- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2011

BOSTON (AP) - The Red Sox might change the order of the honored numbers on the right-field facade back to the sequence in which they were retired.

They have been hung in chronological order for about the last 10 years.

The change would be in conjunction with the ballpark’s 100th anniversary next year.

The numbers originally were displayed as they were added. But that left them as 9-4-1-8 _ the date of the last World Series the franchise had won and an unpleasant reminder that it had been almost a century since the team’s last title.

But now the Red Sox have won two championships since then. Four more numbers have been retired: Carlton Fisk, Johnny Pesky, Jim Rice and the No. 42 for Jackie Robinson.

The other retired numbers were for Bobby Doerr, Joe Cronin, Carl Yastrzemski and Ted Williams.

Rice said Wednesday he thinks they should go back to the old way.

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