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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. 

1
1,156 113
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

2
766 206
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
736 141
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Cy Young Pitcher

4
1,040 281
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
792 166
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
507 106
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

7
532 132
Carlton Fisk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Carlton Fisk Catcher

8
486 143
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
586 194
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Babe Ruth Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

10
499 162
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Wade Boggs Third baseman

11
407 122
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

12
517 170
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Roger Clemens Pitcher

13
334 79
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Lefty Grove Pitcher

14
376 117
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Dwight Evans Right fielder

15
460 171
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Manny Ramírez Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

16
487 174
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

17
342 117
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Fred Lynn Outfielder, Center fielder

18
306 96
Bobby Doerr is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Bobby Doerr Second baseman

19
378 136
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
366 149
Curt Schilling is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Curt Schilling Starting pitcher, Pitcher

21
314 76
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Luis Tiant Pitcher

22
368 148
Jason Varitek is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jason Varitek Catcher

23
263 85
Johnny Pesky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Johnny Pesky Shortstop, Third baseman

24
316 75
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Mookie Betts

25
271 103
Tim Wakefield is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Tim Wakefield Starting pitcher, Pitcher

26
253 66
Dom DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Dom DiMaggio Center fielder

27
216 79
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Joe Cronin Manager, Shortstop

28
250 82
Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time

29
215 89
Tony Conigliaro is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Tony Conigliaro Right fielder, Outfielder

30
184 62
Rico Petrocelli is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Rico Petrocelli Shortstop, Third baseman

31
214 59
Smoky Joe Wood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Smoky Joe Wood Outfielder, Pitcher

32
230 92
Mo Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Mo Vaughn First baseman

33
235 97
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jon Lester Pitcher

34
170 68
Mike Lowell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Mike Lowell Third baseman

35
214 91
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
mkeith.peel added Xander Bogaerts

36
149 64
Jim Lonborg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
kashclicks added Jim Lonborg Pitcher

37
193 130
Josh Beckett is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Josh Beckett Pitcher

38
197 126
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
219 116
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
197 114
Jonathan Papelbon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time

41
139 50
Bill Lee is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Bill Lee Pitcher

42
141 72
Mike Greenwell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Mike Greenwell Outfielder, Left fielder

43
123 42
Reggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Reggie Smith Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

44
128 56
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
121 43
George Scott is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
George Scott First baseman

46
121 64
Derek Lowe is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Derek Lowe Starting pitcher, Pitcher

47
136 73
Trot Nixon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Trot Nixon Right fielder, Left fielder

48
138 60
Jimmy Collins is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jimmy Collins Third baseman

49
143 95
Bill Buckner is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Bill Buckner First baseman

50
155 83
Koji Uehara is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Koji Uehara Relief pitcher, Pitcher