The 50 Greatest Players in Boston Red Sox History

The 50 Greatest Players in Boston Red Sox History

by Robert W. Cohen

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608939909
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/15/2018
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 282,697
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Robert W. Cohen began writing professionally in 2004. His first published work, A Team for the Ages: Baseball's All-Time All-Star Team, clearly reflects his great love of the game of baseball, and also his vast knowledge of the sport. A sports historian, Robert has appeared on numerous sports-talk radio programs around the nation to discuss his published works. He lives in Clifton, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

The Red Sox Legacy xi

Factors Used to Determine Rankings xiv

The Rankings

1 Ted Williams 1

2 Carl Yastrzemski 12

3 Pedro Martinez 20

4 Roger Clemens 29

5 Cy Young 37

6 Wade Boggs 44

7 Jim Rice 51

8 Jimmie Foxx 59

9 Tris Speaker 66

10 Bobby Doerr 73

11 David Ortiz 79

12 Dwight Evans 87

13 Manny Ramirez 93

14 Nomar Garciaparra 101

15 Joe Cronin 109

16 Babe Ruth 115

17 Mo Vaughn 122

18 Carlton Fisk 128

19 Dustin Pedroia 136

20 Dom DiMaggio 142

21 Smoky Joe Wood 149

22 Luis Tiant 154

23 Johnny Pesky 161

24 Vern Stephens 167

25 Jackie Jensen 173

26 Fred Lynn 179

27 Lefty Grove 186

28 Mel Parnell 193

29 Frank Malzone 198

30 Mike Greenwell 204

31 Reggie Smith 210

32 Harry Hooper 217

33 Jason Varitek 223

34 Kevin Youkilis 228

35 Rico Petrocelli 235

36 Tony Conigliaro 241

37 Johnny Damon 248

38 Mike Lowell 255

39 Billy Goodman 260

40 Pete Runnels 265

41 George Scott 270

42 Jon Lester 277

43 Time Wakefield 282

44 Duffy Lewis 287

45 Ellis Kinder 293

46 Curt Schilling 297

47 Derek Lowe 303

48 Josh Beckett 308

49 Jacoby Ellsbury 314

50 Jim Lonborg 321

Summary and Honorable Mentions: The Next 25 329

Glossary 355

Sources 357

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