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The Boston Red Sox are one of the most famous and most popular teams in Major League Baseball history. The number of all-time greats to play for the Red Sox is only comparable to their longtime hated rivals the New York Yankees. The names on this list are impressive. There are all-stars, MVPs, batting champs, hall of famers and World Series winners. After an 86 year wait, the Red Sox broke the Curse of the Bambino when they won the World Series in 2004. The Curse of the Bambino's central figure, Babe Ruth, widely considered one of the best hitters to ever play the game, was originally on the Red Sox before they traded him to New York in 1918. The trade flipped history as the Red Sox gave their best player to the rival Yankees and baseball history was forever changed.
 
Ted Williams is widely considered to be one of the greatest Red Sox of all time. In his 19 years, Williams won the American League MVP twice, batting champion six times (a career average of .344), a two-time Triple Crown winner and All-Star seventeen times. Williams could have had an even better career numbers wise had he not served in the U.S. military during World War II. He is also the last player to hit over .400 in a season, which was in 1941. 

During the latter years, players like Pedro Martinez, Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz, Jonathan Papelbon and Dustin Pedroia are a handful of Red Sox who are considered some of the best players in franchise history. These players played critical roles in the team's recent championships.

These are the greatest Boston Red Sox of all time. If there's a name missing from this list, feel free to add him. Here's your chance to select who should be named the greatest Red Sox player of all time. 
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Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

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2
453 103
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Carl Yastrzemski Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

3
600 138
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
David Ortiz Designated hitter, First baseman

4
476 93
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
437 86
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Cy Young Pitcher

6
324 78
Carlton Fisk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Carlton Fisk Catcher

7
295 58
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

8
288 73
Jim Rice is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jim Rice Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

9
302 93
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Wade Boggs Third baseman

10
250 74
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

11
306 85
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

12
322 117
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Babe Ruth Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

13
302 91
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Roger Clemens Pitcher

14
232 63
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Dwight Evans Right fielder

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222 61
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Fred Lynn Outfielder, Center fielder

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194 38
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Lefty Grove Pitcher

17
266 99
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Manny Ramírez Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

18
187 58
Bobby Doerr is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Bobby Doerr Second baseman

19
237 82
Nomar Garciaparra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Nomar Garciaparra Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

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229 94
Curt Schilling is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Curt Schilling Starting pitcher, Pitcher

21
165 62
Johnny Pesky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Johnny Pesky Shortstop, Third baseman

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191 45
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Luis Tiant Pitcher

23
229 107
Jason Varitek is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jason Varitek Catcher

24
143 45
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Joe Cronin Manager, Shortstop

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164 64
Tim Wakefield is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Tim Wakefield Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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153 44
Dom DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Dom DiMaggio Center fielder

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131 36
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Mookie Betts

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153 49
Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time

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145 57
Tony Conigliaro is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Tony Conigliaro Right fielder, Outfielder

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117 35
Rico Petrocelli is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Rico Petrocelli Shortstop, Third baseman

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140 40
Smoky Joe Wood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Smoky Joe Wood Outfielder, Pitcher

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137 48
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
mkeith.peel added Xander Bogaerts

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151 61
Mo Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Mo Vaughn First baseman

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140 60
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jon Lester Pitcher

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97 35
Jim Lonborg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
kashclicks added Jim Lonborg Pitcher

36
132 92
Josh Beckett is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Josh Beckett Pitcher

37
101 39
Mike Lowell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Mike Lowell Third baseman

38
137 84
Kevin Youkilis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Kevin Youkilis Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

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131 81
Jonathan Papelbon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time

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101 35
Jimmy Collins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jimmy Collins Third baseman

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118 85
Johnny Damon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Johnny Damon Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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88 21
Bill Lee is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Bill Lee Pitcher

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78 17
George Scott is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
George Scott First baseman

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111 53
Koji Uehara is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Koji Uehara Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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78 32
Bruce Hurst is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Bruce Hurst Pitcher

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82 37
Ellis Burks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Ellis Burks Designated hitter, Outfielder, Center fielder

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86 47
Trot Nixon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Trot Nixon Right fielder, Left fielder

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87 51
Mike Greenwell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Mike Greenwell Outfielder, Left fielder

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92 46
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Hanley Ramírez Shortstop, Third baseman

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89 38
Harry Hooper is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Harry Hooper Right fielder, Outfielder