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Are the Red Sox really the best fielding team in history? No, they're just a sign of these no-error times, writes Jim Caple.

Updated: August 11, 2006, 12:48 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

The Boston Red Sox have made just 41 errors this season, which is an outstanding total given that Manny Ramirez is their everyday left fielder.

By seriously upgrading their infield defense over the winter with the additions of Mike Lowell, Mark Loretta and Alex Gonzalez, the Red Sox may break the major league record for fewest errors in a season (65, by the 2003 Mariners). Does that mean they're the best-fielding team in history? Before you answer, consider the following:

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