Saturday, June 4, 2011

Boston Red Sox

1B  Jimmie Foxx – Drove in 100+ runs with a .500+ slugging avg. all six seasons in Boston; MVP in ’38 (.349, 50 HRs, 175 RBI).
2B  Bobby Doerr – Great fielder who batted .288 in 14 seasons with the Sox.
SS  Nomar Garciaparra – His six productive seasons as Boston’s SS edge out Cronin and Pesky.
3B  Wade Boggs – Won five batting titles and rapped 200 hits in seven straight seasons; ate chicken before every game.
OF  Carl Yastrzemski – Finished with 3,419 hits and 452 HRs; won AL Triple Crown in ’67.
OF  Jim Rice – Eight 100-RBI seasons; 382 HRs; AL MVP in 1978.
OF  Ted Williams – Lifetime .344 BA, 521 HRs, 2,000+ walks; last player to hit .400 in a season.
C  Carlton Fisk – Excellent defensive catcher who hit 162 HRs for the Sox; hit famous HR to end Game 6 of the ’75 World Series.
DH  David Ortiz – Five straight 100-RBI seasons; played a key role in ending the Curse.
Bench  Manny Ramirez – Batted .300 five times and topped 40 HRs three times for Boston.
Pitcher  Roger Clemens – Won at least 18 games six times and three Cy Young Awards for the Sox.
Pitcher  Cy Young – Averaged 24 wins a season during his eight years in Boston (1901-08).
Pitcher  Pedro Martinez – Led the AL in ERA four times, winning pct. three times, and Ks three times.
Closer  Jonathan Papelbon – Saved at least 35 games for five straight seasons (2006-2010).

I would love to watch this team battle the all-time greatest Yankees in a best of seven series.

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