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The 20 Greatest Boston Red Sox of All-Time

Updated 02/23/2020

Eligibility for position players requires 1,500 plate appearances, starting pitchers require 75 games started, and relief pitchers require 300 innings pitched.


  1. Ted Williams
    • Age: 20 – 23, 27 – 41
    • Years: 1939 – 1942, 1946 – 1960
    • Position(s): LF, RF

    Ted Williams
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    123.13 188 2292 9791 7706 1798 2654 525 71 521 1839 24 2021 709 .344 .481 .633 1.115

  2. Carl Yastrzemski
    • Age: 21 – 43
    • Years: 1961 – 1983
    • Position(s): LF, 1B, DH, CF

    Carl Yastrzemski
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    96.13 130 3308 13991 11988 1816 3419 646 59 452 1844 168 1845 1393 .285 .379 .462 .841

  3. Roger Clemens
    • Age: 21 – 33
    • Years: 1984 – 1996
    • Position(s): SP

    Roger Clemens
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    81.31 69 383 382 192 111 3.06 2776 100 38 0 1045 943 856 2590 22.8% 1.16

  4. Cy Young
    • Age: 34 – 41
    • Years: 1901 – 1908
    • Position(s): SP

    Cy Young
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    66.17 69 327 297 192 112 2.00 2728.1 275 38 9 872 606 299 1341 0.97

  5. Wade Boggs
    • Age: 24 – 34
    • Years: 1982 – 1992
    • Position(s): 3B

    Wade Boggs
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    71.61 142 1625 7323 6213 1067 2098 422 47 85 687 16 1004 470 .338 .426 .461 .888

  6. Tris Speaker
    • Age: 19 – 27
    • Years: 1907 – 1915
    • Position(s): CF

    Tris Speaker
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    55.41 163 1065 4551 3935 704 1327 241 106 39 542 267 459 61 .337 .404 .482 .886

  7. Pedro Martinez
    • Age: 26 – 32
    • Years: 1998 – 2004
    • Position(s): SP

    Pedro Martinez
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    53.79 53 203 201 117 37 2.52 1383.2 22 8 0 428 387 309 1683 30.6% 0.98

  8. Lefty Grove
    • Age: 34 – 41
    • Years: 1934 – 1941
    • Position(s): SP

    Lefty Grove
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    44.74 71 214 190 105 62 3.34 1539.2 119 15 4 665 571 447 743 11.3% 1.32

  9. Mookie Betts
    • Age: 21 – 26
    • Years: 2014 – 2019
    • Position(s): RF, CF

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

  10. Dwight Evans
    • Age: 20 – 38
    • Years: 1972 – 1990
    • Position(s): RF, DH, 1B

    Dwight Evans
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    66.22 129 2505 10240 8726 1435 2373 474 72 379 1346 76 1337 1643 .272 .367 .473 .840

  11. David Ortiz
    • Age: 27 – 40
    • Years: 2003 – 2016
    • Position(s): DH, 1B

    David Ortiz
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    52.85 146 1953 8398 7163 1204 2079 524 16 483 1530 13 1133 1411 .290 .385 .570 .956

  12. Nomar Garciaparra
    • Age: 22 – 30
    • Years: 1996 – 2004
    • Position(s): SS

    Nomar Garciaparra
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    41.14 134 966 4345 3968 709 1281 279 50 178 690 84 279 406 .323 .369 .552 .922

  13. Dustin Pedroia
    • Age: 22 – 35
    • Years: 2006 – 2019
    • Position(s): 2B

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

  14. Jimmie Foxx
    • Age: 28 – 34
    • Years: 1936 – 1942
    • Position(s): 1B

    Jimmie Foxx
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    34.55 151 887 3934 3288 721 1051 181 45 222 788 38 624 568 .320 .427 .604 1.031

  15. Jim Rice
    • Age: 21 – 36
    • Years: 1974 – 1989
    • Position(s): LF, DH

    Jim Rice
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    47.4 128 2089 9058 8225 1249 2452 373 79 382 1451 58 670 1423 .298 .351 .502 .853

  16. Manny Ramirez
    • Age: 29 – 36
    • Years: 2001 – 2008
    • Position(s): LF, DH

    Manny Ramirez
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    33.15 154 1083 4682 3953 743 1232 256 7 274 868 7 636 849 .312 .410 .587 .998

  17. Carlton Fisk
    • Age: 21, 23 – 32
    • Years: 1969, 1971 – 1980
    • Position(s): C, DH

    Carlton Fisk
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    39.46 129 1078 4353 3860 627 1097 207 33 162 568 61 389 588 .284 .354 .480 .835

  18. Fred Lynn
    • Age: 22 – 28
    • Years: 1974 – 1980
    • Position(s): CF

    Fred Lynn
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    31.93 142 828 3513 3062 523 944 217 29 124 521 43 382 394 .308 .381 .519 .900

  19. Reggie Smith
    • Age: 21 – 28
    • Years: 1966 – 1973
    • Position(s): CF, RF

    Reggie Smith
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    34.15 129 1014 4264 3780 592 1064 204 33 149 536 84 425 498 .281 .353 .471 .825

  20. Luis Tiant
    • Age: 30 – 37
    • Years: 1971 – 1978
    • Position(s): SP

    Luis Tiant
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    36.4 85 274 238 122 81 3.36 1774.2 113 26 3 709 663 501 1075 14.8% 1.20

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