Boston Red Sox All Time Starting Lineup

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The Boston Red Sox can trace their roots back to 1901 as the Boston Americans. Over the years they have been known as the Boston Americans (1901-1907) and as we know them today the Boston Red Sox (1907-Present). The organization has made 21 playoff appearances, won 13 pennants, and 8 world championship. They have retired 8 numbers. Bobby Doerr (1), Joe Cronin (4), Johnny Pesky (6), Carl Yastrzemski (8), Ted Williams (9), Jim Rice (14), Carlton Fisk (27), and Pedro Martinez (45).

Below is a lineup of the best single seasons by position. Each player is only eligible for one season so we picked their best season.

 

Catcher

Carlton Fisk

Carlton Fisk, 1977

Key Stats: 7.0 WAR, .315/.402/.521, 106 R, 169 H, 26 2B, 3 3B, 26 HR, 102 RBI, 75 BB, .922 OPS, 10 SF, 2.3 dWAR, 45% CS

Awards: AL All-Star, 8th in MVP

 

First Base

Jimmie Foxx, 1938

Key Stats: 7.6 WAR (1st AL), .349 (1st AL)/.462 (1st AL)/.704 (1st AL), 139 R, 197 H, 33 2B, 9 3B, 50 HR, 175 RBI (1st AL), 119 BB (1st AL), 1.166 OPS (1st AL), 398 TB (1st AL)

Awards: AL All-Star, AL MVP

 

Second Base

Dustin Pedroia

 

Dustin Pedroia, 2008

Key Stats: 6.9 WAR, .326/.376/.493, 118 R (1st AL), 213 H (1st AL), 54 2B (1st AL), 2 3B, 17 HR, 83 RBI, 20 SB, .869 OPS, 322 TB, 1.8 dWAR, 13 DRS

Awards: AL All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, AL MVP

 

Third Base

Wade Boggs, 1988

Key Stats: 8.2 WAR (1st AL), .366 (1st AL)/.476 (1st AL)/.490, 128 R (1st AL), 214 H, 45 2B (1st AL), 6 3B, 5 HR, 58 RBI, 125 BB (1st AL), .965 OPS (1st AL), 18 IBB (1st AL)

Awards: AL All-Star, Silver Slugger, 6th in MVP

 

Shortstop

Nomar Garciaparra

 

Nomar Garciaparra, 1997

Key Stats: 6.6 WAR, .306/.342/.534, 122 R, 209 H (1st AL), 44 2B, 11 3B (1st AL), 30 HR, 98 RBI, 22 SB, .875 OPS, 365 TB, 2.0 dWAR

Awards: AL All-Star, Silver Slugger, AL Rookie of the Year, 8th in MVP

 

Left Field

Carl Yastrzemski, 1967

Key Stats: 12.4 WAR (1st AL), .326 (1st AL)/.418 (1st AL)/.622 (1st AL), 112 R (1st AL), 189 H (1st AL), 31 2B, 4 3B, 44 HR (1st AL), 121 RBI (1st AL), 10 SB, 91 BB, 1.040 OPS (1st AL), 360 TB (1st AL), 11 IBB, 1.7 dWAR

Awards: AL All-Star, Gold Glove, AL MVP

 

Center Field

Fred Lynn, 8.8 WAR (1st AL), .333 (1st AL)/.423 (1st AL)/.637 (1st AL), 116 R, 177 H, 42 2B, 1 3B, 39 HR, 122 RBI, 82 BB, 1.059 OPS (1st AL), 338 TB, 1.0 dWAR

Awards: AL All-Star, Gold Glove, 4th in MVP

 

Right Field

Ted Williams

Ted Williams, 1939

Key Stats: 6.7 WAR, .327/.436/.609, 131 R, 185 H, 44 2B, 11 3B, 31 HR, 145 RBI (1st AL), 107 BB, 1.045 OPS, 344 TB (1st AL)

Awards: 4th in MVP

 

Designated Hitter

Tris Speaker, 1912

Key Stats: 10.1 WAR (1st AL), .383/.464 (1st AL)/.567, 136 R, 222 H, 53 2B (1st AL), 12 3B, 10 HR (1st AL), 90 RBI, 52 SB, 82 BB, 1.031 OPS, 329 TB

Awards: AL MVP

 

Starting Pitcher

Pedro Martinez

Pedro Martinez, 1999

Key Stats: 9.7 WAR (1st AL), 23 Wins (1st AL), 2.07 ERA (1st AL), 1.39 FIP (1st AL), 5 CG, 1 SHO, 213 1/3 IP, 313 K (1st AL), 0.923 WHIP (1st AL), 6.8 H/9 (1st AL), 0.4 HR/9 (1st AL), 13.2 K/9 (1st AL), 8.46 K/BB (1st AL), .205 BAA

Awards: AL All-Star, AL CY Young, 2nd in MVP

 

Starting Pitcher

Roger Clemens

Roger Clemens, 1987

Key Stats: 9.4 WAR (1st AL), 20 Wins (1st AL), 2.97 ERA, 2.91 FIP (1st AL), 18 CG (1st AL), 7 SHO (1st AL), 281 2/3 IP, 256 K, 1.175 WHIP, 3.08 K/BB (1st AL), .235 BAA

Awards: AL CY Young

 

Starting Pitcher

Smoky Joe Wood, 1912

Key Stats: 10.4 WAR, 34 Wins (1st AL), 1.91 ERA, 2.25 FIP, 35 CG (1st AL), 10 SHO (1st AL), 344 IP, 258 K, 1.015 WHIP

Awards: 5th in MVP

 

Starting Pitcher

Cy Young, 1901

Key Stats: 12.6 WAR (1st AL), 33 Wins (1st AL), 1.62 ERA (1st AL), 2.64 FIP (1st AL), 38 CG, 5 SHO (1st AL), 371 1/3 IP, 158 K (1st AL), 0.972 WHIP (1st AL), 7.9 H/9 (1st AL), 0.9 BB/9 (1st AL), 4.27 K/BB (1st AL)

 

Starting Pitcher

Dutch Leonard, 1914

Key Stats: 9.3 WAR, 19 Wins, 0.96 ERA (1st AL), 1.95 FIP (1st AL), 17 CG, 7 SHO, 224 2/3 IP, 176 K, 0.886 WHIP (1st AL), 7.1 K/9 (1st AL)

 

Closer

Jonathan Papelbon

Jonathan Papelbon, 2007

Key Stats: 3.1 WAR, 37 SV, 1.85 ERA, 2.45 FIP, 59 G, 58 1/3 IP, 84 K, 0.771 WHIP, 13.0 K/9, .146 BAA

Awards: AL All-Star

 

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