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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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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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733 187
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

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1,000 254
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
David Ortiz Designated hitter, First baseman

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696 131
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Cy Young Pitcher

5
756 145
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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477 97
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

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508 127
Carlton Fisk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Carlton Fisk Catcher

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466 130
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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475 152
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Wade Boggs Third baseman

10
544 184
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Babe Ruth Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

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386 114
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

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363 101
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Dwight Evans Right fielder

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313 69
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Lefty Grove Pitcher

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488 155
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Roger Clemens Pitcher

The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time

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464 159
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

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435 157
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Manny Ramírez Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

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328 105
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Fred Lynn Outfielder, Center fielder

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292 89
Bobby Doerr is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Bobby Doerr Second baseman

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362 126
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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348 138
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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303 70
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Luis Tiant Pitcher

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352 142
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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256 80
Johnny Pesky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Johnny Pesky Shortstop, Third baseman

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207 72
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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259 96
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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293 71
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Mookie Betts

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240 63
Dom DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Dom DiMaggio Center fielder

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241 75
Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time

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211 84
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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180 57
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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209 56
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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221 88
Mo Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Mo Vaughn First baseman

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226 94
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jon Lester Pitcher

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146 58
Jim Lonborg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
kashclicks added Jim Lonborg Pitcher

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186 125
Josh Beckett is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Josh Beckett Pitcher

Historical Figures Who Show Up In The Fate Series

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162 67
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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204 87
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
mkeith.peel added Xander Bogaerts

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188 123
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

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208 114
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

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190 112
Jonathan Papelbon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time

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137 45
Bill Lee is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Bill Lee Pitcher

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121 40
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

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134 70
Mike Greenwell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Mike Greenwell Outfielder, Left fielder

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123 53
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

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118 42
George Scott is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
George Scott First baseman

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118 63
Derek Lowe is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Derek Lowe Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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132 72
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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136 58
Jimmy Collins is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jimmy Collins Third baseman

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139 91
Bill Buckner is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Bill Buckner First baseman

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151 82
Koji Uehara is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Koji Uehara Relief pitcher, Pitcher