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Moment of silence

Posted by Amalie Benjamin  June 15, 2007 03:03 PM

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The Red Sox will observe a moment of silence for Larry Whiteside before the start of tonight's game against the Giants. The team also just released a statement on the passing of Larry Whiteside.

"We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Larry Whiteside. For more than 30 years, Mr. Whiteside covered baseball and the Red Sox for the Boston Globe with integrity, professionalism, and excellence. He was held in high regard and greatly respected by front office executives, managers, coaches, and players alike.

"Mr. Whiteside was a pioneer as one of the first African-Americans to cover a major league baseball beat and was a mentor to many young baseball writers who followed him.

"The Red Sox express their heartfelt condolences to Mr. Whiteside’s family and friends. He will be missed in the press box and clubhouse at Fenway Park."

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