BOSTON, MA - The Boston Red Sox mourn the loss of Al Forester, a fixture at Fenway Park for parts of six decades. The native of Woburn, MA passed away on Wednesday, October 22 from natural causes and is survived by his daughter, Lisa, her two children, and his brother Frank. He was 91 years old.
Forester spent 52 seasons with the Red Sox. He joined the organization in 1957 as a member of the grounds crew and shifted to the security department later in his career. He remained with the organization until his retirement in 2008.
Among his duties while with the team, Forester ensured that the logistics of visiting teams' equipment were handled properly, and was responsible for the internal delivery of packages received at Fenway Park.
For years he drove the bullpen cart that transported relief pitchers to the mound.
During the 1999 All-Star Game at Fenway Park, Forester escorted Ted Williams onto and off of the field during pregame ceremonies.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Lane's Funeral Home in Winchester, MA on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Burial will follow at Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn, MA.