice to his two sons after getting inducted as a member of the Class of 2014 Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Nomar Garciaparra is introduced during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Nomar Garciaparra is introduced during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Joe Castiglione is presented with a plaque during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.'

“Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Joe Castiglione is presented with a plaque during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.’

"Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez is introduced during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez is introduced during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Joe Castiglione, Roger Clemens, Nomar Garciaparra, and Pedro Martinez are presented with plaques during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Joe Castiglione, Roger Clemens, Nomar Garciaparra, and Pedro Martinez are presented with plaques during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Joe Castiglione, Roger Clemens, Nomar Garciaparra, and Pedro Martinez throw out a ceremonial first pitch during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Joe Castiglione, Roger Clemens, Nomar Garciaparra, and Pedro Martinez throw out a ceremonial first pitch during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez hugs designated hitter David Ortiz during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez hugs designated hitter David Ortiz during a special pre-game ceremony before a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli slides into home plate during the fourth inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli slides into home plate during the fourth inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez hits a sacrifice fly during the sixth inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez hits a sacrifice fly during the sixth inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez makes a play at the plate during the seventh inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez makes a play at the plate during the seventh inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks reacts as center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. scores during the sixth inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks reacts as center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. scores during the sixth inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, August 14, 2014.”

Red Sox Hall of Fame day is always a special one around Fenway Park, and this year’s induction was particularly memorable. Yesterday, broadcaster Joe Castiglione, former shortstop Nomar Garciaparra, and former pitchers Roger Clemens and Pedro Martinez were inducted as the newest members of the team’s Hall of Fame. 

This was a busy day of shooting, but it was a pleasure to be on hand for this event and hear so many stories from those guys’ careers. 

Here are the highlights from the Hall of Fame luncheon, pre-game ceremony, and game. I also threw in some photos of former Boston College baseball player and ALS fundraiser, Pete Frates, accepting the recently trending Ice Bucket Challenge in front of the Green Monster and of the “Rocket” Roger Clemens throwing batting practice to his kids before the game.

Enjoy!