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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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David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
David Ortiz Designated hitter, First baseman

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Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Carl Yastrzemski Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Cy Young Pitcher

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Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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+ - 301 72
Carlton Fisk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Carlton Fisk Catcher

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+ - 275 51
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

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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

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Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

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+ - 273 85
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Wade Boggs Third baseman

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

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+ - 277 81
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Roger Clemens Pitcher

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+ - 216 57
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Dwight Evans Right fielder

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+ - 293 108
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Babe Ruth Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 207 56
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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Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Lefty Grove Pitcher

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+ - 181 51
Bobby Doerr is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Bobby Doerr Second baseman

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+ - 246 95
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Manny Ramírez Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

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

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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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Jason Varitek is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jason Varitek Catcher

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+ - 177 41
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Luis Tiant Pitcher

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

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

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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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Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time

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Rico Petrocelli is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Rico Petrocelli Shortstop, Third baseman

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Smoky Joe Wood is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Smoky Joe Wood Outfielder, Pitcher

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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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+ - 94 31
Jim Lonborg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jim Lonborg Pitcher

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+ - 130 59
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jon Lester Pitcher

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+ - 96 37
Mike Lowell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Mike Lowell Third baseman

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+ - 125 91
Josh Beckett is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Josh Beckett Pitcher

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+ - 133 82
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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+ - 86 18
Bill Lee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Bill Lee Pitcher

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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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+ - 123 77
Jonathan Papelbon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time

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+ - 74 14
George Scott is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
George Scott First baseman

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+ - 111 82
Johnny Damon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Johnny Damon Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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Bruce Hurst is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Bruce Hurst Pitcher

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Koji Uehara is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Koji Uehara Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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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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+ - 89 41
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Hanley Ramírez Shortstop, Third baseman

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+ - 86 34
Harry Hooper is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Harry Hooper Right fielder, Outfielder

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+ - 81 44
Trot Nixon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Trot Nixon Right fielder, Left fielder

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+ - 69 17
Dick Radatz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Dick Radatz Relief pitcher, Pitcher