In their first home game at Fenway Park since the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday, the Boston Red Sox wore special white home jerseys with “Boston” on the front instead of the traditional “Red Sox.”
Boston defeated Kansas City 4-2, and the special jerseys will be autographed and auctioned to benefit the “One Boston” fund to help the Boston Marathon victims. The jerseys also had the “B Strong” patch. The Green Monster also had the same “B Strong” logo on it.
The last time Boston regularly wore “Boston” home jerseys was during the 1911 season.
The Red Sox game against the Kansas City Royals on Friday night was cancelled as authorities in Boston were on a manhunt for the suspect, DzokharTsarnaev. Friday’s game will be played on Sunday, as the two teams will play a day-night doubleheader.
The Boston Marathon bombings occurred after the Red Sox finished their game at Fenway Park on Monday afternoon.