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Boston Red Sox All-Time Roster

Updated 03/19/2020

This is the Boston Red Sox all-time roster. The roster consists of one starter and one bench player for each infield position and one starter and one bench player for each outfield position. Hitters had to have a minimum of 1,500 plate appearances. For pitching, I selected five starting pitchers and three relief pitchers. Starting pitchers had to start at least 75 games during their time with the franchise to qualify. Relief pitchers had to accumulate a minimum of 150 innings pitched to be eligible.


  • Catcher – Carlton Fisk
    • Age: 21, 23 – 32
    • Years: 1969, 1971 – 1980

    Carlton Fisk
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    39.6 129 1078 4353 3860 627 1097 207 33 162 568 61 26 389 588 .284 .358 .481 .839

  • First Base – Jimmie Foxx
    • Age: 28 – 34
    • Years: 1936 – 1942

    Jimmie Foxx
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    34.7 151 887 3934 3288 721 1051 181 45 222 788 38 31 624 568 .320 .427 .605 1.032

  • Second Base – Dustin Pedroia
    • Age: 22 – 35
    • Years: 2006 – 2019

    Dustin Pedroia
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    51.6 115 1512 6777 6031 922 1805 394 15 140 725 138 46 624 654 .299 .367 .439 .806

  • Third Base – Wade Boggs
    • Age: 24 – 34
    • Years: 1982 – 1992

    Wade Boggs
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    71.8 142 1625 7323 6213 1067 2098 422 47 85 687 16 27 1004 470 .338 .430 .462 .892

  • Shortstop – Nomar Garciaparra
    • Age: 22 – 30
    • Years: 1996 – 2004

    Nomar Garciaparra
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    41.2 134 966 4345 3968 709 1281 279 50 178 690 84 28 279 406 .323 .374 .553 .927

  • Right Field – Mookie Betts
    • Age: 21 – 26
    • Years: 2014 – 2019

    Mookie Betts
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    41.7 135 794 3629 3203 613 965 229 26 139 470 126 25 371 464 .301 .376 .519 .895

  • Center Field – Tris Speaker
    • Age: 19 – 27
    • Years: 1907 – 1915

    Tris Speaker
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    55.4 163 1065 4551 3935 704 1327 241 106 39 542 267 54 459 61 .337 .405 .482 .887

  • Left Field – Ted Williams
    • Age: 20 – 23, 27 – 41
    • Years: 1939 – 1942, 1946 – 1960

    Ted Williams
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    123.3 188 2292 9791 7706 1798 2654 525 71 521 1839 24 17 2021 709 .344 .482 .634 1.116

  • Designated Hitter – David Ortiz
    • Age: 27 – 40
    • Years: 2003 – 2016

    David Ortiz
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    52.9 146 1953 8398 7163 1204 2079 524 16 483 1530 13 7 1133 1411 .290 .389 .570 .959

  • Starting Pitcher – Roger Clemens
    • Age: 21 – 33
    • Years: 1984 – 1996
    Roger Clemens
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    81.2 69 383 382 192 111 3.06 2776 100 38 0 1045 943 856 2590 22.8% 1.16

  • Starting Pitcher – Cy Young
    • Age: 34 – 41
    • Years: 1901 – 1908
    Cy Young
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    66.1 69 327 297 192 112 2.00 2728.1 275 38 9 872 606 299 1341 0.97

  • Starting Pitcher – Pedro Martinez
    • Age: 26 – 32
    • Years: 1998 – 2004
    Pedro Martinez
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    53.7 53 203 201 117 37 2.52 1383.2 22 8 0 428 387 309 1683 30.6% 0.98

  • Starting Pitcher – Lefty Grove
    • Age: 34 – 41
    • Years: 1934 – 1941
    Lefty Grove
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    44.8 71 214 190 105 62 3.34 1539.2 119 15 4 665 571 447 743 11.3% 1.32

  • Starting Pitcher – Luis Tiant
    • Age: 30 – 37
    • Years: 1971 – 1978
    Luis Tiant
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    36.4 85 274 238 122 81 3.36 1774.2 113 26 3 709 663 501 1075 14.8% 1.20

  • Relief Pitcher – Ellis Kinder
    • Age: 33 – 40
    • Years: 1948 – 1955
    Ellis Kinder
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    27.2 74 365 89 86 52 3.28 1142.1 45 8 91 466 416 403 557 11.5% 1.30

  • Relief Pitcher – Dick Radatz
    • Age: 25 – 29
    • Years: 1962 – 1966
    Dick Radatz
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    18.3 69 286 0 49 34 2.65 557.1 0 0 104 174 164 213 627 27.3% 1.14

  • Relief Pitcher – Bob Stanley
    • Age: 22 – 34
    • Years: 1977 – 1989
    Bob Stanley
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    23.8 85 637 85 115 97 3.64 1707 21 7 132 797 690 471 693 9.6% 1.36

Bench

  • Catcher – Jason Varitek, 1997 – 2011
  • First Base – Kevin Youkilis, 2004 – 2012
  • Second Base – Bobby Doerr, 1937 – 1944, 1946 – 1951
  • Third Base – Jimmy Collins, 1901 – 1907
  • Shortstop – Rico Petrocelli, 1963, 1965 – 1976
  • Right Field – Dwight Evans, 1972 – 1990
  • Center Field – Fred Lynn, 1974 – 1980
  • Left Field – Carl Yastrzemski, 1961 – 1983
  • Starting Pitcher – “Smoky” Joe Wood, 1908 – 1915
  • Starting Pitcher – Mel Parnell, 1947 – 1956
  • Starting Pitcher – Jon Lester, 2006 – 2014
  • Relief Pitcher – Jonathan Papelbon, 2005 – 2011

5 Comments »

  1. Do not know how this team could not include Jim Rice. Seeing as you claim to assign a DH for AL teams, Ortiz ( who I don’t recall ever seeing in the outfield ) should very easily be assigned DH duties and make Rice an outfielder. I understand how oversights can be made, but these were glaring in their lack of overall perspective. Other than that, very cool effort. Love this stuff!

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  2. Manny Ramirez ahead of Yaz? You’ve got to be kidding! Okay,perhaps Ramirez was a better hitter statically speaking but he couldn’t hold a candle to Yaz defensively. And Yaz never dogged it at the plate or in the field something you could never say about Ramirez.
    Yaz is in the Hall. Only way Ramirez gets in is by paying admission, just like me.

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  3. How can you leave out Dick Radatz as one of the relief pitches? He was ‘the Monster’ before relief pitches had specialty roles. They would pitch him 2 or 3 innings a day for days on end.

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