We have always acknowledged that it is regrettable that the Red Sox were the last Major League baseball team to integrate.
The street was named after former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey after he died in 1977, but allegations of racism against Yawkey led to questions over the appropriateness of the name. The edit was made in an effort by current ownership to break ties with Yawkey, whom Jackie Robinson reportedly once called "the biggest bigot in professional baseball".
This most recent (and successful) effort, however, was led by Red Sox principal owner John Henry, who past year said that he was "haunted" by Yawkey's troubling history.
The Boston Public Improvement Commission unanimously approved the name change this morning.
"The drastic step of renaming the street, now officially sanctioned by the City of Boston. will unfortunately give lasting credence to that narrative and unfairly tarnish his name, despite his unparalleled record of transforming the Red Sox and Fenway Park and supporting the city he loved through his philanthropy", the foundation said in a statement.
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The name brought significant opposition from some community members and the Yawkey Foundations, which were set up by Tom Yakwey's wife Jean and have donated more than $450 million to charities over several deacdes.
The Red Sox filed a petition with the commission in February and said that restoring the Jersey Street name is meant to reinforce that Fenway Park is "inclusive and welcoming to all". "We can't change today's decision, but we remain hopeful that he will be remembered as the good and decent man he truly was".
A 1959 Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination investigation first uncovered bias throughout Yawkey's organization.
"It is a disgrace", he said, according to NPR.
On Thursday, going to a Red Sox game got a little less insulting.