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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, and you'll find many of them on the list for the greatest baseball players of all time. Among the best Boston Red Sox of all time 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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692 50
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
623 143
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
David Ortiz Designated hitter, First baseman

3
468 110
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

4
487 95
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
446 88
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Cy Young Pitcher

6
303 58
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

7
334 80
Carlton Fisk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Carlton Fisk Catcher

8
297 74
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
315 94
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Wade Boggs Third baseman

10
257 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
313 87
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

12
332 119
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
314 93
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Roger Clemens Pitcher

14
239 64
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Dwight Evans Right fielder

15
201 38
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Lefty Grove Pitcher

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230 63
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Fred Lynn Outfielder, Center fielder

17
274 103
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
192 58
Bobby Doerr is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Bobby Doerr Second baseman

19
245 83
Nomar Garciaparra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Nomar Garciaparra Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

20
235 96
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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238 108
Jason Varitek is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jason Varitek Catcher

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199 45
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Luis Tiant Pitcher

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146 46
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Joe Cronin Manager, Shortstop

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168 63
Johnny Pesky is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Johnny Pesky Shortstop, Third baseman

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170 64
Tim Wakefield is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Tim Wakefield Starting pitcher, Pitcher

26
158 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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136 37
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Mookie Betts

28
157 49
Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time

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150 58
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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121 36
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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143 41
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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138 50
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
mkeith.peel added Xander Bogaerts

33
156 62
Mo Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Mo Vaughn First baseman

34
145 62
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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101 36
Jim Lonborg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
kashclicks added Jim Lonborg Pitcher

36
137 93
Josh Beckett is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Josh Beckett Pitcher

37
104 40
Mike Lowell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Mike Lowell Third baseman

38
144 85
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

39
136 81
Jonathan Papelbon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time

40
123 86
Johnny Damon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Johnny Damon Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

41
106 36
Jimmy Collins is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jimmy Collins Third baseman

42
91 22
Bill Lee is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Bill Lee Pitcher

43
81 18
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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114 55
Koji Uehara is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Koji Uehara Relief pitcher, Pitcher

45
80 33
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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90 48
Trot Nixon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Trot Nixon Right fielder, Left fielder

47
84 38
Ellis Burks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Ellis Burks Designated hitter, Outfielder, Center fielder

48
90 52
Mike Greenwell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Mike Greenwell Outfielder, Left fielder

49
76 20
Dick Radatz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Dick Radatz Relief pitcher, Pitcher

50
94 47
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Hanley Ramírez Shortstop, Third baseman