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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
948 82
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

2
641 155
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
868 210
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
David Ortiz Designated hitter, First baseman

4
600 111
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Cy Young Pitcher

5
656 124
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
413 84
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

7
442 113
Carlton Fisk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Carlton Fisk Catcher

8
400 114
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
416 124
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Wade Boggs Third baseman

10
333 97
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

11
454 159
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Babe Ruth Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

12
311 87
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Dwight Evans Right fielder

13
268 57
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Lefty Grove Pitcher

14
423 133
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Roger Clemens Pitcher

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15
291 87
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Fred Lynn Outfielder, Center fielder

16
408 126
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

17
374 131
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
255 77
Bobby Doerr is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Bobby Doerr Second baseman

19
322 111
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
313 122
Jason Varitek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jason Varitek Catcher

21
310 120
Curt Schilling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Curt Schilling Starting pitcher, Pitcher

Famous People Named Rita

22
263 61
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Luis Tiant Pitcher

23
222 75
Johnny Pesky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Johnny Pesky Shortstop, Third baseman

24
185 61
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Joe Cronin Manager, Shortstop

25
227 82
Tim Wakefield is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Tim Wakefield Starting pitcher, Pitcher

26
210 55
Dom DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Dom DiMaggio Center fielder

27
227 57
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Mookie Betts

28
209 69
Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time

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29
156 49
Rico Petrocelli is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Rico Petrocelli Shortstop, Third baseman

30
186 75
Tony Conigliaro is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Tony Conigliaro Right fielder, Outfielder

31
186 48
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
199 77
Mo Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Mo Vaughn First baseman

33
194 83
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jon Lester Pitcher

34
128 50
Jim Lonborg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
kashclicks added Jim Lonborg Pitcher

35
170 113
Josh Beckett is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Josh Beckett Pitcher

Famous People Who Died in Detroit

36
141 57
Mike Lowell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Mike Lowell Third baseman

37
176 74
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
mkeith.peel added Xander Bogaerts

38
185 103
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
171 99
Jonathan Papelbon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time

40
121 33
Bill Lee is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Bill Lee Pitcher

41
159 110
Johnny Damon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Johnny Damon Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

42
126 48
Jimmy Collins is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jimmy Collins Third baseman

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43
116 62
Mike Greenwell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Mike Greenwell Outfielder, Left fielder

44
116 60
Trot Nixon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Trot Nixon Right fielder, Left fielder

45
99 35
George Scott is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
George Scott First baseman

46
96 35
Reggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Reggie Smith Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

47
121 79
Bill Buckner is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Bill Buckner First baseman

48
103 48
Ellis Burks is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Ellis Burks Designated hitter, Outfielder, Center fielder

49
138 73
Koji Uehara is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Koji Uehara Relief pitcher, Pitcher

50
97 46
Bruce Hurst is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Bruce Hurst Pitcher