Boston Red Sox: The 5 Greatest First Basemen in Team History

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Boston Red Sox: The 5 Greatest First Basemen in Team History
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Some Red Sox first basemen have notoriety for the wrong reasons...

The Boston Red Sox have had many outstanding players in their history. Having recently ranked the catchers, it’s time I move on to the five greatest first basemen in the history of the team.

Current first baseman Mike Napoli is in his first full season playing the position. While he has had an excellent start to the season, he has a long way to go if he ever wants to be mentioned in the same breath as other legendary Boston first-sackers.

Qualifying as an all-time great Boston first baseman is not just about statistics and awards. It’s also about contributing to the team in other ways and the legacy left behind.

Click through to see the five greatest first basemen in the history of the Red Sox. 

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