Rank 'Em: 25 Greatest Red Sox

April 11, 2012

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Building our list of the 100 greatest Red Sox players was no simple task. We commissioned a group of nine experts and came to a consensus after a comprehensive ranking process.

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25 Greatest Red Sox

Ted Williams, LF

Ted Williams, LF

"The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived"


Carl Yastrzemski, LF

Carl Yastrzemski, LF

Yaz was an All-Star 18 times in his illustrious 23-year career with Boston.


Tris Speaker, CF

Tris Speaker, CF

Speaker ranks fifth all-time in baseball with a lifetime .345 batting average.


Pedro Martinez, RHP

Pedro Martinez, RHP

Ranks first in Sox history with a .760 winning percentage and third in strikeouts with 1,683 in only seven years at Fenway.


Cy Young, RHP

Cy Young, RHP

Pitched for the Sox from 1901-1908 with a combined 2.00 ERA.


Roger Clemens, RHP

Roger Clemens, RHP

Clemens had his heyday in Boston during the late 1980s and in 1986 became just the second pitcher to win the AL MVP Award.


Jimmie Foxx, 1B

Jimmie Foxx, 1B

Foxx was an All-Star in all six of his full seasons with the Sox from 1936 to 1941.


Babe Ruth, LHP/OF

Babe Ruth, LHP/OF

Before emerging as one of the greatest power hitters of all time, Ruth dominated on the mound in his first six years in Boston.


Lefty Grove, LHP

Lefty Grove, LHP

One of the greatest southpaw pitchers in Sox history, Grove was a five-time All-Star in eight years with Boston from 1934 to 1941.


Bobby Doerr, 2B

Bobby Doerr, 2B

The Hall of Fame second baseman played all of his 14 seasons with Boston from 1937 to 1951.


Jim Rice LF/DH

Jim Rice LF/DH

Rice ranks third on Boston's all-time list in homers (382), RBIs (1,451) and hits (2,452).


Manny Ramirez, LF

Manny Ramirez, LF

A 12-time All-Star and nine-time Silver Slugger Award winner.


Wade Boggs, 3B

Wade Boggs, 3B

The Hall of Famer was named to 12 straight All-Star Games beginning in 1985, eight of them coming with the Sox.


Carlton Fisk, C

Carlton Fisk, C

Fisk etched his name in Sox history on October 21, 1975 with his dramatic walk-off homer in Game 6 of the World Series.


Smoky Joe Wood, RHP

Smoky Joe Wood, RHP

Smoky Joe pitched eight years in Boston from 1908 to 1915 and compiled a 1.99 ERA during that span.


David Ortiz, 1B/DH

David Ortiz, 1B/DH

One of the most clutch hitters in Red Sox history.


Dwight Evans, RF

Dwight Evans, RF

A three-time All-Star and eight-time Gold Glove Award winner, Evans played in 2,505 games in 19 years for the Sox, second-most in team history.


Joe Cronin, SS

Joe Cronin, SS

A seven-time All-Star and Hall of Famer, Cronin finished with a .300 career average in 11 seasons with Boston.


Luis Tiant, RHP

Luis Tiant, RHP

The Cuban-born Tiant pitched eight seasons in Boston, compiling a 122-81 record with a 3.36 ERA.


Harry Hooper, RF

Harry Hooper, RF

Hooper won four championships in 12 seasons as a leadoff man for the Sox.


Mel Parnell, LHP

Mel Parnell, LHP

In his 10-year career with the Sox from 1947 to 1956, Parnell put together a 123-75 record with a 3.50 ERA and 732 strikeouts.


Jimmy Collins, 3B

Jimmy Collins, 3B

Considered the best fielder of his era and revolutionized the 3B position, he played in Boston from 1895-1907 and was a player/manager for the Boston Americans.


Dom DiMaggio, CF

Dom DiMaggio, CF

Often overshadowed by his older brother Joe, the "Little Professor" hit .298 in 11 seasons with Boston.


Nomar Garciaparra, SS

Nomar Garciaparra, SS

A five-time All-Star with Boston, Garciaparra batted .323 with 178 HR and 690 RBIs in nine years for the Sox.


Johnny Pesky, SS

Johnny Pesky, SS

A Red Sox legend and .313 hitter with Boston, Pesky recorded at least 200 hits in each of his first three seasons.


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