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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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728 53
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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657 150
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
491 113
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
508 99
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
462 90
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Cy Young Pitcher

6
318 61
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

7
344 85
Carlton Fisk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Carlton Fisk Catcher

8
306 77
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
327 95
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Wade Boggs Third baseman

10
267 75
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

11
323 90
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

12
238 64
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Fred Lynn Outfielder, Center fielder

13
328 96
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Roger Clemens Pitcher

14
210 40
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Lefty Grove Pitcher

15
247 65
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Dwight Evans Right fielder

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348 123
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Babe Ruth Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

17
201 59
Bobby Doerr is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Bobby Doerr Second baseman

18
286 108
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
251 88
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
208 46
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Luis Tiant Pitcher

21
244 100
Curt Schilling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Curt Schilling Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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248 108
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 65
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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152 48
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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179 65
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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164 45
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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164 51
Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time

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145 40
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Mookie Betts

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155 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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126 37
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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158 64
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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148 42
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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106 36
Jim Lonborg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
kashclicks added Jim Lonborg Pitcher

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152 63
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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142 52
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
mkeith.peel added Xander Bogaerts

36
110 42
Mike Lowell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Mike Lowell Third baseman

37
140 96
Josh Beckett is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Josh Beckett Pitcher

38
150 86
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
96 22
Bill Lee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Bill Lee Pitcher

40
85 18
George Scott is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
George Scott First baseman

41
139 84
Jonathan Papelbon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time

42
126 88
Johnny Damon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Johnny Damon Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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110 37
Jimmy Collins is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jimmy Collins Third baseman

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99 49
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Hanley Ramírez Shortstop, Third baseman

45
76 22
Reggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Reggie Smith Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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83 33
Bruce Hurst is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Bruce Hurst Pitcher

47
96 57
Bill Buckner is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Bill Buckner First baseman

48
117 58
Koji Uehara is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Koji Uehara Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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93 48
Trot Nixon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Trot Nixon Right fielder, Left fielder

50
77 21
Dick Radatz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Dick Radatz Relief pitcher, Pitcher