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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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1,012 89
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

2
680 170
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
923 227
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
697 132
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
639 121
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Cy Young Pitcher

6
444 86
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

7
472 118
Carlton Fisk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Carlton Fisk Catcher

8
427 121
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
444 133
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Wade Boggs Third baseman

10
358 104
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

11
493 167
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
434 132
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

13
290 62
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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330 92
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Dwight Evans Right fielder

The Best Boston Red Sox Managers of All Time

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446 144
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Roger Clemens Pitcher

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306 94
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Fred Lynn Outfielder, Center fielder

17
396 141
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
271 81
Bobby Doerr is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Bobby Doerr Second baseman

19
339 117
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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325 127
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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328 126
Jason Varitek is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jason Varitek Catcher

The Most Tragic Nascar Deaths on the Track

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277 65
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Luis Tiant Pitcher

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236 76
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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195 65
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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242 88
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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222 58
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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251 65
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
CMCSS03 added Mookie Betts

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222 74
Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time

The Best FIFA Games

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198 79
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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166 53
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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197 50
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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211 83
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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207 86
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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135 53
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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177 118
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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187 78
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
mkeith.peel added Xander Bogaerts

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147 62
Mike Lowell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Mike Lowell Third baseman

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195 107
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

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169 116
Johnny Damon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Johnny Damon Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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180 102
Jonathan Papelbon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time

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128 40
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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132 51
Jimmy Collins is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Jimmy Collins Third baseman

The Best Songs With Wing in the Title

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125 66
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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125 64
Trot Nixon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Trot Nixon Right fielder, Left fielder

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106 38
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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105 38
George Scott is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
George Scott First baseman

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111 50
Ellis Burks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Ellis Burks Designated hitter, Outfielder, Center fielder

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131 84
Bill Buckner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Bill Buckner First baseman

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109 60
Derek Lowe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Derek Lowe Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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143 77
Koji Uehara is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time
Koji Uehara Relief pitcher, Pitcher