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Greatest Red Sox of All Time
COMPILED BY DAVID SABINO
November 10, 2004
TEDDY BALLGAME'S A LOCK. BUT WITH BOSTON'S WEALTH OF TALENT OVER THE YEARS, PICKING THE BEST OF THE REST IS A TALL ORDER. SO, SORRY, CY, AND TOUGH BEANS, BABE. HERE'S OUR LINEUP
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November 10, 2004

Greatest Red Sox Of All Time

TEDDY BALLGAME'S A LOCK. BUT WITH BOSTON'S WEALTH OF TALENT OVER THE YEARS, PICKING THE BEST OF THE REST IS A TALL ORDER. SO, SORRY, CY, AND TOUGH BEANS, BABE. HERE'S OUR LINEUP

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HONORS: AL MVP (1986); three-time AL Cy Young Award winner ('86, '87, '91); five-time All-Star

KEY STATS: 383 games, 192-111 record, .634 winning percentage, 38 shutouts, 2,590 strikeouts, three 20-win seasons

FROM THE PAGES OF SI: This is the book on baseball's best pitcher: If he isn't being rained out or out being arraigned or in some other way prevented from pitching, you can consider the game over before the first out has been made. That is the order of things these days. Roger, over and out.--May 13, 1991

JIM RICE

DESIGNATED HITTER

RED SOX CAREER: 1974-1989

HONORS: Eight-time All-Star; AL MVP (1978); AL home run champion ('77, '78, '83), two-time AL RBIs leader ('78, '83)

KEY STATS: 2,089 games, 2,452 hits, .298 average, 382 home runs, 1,451 RBIs, .502 slugging percentage

FROM THE PAGES OF SI: The biggest shadow Rice has played in has been that of Yastrzemski, but that was lifted on the final day of the 1983 season. The game was Yaz's last, and everything he did was greeted with a standing ovation. But in the eighth inning, Rice walked to the plate, and the fans were on their feet again, changing the guard, crowning a new hero.--Aug. 6, 1984

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