The 2018 World Series Champions banner is unfurled on the Green Monster left field wall of Fenway Park before the home opener baseball game between the Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Red Sox raise 4th World Series banner in 15 years

April 09, 2019 - 12:37 pm

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are celebrating their fourth World Series title in 15 years at Fenway Park before their home opener.

A giant banner honoring the 2018 champions was unfurled in front of the Green Monster during a ceremony before Tuesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Pedro Martinez, Mike Lowell and David Ortiz carried out the 2004, '07 and '13 trophies. The Boston Pops orchestra set up in shallow right field to play Queen's "We Are the Champions."

Then the 2018 team began filing down the red carpet to collect the championship rings. Alex Cora led the coaching staff and David Price was the first player to receive one.

Also taking part in the ceremony were former Red Sox Manny Ramirez and Curt Schilling, who have been absent from previous ceremonies.

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