The Orioles’ Adam Jones received an apology from Red Sox President Sam Kennedy after fans at Fenway Park taunted him with racial slurs. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

On Monday, May 1st, Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones said he was called the n-word several times by Boston Red Sox fans, who also hurled a bag of peanuts at him.

Afterward, he became the latest in a long stream of black athletes to speak out about racism they’ve experienced in the city.

“It’s different,’’ Jones said of the racial timbre toward black athletes, according to USA Today. “Very unfortunate. I heard there was 59 or 60 ejections tonight in the ballpark. … It’s unfortunate that people need to resort to those type of epithets to degrade another human being.”

Over the last 60 years, athletes from most of the major sports have commented on that difference — even all-time greats who played for Boston’s home teams. Here are some comments they have made about the racism they faced in the city over the years.

Bill Russell: an NBA champion who won 11 championships for the Boston Celtics in the fifties and sixties, called the city “a flea market of racism,’’ in his 1979 memoir, according to the Boston Globe.

“It had all varieties, old and new, and in their most virulent form. The city had corrupt, city hall-crony racists, brick-throwing, send-’em-back-to-Africa racists, and in the university areas phony radical-chic racists … Other than that, I liked the city.’’

Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays: Both passed over by the Red Sox as other major league teams integrated. Boston’s baseball team was accused by the NAACP of having an anti-Negro policy. The dislike was apparently mutual. Sportswriter Howard Bryant, in his 2002 book “Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston,” said many black baseball players required clauses in their contracts that guaranteed they wouldn’t be traded to Boston, according to Time Magazine.

And it wasn’t just players that played before the Civil Rights era. David Justice, Gary Sheffield and Dave Winfield asked for similar clauses.

In April, 1959, the Red Sox signed Elijah “Pumpsie” Green to their Minneapolis Triple-A farm club, becoming the last team in the league to field a black player.