Alex Cora to receive ‘Pride of Boston Award’

The rookie Red Sox manager just keeps on winning.

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Alex Cora on the field after winning the World Series. –Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Alex Cora just keeps winning.

Mayor Marty Walsh and the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement (MOIA) announced in a press release on Thursday that the Red Sox manager will receive the Pride of Boston Award at the “We Are Boston” Gala on Nov. 27 at the Park Plaza Hotel.

Each year, the gala issues four awards for “outstanding accomplishments of organizations and individuals who embrace diversity and immigrant heritage as part of their work or charitable activities,” according to the release. Aside from Cora, others slated for recognition this year include the Museum of Fine Arts and tax firm KPMG.


Cora will receive the award due to achievements that “exemplify the American dream, his contributions to our city’s social and cultural fabric, and his ability to speak to our deepest values as Bostonians.”

In previous years, the “We Are Boston” gala has honored the late Senator Edward Kennedy, former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, Celtics legend Bill Russell, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and actress Diane Guerrero.

Tickets for the gala — which raises funds for the MOIA Minigrant Program, supporting local nonprofit organizations that help Boston area immigrants — can be found on the City of Boston’s website.