Burks: Red Sox HOF induction 'quite a surprise'

Burks: Red Sox HOF induction 'quite a surprise'
August 3, 2012, 11:15 pm
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It wasn't a call Ellis Burks was expecting, but when he was told he was being inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame he was overjoyed.

"It feels great," said Burks. "It was quite a surprise for me. I was like 'heck yea I'll be there. Right away.'"

Burks started his career with the Red Sox and ended it back in Boston. At his induction, he tipped his cap to the fans.

"The fans in Boston I think are the best ever," he said. "They always treated me with the utmost respect. You play hard you're going to get that respect from the fans."