A Glance at Greatness: The Boston Red Sox All-Time Team
Team Name: Boston Red Sox
Year Established: 1901
Ballpark: Fenway Park
Previous Nickname: Americans (1901-1907)
League: American League
Division: AL East
Number of Playoff Appearances: 19
Number of Pennants: 12
World Series Titles: 1903, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 2004, 2007
Catcher: Carlton Fisk
First Base: Jimmie Foxx
Second Base: Bobby Doerr
Third Base: Wade Boggs
Shortstop: Nomar Garciaparra
Outfield: Tris Speaker, Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski
Pitchers: Roger Clemens, Cy Young, Babe Ruth, Lefty Grove, Joe Wood
Bench: Jim Rice, Dwight Evans, Manny Ramirez
The easiest players to pick were the outfield, Boggs, and pitching staff.
The hardest decision was selecting the catcher. It was either Fisk or Jason Varitek. I went with Fisk.
The Red Sox all-time outfield is definitely the best in the series. All three are Hall of Famers, and they all were dominant when they played.
Their pitching staff is also one of the best. They have three 300-game winners, a pitcher who would have been in Cooperstown if not for an injury, and a lefty who not only could pitch but also hit 714 home runs during his career.
This is definitely one of the top five all-time teams.
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