In February 1984, Lou Gorman took over as Red Sox General Manager and inherited a gifted young pitching staff that was starting to blossom. Also over the offseason, as the new plastic bleacher seats were installed in center-field, the Red Sox installed one red seat back to commemorate the location of the longest home run ever hit at Fenway Park, a 502-foot blast by Ted Williams on June 9, 1946. On May 28, 1984, the club also retired Williams' #9 and Joe Cronin's #4. The numbers of the two legends were the first to be retired by the Red Sox and were placed on façade of the right-field roof. In July, the United State Olympic Baseball team visited Fenway Park to play an exhibition game.