Lexington’s Sal Frelick honored before his first game against the Red Sox at Fenway Park

Lexington’s Sal Frelick honored at Fenway Park

Lexington’s Sal Frelick honored at Fenway Park


BOSTON — Lexington native Sal Frelick got to play at Fenway Park when he was a star outfielder at Boston College. But this weekend will mark the first time he plays against the Boston Red Sox as a big leaguer.

To celebrate his return, the city of Lexington declared May 24 “Sal Frelick Day.” The honor was announced during a special ceremony at Fenway Friday morning, before the three-game series between Frelick’s Milwaukee Brewers and the Red Sox.

Frelick certainly earned this honor from his hometown. He not only dominated the diamond during his time at Lexington High School, but he was also a three-sport star for the Minutemen. He was the quarterback of the football team and also played hockey before taking his talents to Boston College.

After slashing .345/.435/.521 – and showing serious ability with the leather – during his three seasons with “Bird Ball,” the Brewers drafted Frelick 15th overall in the 2021 MLB Draft. made his major league debut for Milwaukee last season and hit .250 with two homers, six doubles, 23 runs scored and 10 RBIs in 44 games this season.

While his bat is starting to come into its own, Frelick is best known for his work in the outfield, possessing a slick glove and an all-out mentality when going for the ball. He made many breathtaking catches in the outfield for the Eagles, and this continued at the major league level.

Now he’ll get his first chance to wow his hometown fans at Fenway Park. Growing up just outside of Boston, Frelick spent many nights in those stands as a fan.

This weekend, those stands will be filled with family and friends cheering on the local star.

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