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The tears are following for Wade Boggs as he and wife Debbie watch a video retrospective of his career on Wade Boggs Day at Tropicana Field. [Times photo: Mike Heffner]

Williams tips cap to Boggs
On a batman Sunday, Wade Boggs was the second-greatest stick at Tropicana Field.

Boggs makes Rays' day
On the day he is honored by Tampa Bay's fans, baseball's newest member of the 3,000-hit club starts the winning rally in a 2-1 victory over the Royals.

Boggs' storybook script comes to memorable end.


He's had some experience with this sort of thing, so Wade Boggs knew precisely what to do. Thus, when the moment was right, he closed his eyes and let the tears roll.

They held Wade Boggs Day at Tropicana Field on Sunday and invited his memories to come along.

As he sat on the field watching a montage of his career on the stadium video screen, Boggs recalled a similar day in 1983 when Boston honored Carl Yastrzemski.

"I'll never forget that day as long as I live. Everybody was crying, it was very emotional. Now here it is (16) years later, it all came back," Boggs said. [Continued]

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