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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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1,191 163
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

2
796 162
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Cy Young Pitcher

3
805 248
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
1,084 329
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
David Ortiz Designated hitter, First baseman

5
564 108
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

6
817 210
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
551 171
Carlton Fisk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Carlton Fisk Catcher

8
647 199
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Babe Ruth Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

9
459 127
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

10
387 84
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Lefty Grove Pitcher

11
504 186
Jim Rice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jim Rice Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

12
523 198
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Wade Boggs Third baseman

13
332 103
Bobby Doerr is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Bobby Doerr Second baseman

14
536 197
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Roger Clemens Pitcher

15
503 195
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

16
387 134
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Dwight Evans Right fielder

17
351 130
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Fred Lynn Outfielder, Center fielder

18
477 200
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

19
285 89
Johnny Pesky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Johnny Pesky Shortstop, Third baseman

20
391 150
Nomar Garciaparra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Nomar Garciaparra Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

21
321 82
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Luis Tiant Pitcher

22
381 157
Jason Varitek is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jason Varitek Catcher

23
380 167
Curt Schilling is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Curt Schilling Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
344 75
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Mookie Betts

25
236 84
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Joe Cronin Manager, Shortstop

26
266 70
Dom DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Dom DiMaggio Center fielder

27
282 106
Tim Wakefield is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Tim Wakefield Starting pitcher, Pitcher

28
265 85
Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time

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223 91
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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191 64
Rico Petrocelli is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Rico Petrocelli Shortstop, Third baseman

31
237 95
Mo Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Mo Vaughn First baseman

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245 102
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jon Lester Pitcher

33
216 65
Smoky Joe Wood is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Smoky Joe Wood Outfielder, Pitcher

34
178 71
Mike Lowell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Mike Lowell Third baseman

35
225 94
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
mkeith.peel added Xander Bogaerts

36
201 135
Josh Beckett is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Josh Beckett Pitcher

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152 69
Jim Lonborg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
kashclicks added Jim Lonborg Pitcher

38
206 130
Johnny Damon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Johnny Damon Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

39
227 121
Kevin Youkilis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Kevin Youkilis Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

40
209 117
Jonathan Papelbon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time

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81 8
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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127 45
Reggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Reggie Smith Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

43
141 54
Bill Lee is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Bill Lee Pitcher

44
133 59
Ellis Burks is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Ellis Burks Designated hitter, Outfielder, Center fielder

45
144 78
Mike Greenwell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Mike Greenwell Outfielder, Left fielder

46
125 47
George Scott is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
George Scott First baseman

47
142 77
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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127 69
Derek Lowe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Derek Lowe Starting pitcher, Pitcher

49
158 85
Koji Uehara is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Koji Uehara Relief pitcher, Pitcher

50
139 64
Jimmy Collins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jimmy Collins Third baseman