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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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TED WILLIAMS

LEFTFIELD

RED SOX CAREER: 1939-42, '46-60

HONORS: Hall of Fame (1966); two-time AL Triple Crown winner (1942, '47); twotime AL MVP (1946, '49); 17-time All-Star; six-time AL batting champion

KEY STATS: 2,292 games, 2,654 hits, .344 average, 521 home runs, 1,839 RBIs, 1,798 runs

FROM THE PAGES OF SI: "They say the secret of my hitting is natural ability and my good eyesight," Williams lashed out. "A lot of people have as good eyesight as I have [20-15] and probably better, and still they're always ready to say 'eyesight's the reason he does it and natural ability.' That's so easy to say and to give credit for. They never talk about the practice. Practice! Practice! Practice! Dammit, you gotta practice!"--Aug. 1, 1955

CARL YASTRZEMSKI

FIRST BASE

RED SOX CAREER: 1961-83

HONORS: Hall of Fame (1989); 18-time All-Star; 1967 AL Triple Crown winner; AL MVP ('67); seven-time Gold Glove winner

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