Baseball The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time  

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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.

list ordered by

1
1,399 328
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

2
1,071 210
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Pitcher

3
979 397
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

4
802 151
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
First baseman

5
1,271 518
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

6
940 386
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
892 243
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

8
724 241
Carlton Fisk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Catcher

9
667 159
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

10
586 109
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Pitcher

11
514 129
Bobby Doerr is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Second baseman

12
685 259
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Third baseman

13
576 265
Jim Rice is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

14
420 168
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

15
380 114
Johnny Pesky is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

16
574 256
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Second baseman

17
552 268
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

18
448 178
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Right fielder

19
623 271
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Pitcher

20
439 217
Curt Schilling is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

21
432 202
Jason Varitek is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Catcher

22
446 198
Nomar Garciaparra is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

23
291 104
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Manager, Shortstop

24
367 119
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Pitcher

25
327 133
Tim Wakefield is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher