Tradition honors Jacobs, Martinez, Parish, Harrison

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Tradition honors Jacobs, Martinez, Parish, Harrison

Bruins principal owner Jeremy Jacobs will highlight the local sports legends honored by the TD Garden on June 27 at The Tradition the annual summer celebration honoring distinguished New England athletes and industry leads at the home of the Bruins and Celtics.

Jacobs gets the nod for the Hockey Legacy Award after a long stewardship of the Boston Bruins franchise punctuated by last years Stanley Cup championship. The team plays its home games in the building owned and operated by his Delaware North Companies.

Jacobs will also accompany Bruins President Cam Neely for a season-ending press conference at TD Garden on Thursday afternoon to mark the official close of the season for the Black and Gold after last weeks playoff loss to the Washington Capitals.

This years Tradition Lifetime Achievement Award will go three-time Cy Young Award winner and 2004 World Series champion Pedro Martinez, who memorably returned to Boston in April for the 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park.

Soccer Hall of Famer and founding member of the New England Revolution Alexei Lalas will also be honored. Chief Robert Parish, a key member of the Big Three that led the Boston Celtics to a 1980s basketball dynasty, will be given the Basketball Legacy Award. Title IX trailblazer and two-time Olympian Chris Ernst will be honored with the Special Achievement Award and former hard-hitting New England Patriots safety Rodney Harrison will be given the Football Legacy Award.

Tickets are 200 for general admission and 300 for reserved seating. All net proceeds benefit The Sports Museum housed within TD Garden. For more information, to purchase tickets and for sponsorship opportunities please visit www.sportsmuseum.org or contact Rusty Sullivan, Executive Director of the Sports Museum at (617) 624-1237.

Moreland, Travis homer to lead Red Sox past Northeastern 9-6 in opener

Moreland, Travis homer to lead Red Sox past Northeastern 9-6 in opener

Mitch Moreland and Sam Travis hit three-run homers and left-hander Brian Johnson started and pitched two scoreless innings to help the Red Sox win their spring training opener, 9-6, over Northeastern University on Thursday in Fort Myers, Fla.

Johnson, who made one spot start in his MLB debut with the Red Sox in 2015 but then was derailed by injuries and anxiety issues last season, struck out three and walked one Thursday. He's expected to start the season at Triple-A Pawtucket, where he went 5-6 with a 4.44 ERA in 15 starts in 2016.

Moreland, the left-handed hitting first baseman signed to a one-year deal after spending his first seven seasons with the Texas Rangers, and Travis, a right-handed hitting first base prospect coming back from knee surgery last season, each hit three-run homers in a six-run third inning.

Pablo Sandoval, attempting to reclaim the third-base job after missing nearly all of last season after surgery on his left shoulder, went 1-for-2 with a double. 

The Red Sox open Grapefruit League play Friday afternoon when they host the New York Mets at JetBlue Park. 

Pedro Martinez talks about one of the greatest games he's ever pitched

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Pedro Martinez talks about one of the greatest games he's ever pitched

CSN baseball analyst Lou Merloni sits down with Pedro Martinez and Red Sox hitting coach Chili Davis to discuss one of Pedro's greatest games. 

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On September 10, 1999 at the height of the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry, Pedro Martinez struck out 17 Yankees in a complete game victory, with the only hit he allowed being a home run to Chili Davis. The two men recall that memorable night in the Bronx, and discuss the state of pitching in 2017.