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Below are the 1,512 players that have worn a Red Sox Uniform. Help us compile a comprehensive list of what each player is known for (i.e. his greatest and worst achievements as a Red Sox, from Roberts' Steal to Buckner's Error). Be descriptive! Whether its his performance in a game, season, or career, his off-field antics or whether he took money to go to another team, describe in detail how he is forever remembered. Note:If you want to insert statistics for a player for a given year, see here.

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Don Aase

Andy Abad

Jerry Adair

Bob Adams

Terry Adams

Doc Adkins

Benny Agbayani

Harry Agganis

Sam Agnew

Rick Aguilera

Israel Alcantara

  • On July 3, 2001 Pawtucket Red Sox outfielder Israel ('Izzy') Alcantara was hit by a pitch thrown by Scranton Wilkes- Barre Red Barons pitcher Blas Cedeno. Alcantara apparently took offense, karate kicking catcher Jeremy Salazar and charging the mound before squaring up to fight all comers. This resulted in a 7 game suspension.

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Dale Alexander

Manny Alexander

  • In 2000, Alexander loaned his Mercedes-Benz to a bat boy. The bat boy was stopped by a state trooper who suspected the car wasn't his. The trooper ended up finding steroids and syringes in the glove compartment of the car. (The bat boy was arrested for driving the car without a license, they found the syringes and steroids after the car had been impounded.) Citing "insufficient evidence" Alexander was never charged with any wrong-doing.

Luis Alicea

Gary Allenson

Mel Almada

Hector Almonte

Nick Altrock

Abe Alvarez

  • Thus far, Alvarez is known for being "that pitcher who wears his cap crooked". Truth is, he's legally blind in his left eye and claims that wearing his cap the way he does helps balance the lighting in his eyes.

Luis Alvarado

Brady Anderson

  • Brady Anderson was drafted in 1985 and came through the Red Sox system during the eighties. He was subsequently traded (with Curt Schilling) to the Baltimore Orioles for relief pitcher Mike Boddicker on July 30, 1988. Anderson later became one of the best players for the Orioles (and baseball) during the nineties.

Fred Anderson

Jimmy Anderson

Larry Anderson

Ernie Andres

Ivy Andrews

Kim Andrew

Mike Andrews

Shane Andrews

Luis Aparicio

Luis Aponte

Pete Appleton

Frank Arellanes

Tony Armas

Charlie Armbruster

Rolando Arrojo

Bronson Arroyo

  • Remembered for:Arroyo will always have a place in Red Sox lore for holding the ball that Alex Rodriguez illegally knocked away in Game 6 of the 2004 American League Championship Series.Arroyo is credited with the second out of the eighth inning for his attempt to tag A-Rod in Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS. He then retired the side against Gary Sheffield.
  • Arroyo was also the only Red Sox player in my memory to put out a fairly decent rock album.
  • In 2004/2005, Bronson thought putting his long hair into cornrows would be a good idea. He was wrong.

Casper Asbjornson

Billy Ashley

Ken Aspromonte

Pedro Astacio

James Atkins

Elden Auker

Leslie Aulds

Steve Avery

Bobby Avila

Ramon Aviles

Joe Azcue

Lore Bader

Carlos Baerga

Jim Bagby

Bob Bailey

Cory Bailey

Gene Bailey

Al Baker

Floyd Baker

Jack Baker

Tracy Baker

Neal Ball

Scott Bankhead

Willie Banks

Walter Barbare

Frank Barberich

Brian Bark

Brian Barkley

Babe Barna

Bill Barrett

Bob Barrett

Frank Barrett

Jimmy Barrett

Marty Barrett

Tom Barrett

Steve Barr

Ed Barry

Jack Barry

Matt Batts

Frank Baumann

Don Baylor

Bill Bayne

Rod Beck

Hugh Bedient

Stan Belinda

Gary Bell

Mark Bellhorn

  • Worst Achievements:Aka The Strike out King ! Bellhorn's incredible strikeout ability earned him the respect of his manager in Boston, Terry Francona. In an interview with the The Boston Globe during the 2004 MLB All-Star Break, Francona stated, "Bell's steady, thats why we keep him in there everyday," an obvious reference to Bellhorn's unique ability to strikeout two or more times per game. After the interview was published, Bellhorn was given the nickname Mark "Steady" Bellhorn by his Boston teammates
  • Best Achievements: 2004 American League Championship Series: For the first seven postseason games of his career, Bellhorn had 2 hits in 25 at-bats (.080). But his resurgence started as he hit a three-run homer off Jon Lieber to power Boston to a 4-2 victory over the Yankees in Game 6 of the ALCS. He also homered in Game 7 in the Bronx for a key insurance run, sending the ball high and clanging it loudly off the right field foul pole.

Juan Bell

Esteban Beltre

Juan Beniquez

Mike Benjamin

Dennis Bennett

Frank Bennett

Al Benton

Todd Benzinger

Lou Berberet

Boze Berger

Moe Berg

Charlie Berry

Damon Berryhill

Sean Berry

Hal Bevan

Ben Beville

Dante Bichette

  • Bichette spent his first five years in the majors playing for the Angels and Brewers before being traded to the Colorado Rockies, for whom his career was most prolific, in 1993. He batted above .300 for his first six seasons with the Rockies, then went to the Reds in 2000. Towards the end of the season, he was traded to the Red Sox and played in 137 games with them in '00 and '01, tallying 505 total at-bats with the team before being granted free agency and retiring.

Elliot Bigelow

Jack Billingham

Doug Bird

John Bischoff

Max Bishop

Dave Black

Tim Blackwell

Clarence Blethen

Greg Blosser

Red Bluhm

Mike Boddicker

Larry Boerner

Wade Boggs

Bobby Bolin

Milt Bolling

Tom Bolton

Ike Boone

Ray Boone

Tom Borland

Toby Borland

Lou Boudreau

Sam Bowen

Stew Bowers

Joe Bowman

Ted Bowsfield

Oil Can Boyd

  • Went into the clubhouse after the second out in the tenth inning of Game 6 in the 1986 World Series and began opening wine bottles, causing some to think he jinxed the whole thing.

Chad Bradford

  • The man with the submarine motion, and a star of Moneyball, was acquired from the Oakland Athletics for the petulant Jay Payton and cash. Lots of fun to watch, particularly when his knuckles grazed the mound, but didn't do a whole lot as part of the LOOGY-ROOGY stunt bullpen with Mike Myers in 2005.

Herb Bradley

Hugh Bradley

Cliff Brady

King Brady

Darren Bragg

Bucky Brandon

Mark Brandenburg

Fred Bratschi

Eddie Bressoud

Ken Brett

Tom Brewer

Ralph Brickner

Jim Brillheart

Dick Brodowski

Rico Brogna

Jack Brohamer

Adrian Brown

Hal Brown

Jamie Brown

Kevin Brown

Lloyd Brown

Mace Brown

Mike Brown

Mike Brumley

Tom Brunansky

  • Best Achievement:On the last day on the 1990 season, the Red Sox were playing the White Sox at Fenway. With a one game lead over the Blue Jays, the Red Sox needed a win to clinch the division at face the Oakland A's in the ALCS. In the top of the ninth, with the Red Sox hanging on to a 3-1 lead, and closer Jeff Reardon in the game for Boston, Chicago managed to get 2 runners on. With 2 outs, Ozzie Guillen hit a sharp liner to right field that if it fell in would score both runners and tie the game. Tom Brunansky made a game saving, and season saving, sliding catch in the right field corner to seal the Red Sox victory and clinch them the American League East.

Jim Bucher

Bill Buckner

  • Worst Achievement: October 25, 1986. The Boston Red Sox were leading the New York Mets 3 games to 2 in the 1986 World Series, and Game 6 was tied after nine innings. The Red Sox had taken a two-run lead in the top of the tenth, but the Mets had come back to tie on a wild pitch by pitcher Bob Stanley. Mookie Wilson of the Mets fouled off several pitches before hitting a ground ball to Buckner at first base. The ball took a deadening bounce on the dirt and rolled under Buckner's glove, through his legs, and into right field, allowing Ray Knight to score the winning run from second base.

Don Buddin

Damon Buford

Kirk Bullinger

Fred Burchell

Bob Burda

Tom Burgmeier

Jesse Burkett

John Burkett

Morgan Burkhart

Ellis Burks

Rick Burleson

George Burns

Jim Burton

Jim Busby

Frank Bushey

Jack Bushelman

Joe Bush

Bill Butland

Bud Byerly

Jim Byrd

Orlando Cabrera

Hick Cady

Ivan Calderon

Earl Caldwell

Ray Caldwell

Dolph Camilli

Bill Campbell

Paul Campbell

Jose Canseco

  • Known only for having a home run bounce off his head. Nothing else worth mentioning.
  • The unofficial whistle-blower of MLB's "Steroids Era."

Bernie Carbo

  • In game 6 of the 1975 World Series, the Red Sox were down 6-3 in the bottom of the 8th inning to the Reds. With two men on base, Bernie Carbo hit a home run to straight away center field to tie the game, setting the stage for Carlton Fisk's home run in the bottom of the 12th.

Tom Carey

Walter Carlisle

Swede Carlstrom

Cleo Carlyle

Roy Carlyle

Hector Carrasco

Bill Carrigan

Ed Carroll

Jerry Casale

Joe Cascarella

Scott Cassidy

Carlos Castillo

Frank Castillo

Danny Cater

Rex Cecil

Orlando Cepeda

Rick Cerone

Chet Chadbourne

Bob Chakales

Wes Chamberlain

Esty Chaney

Ed Chaplin

Ben Chapman

Pete Charton

Ken Chase

Charlie Chech

Robinson Checo

Bruce Chen

Jack Chesbro

Nelson Chittum

Jin Ho Cho

Joe Christopher

Loyd Christopher

Joe Cicero

Eddie Cicotte

Galen Cisco

Bill Cissell

Danny Clark

Jack Clark

Otey Clark

Phil Clark

Tony Clark

Mark Clear

Matt Clement

  • The biggest memory of Matt Clement may be the line drive that hit him in the head during the 3rd inning on July 27, 2005 he was pitching against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He was 10-3 with a 4.30ERA before that game, leading the team. He looked shaky after his return, however and went .500 for the rest of the season, finished 13-6 with a 4.56ERA.

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Roger Clemens

  • Greatest Ahievements: Clemens is one of only two pitchers to have thrown 20 strikeouts in a 9-inning major league game (Kerry Wood is the other. Randy Johnson also struck out 20 batters in the first nine innings of a game, but since the game went into extra innings, Johnson was not awarded the record). Remarkably, Clemens accomplished the feat twice; on April 29, 1986 against the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park, and on September 18, 1996 against the Detroit Tigers at Tiger Stadium, more than ten years later. He accomplished both as a member of the Boston Red Sox.
  • Greatest Achievements: Clemens also won three of his seven Cy Young Awards while he was with the Red Sox in 1986, 1987, and 1991.

Clemens' 3 Cy Young Awards with Red Sox

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Lance Clemons

Reggie Cleveland

Tex Clevenger

Lou Clinton

Bill Clowers

George Cochran

Jack Coffey

Alex Cole

Dave Coleman

Michael Coleman

Jimmy Collins

Lou Collier

Ray Collins

Rip Collins

Shano Collins

Merl Combs

Ralph Comstock

David Cone

Bunk Congalton

Billy Conigliaro

Tony Conigliaro

Gene Conley

Bud Connolly

Ed Connolly

Ed Connolly

Joe Connolly

Bill Conroy

Billy Consolo

Dusty Cooke

Jimmy Cooney

Cecil Cooper

Guy Cooper

Scott Cooper

Alex Cora

Wil Cordero

Rheal Cormier

Vic Correll

Jim Corsi

Marlan Coughtry

Fritz Coumbe

Ted Cox

Doc Cramer

Gavvy Cravath

Paxton Crawford

  • A largely forgettable pitcher for the Red Sox, Crawford pitched to a 5-1 career record as a member of the 2000 and 2001 Red Sox. His career was derailed by injuries, most notably cutting his back and a tendon rolling out of bed onto glass. He is the first Red Sox player to admit to using steroids while on the team. Several Red Sox players and front office members dispute this claim, saying that Crawford wasn't very good.

Steve Crawford

Pat Creeden

Bob Cremins

Cesar Crespo

Lou Criger

Joe Cronin

Zach Crouch

Rich Croushore

Jose Cruz

Leon Culberson

Ray Culp

Midre Cummings

Nig Cuppy

Steve Curry

John Curtis

Milt Cuyler

Babe Dahlgren

Pete Daley

Dom Dallessandro

Johnny Damon

  • Best Achievement:Many Red Sox fans will remember Johnny Damon for his performance in the 2004 ALCS and World Series- helping to bring the World Series back to Boston for the first time in 86 years. His grand slam in game 7 of the ALCS against the Yankees to give the Red Sox a level of comfort in the game is probably the best moment.
  • Worst Achievement:However, Johnny Damon will inevitably be remembered for signing with the Yankees following the 2005 season, less than 1 year after he vowed that he would not necessarily go for the offer with the most money and that he would never play for the Yankees. Many Red Sox fans view this betrayal as the worst kind and will forget all the good he did in Boston, choosing to call him a traitor and hate him forever.

Babe Danzig

Bobby Darwin

Danny Darwin

Brian Daubach

Bob Daughters

Andre Dawson

Cot Deal

Rob Deer

Pep Deininger

Manny Delcarmen

  • So far Manny is only known as the kid that Terry Francona refesuses to put into the game. His control issues and the fact that he's inexperienced apparently mean that he can't make an appearance in even the biggest blowout

Alex Delgado

Ike Delock

Don Demeter

Brian Denman

Sam Dente

Mike Derrick

Gene Desautels

Mel Deutsch

Hal Deviney

Mickey Devine

Al DeVormer

Bo Diaz

Juan Diaz

George Dickey

Emerson Dickman

Bob Didier

Steve Dillard

Dom DiMaggio

  • The lesser famous of the DiMaggio brothers, Dom quietly put up a solid career in the Red Sox outfield. He was the center fielder to Ted Williams' left field, and batted .298 over 11 seasons with the Red Sox.

Lenny DiNardo

  • DiNardo was acquired from the New York Mets in the Rule V Draft before the 2004 season. He spent the entire year with "injuries" made up by the Red Sox so that they could keep him on the DL instead of on their roster.

Bill Dineen

Bob DiPietro

Ray Dobens

Joe Dobson

Sam Dodge

Pat Dodson

Bobby Doerr

John Doherty

Andy Dominique

John Donahue

Pat Donahue

Chris Donnels

Pete Donohue

John Dopson

Tom Doran

Harry Dorish

Jim Dorsey

Patsy Dougherty

Tommy Dowd

Danny Doyle

Denny Doyle

Dick Drago

Clem Dreisewerd

Walt Dropo

Jean Dubuc

Frank Duffy

Joe Dugan

Bob Duliba

George Dumont

Ed Durham

Cedric Durst

Jim Dwyer

Arnold Earley

Mike Easler

Dennis Eckersley

  • One of the best relievers ever to play the game, Eck is a Hall of Famer who spent 24 years in the league, 8 of them in Boston. A starting pitcher early in his career, Eck threw a no-hitter as a member of the Cleveland Indians in 1977. He was traded to Boston in 1978 and lasted 6 1/2 seasons until 1984, when he was sent to the Chicago Cubs for Bill Buckner. After 2 1/2 years in Chicago, Eck went to Oakland and restarted his career as a dominant closer. One of the most famous moments of his career is the home run he gave up to Kirk Gibson in game 1 of the 1988 World Series. Eck signed with Boston for one last season in 1998 and now serves as a broadcaster for NESN during pregame and postgame shows. Eck was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2004.

Elmer Eggert

Howard Ehmke

Hack Eibel

Dick Ellsworth

Steve Ellsworth

Alan Embree

Clyde Engle

Todd Erdos

Nick Esasky

Vaughn Eshelman

Al Evans

Bill Evans

Dwight Evans

Carl Everett

  • On September 2, 2001, Everett was the pinch hitter who ruined a near perfect game by Mike Mussina of the New York Yankees. Mussina had retired the first 26 Boston Red Sox and gotten two strikes on Everett before he hit a soft double to left center.

Hoot Evers

Homer Ezzell

Carmen Fanzone

Doc Farrell

Duke Farrell

Steve Farr

Jeff Fassero

Alex Ferguson

Rick Ferrell

Wes Ferrell

Dave Ferriss

Hobe Ferris

Chick Fewster

Joel Finch

Tommy Fine

Lou Finney

Gar Finnvold

Mike Fiore

Hank Fischer

Carlton Fisk

  • The defining moment of his illustrious career came in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series at Fenway Park. Fisk was facing Cincinnati Reds pitcher Pat Darcy and hit a pitch down the left field line that appeared to be heading to foul territory. The enduring image of Fisk jumping and waving the ball fair as he made his way to first base is inarguably one of baseball's greatest moments. And it worked—the ball struck the foul pole, giving the Red Sox a 7-6 win and forcing a seventh and deciding game of the fall classic.

Howie Fitzgerald

Ira Flagstead

John Flaherty

  • Flaherty joined the Red Sox to be knuckleball pitcher Tim Wakefield's personal catcher. The day after his first spring training outting, where he looked baffled by Wakefield's offerings, Flaherty announced that he was retiring from baseball. After a long career in baseball, Flaherty had apparently decided it wasn't worth staying in the game if it meant having to catch a knuckleball every five days.

Al Flair

Bill Fleming

Scott Fletcher

Bryce Florie

  • Pitcher who spent a few season in a Red Sox uniform from 1999 to 2001. Career cut short when he was struck in the eye with a line drive during a game. His vision was never the same again, and was forced into retirement after being released by Boston and struggling in Oakland's minors.

Ben Flowers

Cliff Floyd

Chad Fonville

Frank Foreman

Happy Foreman

Mike Fornieles

Gary Fortune

Tony Fossas

Casey Fossum

Eddie Foster

Rube Foster

Bob Fothergill

Keith Foulke

  • Foulke gave up only one run in the 2004 postseason and, notably, closed the final game of the 2004 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. He got Edgar Rentaria to ground out to end the Red Sox' 86 year drought of World Series victories.

Boob Fowler

Chad Fox

Pete Fox

Jimmie Foxx

Joe Foy

Ray Francis

Buck Freeman

Hersh Freeman

John Freeman

Charlie French

Bernie Friberg

Owen Friend

Todd Frohwirth

Jeff Frye

Oscar Fuhr

Curt Fullerton

Frank Fuller

Gary Gaetti

Fabian Gaffke

Phil Gagliano

Del Gainer

Denny Galehouse

Rich Gale

Bob Gallagher

Ed Gallagher

Jim Galvin

Bob Garbark

Rich Garces

Nomar Garciaparra

Mike Gardiner

Billy Gardner

Larry Gardner

Wes Gardner

Mike Garman

Cliff Garrison

Ford Garrison

Alex Gaston

Milt Gaston

Rich Gedman

Gary Geiger

Charlie Gelbert

Wally Gerber

Dick Gernert

Doc Gessler

Chappie Geygan

Jeremy Giambi

Joe Giannini

Norwood Gibson

Russ Gibson

Andy Gilbert

Don Gile

Frank Gilhooley

Bernard Gilkey

Bob Gillespie

Grant Gillis

Joe Ginsberg

Ralph Glaze

Harry Gleason

Joe Glenn

John Godwin

Chuck Goggin

Wayne Gomes

Eusebio Gonzalez

Jeremi Gonzalez

Joe Gonzales

Johnny Gooch

Billy Goodman

Tom Gordon

Jim Gosger

Tony Graffanino

Charlie Graham

Lee Graham

Skinny Graham

Dave Gray

Jeff Gray

Craig Grebeck

Lenny Green

Mike Greenwell

  • Another in a long line of All-Star left fielder Red Sox-for-life
  • Pseudo-AL MVP 1988 (Thanks Jose!)
  • Truck racer extraordinaire.

Pumpsie Green

Vean Gregg

Doug Griffin

Marty Griffin

Guido Grilli

Ray Grimes

Myron Grimshaw

Marv Grissom

Kip Gross

Turkey Gross

Lefty Grove

Ken Grundt

Creighton Gubanich

Mario Guerrero

Mike Guerra

Bobby Guindon

Randy Gumpert

Eric Gunderson

Hy Gunning

Mark Guthrie

Jackie Gutierrez

  • Known for his constant bird calls during the game. You would think you were at a bird sanctuary.

Ricky Gutierrez

Don Gutteridge

Casey Hageman

John Halama

Odell Hale

Ray Haley

Charley Hall

Chris Hammond

Garry Hancock

Josh Hancock

Chris Haney

Fred Haney

Craig Hansen

Erik Hanson

Carroll Hardy

Tim Harikkala

Harry Harper

Tommy Harper

Billy Harrell

Ken Harrelson

Bill Harris

Greg Harris

Joe Harris

Joe Harris

Mickey Harris

Reggie Harris

Slim Harriss

Jack Harshman

Chuck Hartenstein

Grover Hartley

Mike Hartley

Charlie Hartman

Chad Harville

Bill Haselman

Herb Hash

Andy Hassler

Billy Hatcher

Fred Hatfield

Scott Hatteberg

Grady Hatton

Clem Hausmann

Jack Hayden

Frankie Hayes

Ed Hearn

Danny Heep

Bob Heffner

Randy Heflin

Fred Heimach

Bob Heise

Tommy Helms

Charlie Hemphill

Dave Henderson

Rickey Henderson

  • He spent his second to last season in the majors with the Red Sox. He appeared in only 72 games for an unremarkable 2002 team. And the Red Sox felt that he contributed so much that they held a ceremony and awarded him a brand new car.
  • MLB's all-time leader in Runs Scored (2295), Stolen Bases (1406), and Lead-Off Home Runs (81).

Tim Hendryx

Olaf Henriksen

Bill Henry

Butch Henry

Jim Henry

Dustin Hermanson

Ramon Hernandez

Mike Herrera

Tom Herrin

Joe Hesketh

Eric Hetzel

Johnnie Heving

Joe Heving

Charlie Hickman

Pinky Higgins

Hob Hiller

Shea Hillenbrand

Dave Hillman

Gordie Hinkle

Paul Hinrichs

Paul Hinson

Harley Hisner

Billy Hitchcock

Dick Hoblitzel

Butch Hobson

George Hockette

Johnny Hodapp

Mel Hoderlein

Billy Hoeft

Jack Hoey

Glenn Hoffman

Fred Hofmann

Ken Holcombe

Dave Hollins

Billy Holm

Harry Hooper

Sam Horn

Tony Horton

Dwayne Hosey

Tom House

Wayne Housie

Chris Howard

Elston Howard

Paul Howard

Les Howe

Bobby Howry

Peter Hoy

Waite Hoyt

Joe Hudson

Sid Hudson

Ed Hughes

Terry Hughes

Tom Hughes

Tex Hughson

Bill Humphrey

Ben Hunt

Buddy Hunter

Herb Hunter

Tom Hurd

Bruce Hurst

Butch Huskey

Bert Husting

Adam Hyzdu

Daryl Irvine

Damian Jackson

Ron Jackson

Baby Doll Jacobson

Beany Jacobson

Lefty Jamerson

Bill James

Chris James

Hal Janvrin

Ray Jarvis

Reggie Jefferson

Fergie Jenkins

Tom Jenkins

Jackie Jensen

Marcus Jensen

Bob Johnson

Deron Johnson

Earl Johnson

Hank Johnson

John Henry Johnson

Joel Johnston

Keith Johns

Rankin Johnson

Roy Johnson

Vic Johnson

Smead Jolley

Bobby Jones

Charlie Jones

Dalton Jones

Jake Jones

Rick Jones

Sam Jones

Todd Jones

Eddie Joost

Duane Josephson

Oscar Judd

Joe Judge

Ed Jurak

  • A rat once ran onto the field and Eddie Jurak picked it up with his glove and threw it in the dugout. He kinda looked like Eddie Van Halen and was a utility player but Eddie Jurak was a pretty good guy to have on the team. My father used to call him "shithead."

Rudy Kallio

Gabe Kapler

Ed Karger

Andy Karl

Marty Karow

Benn Karr

Eddie Kasko

Al Kellett

Red Kellett

George Kell

Win Kellum

Ed Kelly

Ken Keltner

Russ Kemmerer

Fred Kendall

Bill Kennedy

John Kennedy

Marty Keough

Dana Kiecker

Joe Kiefer

Leo Kiely

Jack Killilay

Byung-Hyun Kim

  • Best known for flipping off the fans at Fenway Park as he was booed for his poor performance.

Sun-Woo Kim

Ellis Kinder

Walt Kinney

Bruce Kison

Billy Klaus

Red Kleinow

Bob Kline

Ron Kline

Bob Klinger

Brent Knackert

John Knight

Hal Kolstad

Cal Koonce

Andy Kosco

Jack Kramer

Lew Krausse

Rick Kreuger

Rube Kroh

John Kroner

Marty Krug

Randy Kutcher

Candy LaChance

Kerry Lacy

Ty LaForest

Roger LaFrancois

Joe Lahoud

Eddie Lake

Jack Lamabe

Bill Lamar

Dennis Lamp

Rick Lancellotti

Bill Landis

Jim Landis

Sam Langford

Carney Lansford

Mike Lansing

Frank LaPorte

John LaRose

Lyn Lary

Johnny Lazor

Bill Lee

  • Arguably one of the greatest cult figures of Boston sports. Bill "the Spaceman" Lee is notorious for his insight in the game and his memorable quotes that put Yogi Berra to shame. Such include:
Upon being asked how he thought the 1-1 WS against the Reds, "Tied"
"When I am on the mound I like to think about the cosmic snowball theory. That's when the sun expands too much and engulfs the earth in flames and everything just snowballs out of existence. It makes me wonder, how important will me striking out this guy be."
"You give me a team with 25 assholes and I'll show you a pennant. I'll show you the New York Yankees."
"You should enter a ballpark like you enter a church."
"When you use the left side of you body you are using the right side of your brain and the right goes with the left. It is a scientific fact. So therefore left handed people are the only ones in their right mind."
  • Of course Bill is not only notorious for his quirky remarks. He was a capable pitcher among being an amazing personality. He claims that by eating marijuana with his buckwheat pancakes he would be immune to bus fumes on his jog to Fenway. When Lee left the Red Sox in 1978 he pitched briefly for Montréal. He then went on to run for President of the United States on the Rhinoceros Party Ticket. Unfortunately for Lee and the United States he did not appear on the ballot in any state.

Dud Lee

Sang-Hoon Lee

Bill Lefebvre

Lou Legett

Regis Leheny

Paul Lehner

Nemo Leibold

John Leister

Mark Lemke

Don Lenhardt

Dutch Leonard

Ted Lepcio

Dutch Lerchen

Louis Leroy

Curt Leskanic

Darren Lewis

Duffy Lewis

Jack Lewis

Ted Lewis

Jim Leyritz

John Lickert

Derek Lilliquist

Johnny Lipon

Hod Lisenbee

Dick Littlefield

Greg Litton

Don Lock

Skip Lockwood

George Loepp

James Lofton

Tim Lollar

Steve Lomasney

Jim Lonborg

Walter Lonergan

Brian Looney

Harry Lord

Derek Lowe

  • Best and Worst:Lowe spent 7 1/2 years with the Red Sox, and will be remembered as a great closer (42 saves in 2000), a shaky closer (only 24 saves in 2001), a fantastic starter (38-15 in 2002-2003), and a shaky starter (5.42 ERA in 2004). However, the one lasting image of Lowe is as the only player in baseball history to win the clinching games in every series in the same postseason. Lowe pitched the 10th inning in the Sox' game 3 victory over the Angels in the ALDS. Then, on short rest, he pitched 6 innings in game 7 of the ALCS, giving up only one hit and striking out 3. Finally, in the clinching game of the 2004 World Series, Lowe pitched 7 shutout innings over the Cardinals, giving up 3 hits and fanning 4.
  • Lowe threw a no-hitter against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in April, 2002.

Johnny Lucas

Joe Lucey

Lou Lucier

Del Lundgren

Tony Lupien

Sparky Lyle

Walt Lynch

Fred Lynn

Brandon Lyon

Steve Lyons

Danny MacFayden

Mike Macfarlane

Alejandro Machado

Shane Mack

Billy Macleod

Keith Macwhorter

Bunny Madden

Mike Maddux

Pete Magrini

Ron Mahay

Pat Mahomes

Chris Mahoney

Jim Mahoney

Mark Malaska

Jose Malave

Jerry Mallett

Paul Maloy

Frank Malzone

Matt Mantei

Felix Mantilla

Jeff Manto

Heinie Manush

Josias Manzanillo

Phil Marchildon

Johnny Marcum

Juan Marichal

Ollie Marquardt

Bill Marshall

Mike Marshall

Anastacio Martinez

Babe Martin

Pedro Martinez

  • As the most dominant pitcher in the majors from 1997 through 2001, Pedro has many memorable moments. Who can forget the one-hit, 17-strikeout game in Yankee Stadium? What about his heroic World Series performance, giving up only 3 hits over 7 innings? However, the most memorable moment is when Pedro beat the Indians in the 1999 ALDS. Coming in the with score tied at 8 in the third inning, and having a strained muscle in his back making him unable to bring his heavy fastball, Pedro came out of the bullpen and shut down the Indians with 6 no-hit innings, striking out 8 batters along the way and clinching the division series for the Red Sox.
The Don Zimmer toss is a close second, though.

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Ramon Martinez

Sandy Martinez

John Marzano

Walt Masterson

Tom Matchick

William Matthews

Gene Mauch

Charlie Maxwell

Wally Mayer

Chick Maynard

Carl Mays

Dick McAuliffe

Tom McBride

Dick McCabe

Windy McCall

Emmett McCann

David McCarty

Tim McCarver

Tom McCarthy

Amby McConnell

Mickey McDermott

Allen McDill

Jim McDonald

Ed McFarland

Eddie McGah

Willie McGee

Lynn McGlothen

Art McGovern

Bob McGraw

Deacon McGuire

Jim McHale

Marty McHale

Stuffy McInnis

Archie McKain

Walt McKeel

Jud McLaughlin

Larry McLean

Doc McMahon

Don McMahon

Marty McManus

Norm McMillan

Eric McNair

Mike McNally

Gordon McNaughton

Jeff McNeely

Norm McNeil

Bill McWilliams

Roman Mejias

Jose Melendez

Sam Mele

Ski Melillo

Bob Melvin

Ramiro Mendoza

Mike Menosky

Mike Meola

Orlando Merced

Andy Merchant

Kent Mercker

Cla Meredith

  • Touted by some as one of the next great relief pitchers in 2005, he gave up a grand slam in his first appearance in the majors. Shipped to San Diego with Josh Bard in the trade that brought Doug Mirabelli back to Boston.

Spike Merena

Lou Merloni

Jack Merson

Catfish Metkovich

Russ Meyer

John Michaels

Dick Midkiff

Doug Mientkiewicz

  • The defensive replacement for Kevin Millar during the 2004 post-season, Mientkiewicz caught the ball flipped to him by Keith Foulke for the final out of the 2004 World Series, giving the Red Sox their first World Series title in 86 years. In the following months and for more than a year, Mientkewicz would be in a battle with the Red Sox over the ownership of the ball. The matter was finally laid to rest as both sides agreed to give the ball to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Dee Miles

Kevin Millar

  • Most remembered for being a positive influence and great leader in the clubhouse for the team that finally broke the Curse of the Bambino in 2004. He also drew the walk to start the ninth-inning rally against the New York Yankees in Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS. Dave Roberts was inserted as a pich-runner for Millar, and the rest is history.
  • Two words: Cowboy Up!

Bing Miller

Elmer Miller

Hack Miller

Otto Miller

Rick Miller

Wade Miller

  • The Red Sox signed Wade Miller in the off-season following 2004 - seemingly as soon as he was available, surprising many. His deal was small because, while he was a good pitcher, he had been riddled with injury. He missed the first half of the 2005 season and came in to do nothing spectacular for the Red Sox, starting 16 games and going 4-4 with a 4.95ERA.

Buster Mills

Dick Mills

Rudy Minarcin

Nate Minchey

Doug Mirabelli

  • A cult figure around Boston and quite possibly the most famous back-up catcher in MLB history. Mirabelli's job is to catch Tim Wakefield every fifth game.
  • In the off-season before the 2006 season, Mirabelli was traded to the San Diego Padres for Mark Loretta. The Red Sox acquired him back only months later for embattled catcher Josh Bard and promising young pitcher Cla Meredith due to Bard's inability to catch Wakefield's knuckleball.

Charlie Mitchell

Fred Mitchell

Johnny Mitchell

Kevin Mitchell

Keith Mitchell

Herb Moford

Vince Molyneaux

Bill Monbouquette

Freddie Moncewicz

Bob Montgomery

Bill Moore

Wilcy Moore

Dave Morehead

Roger Moret

Cy Morgan

Ed Morgan

Red Morgan

Ed Morris

Frank Morrissey

Guy Morton

Kevin Morton

Earl Moseley

Walter Moser

Jerry Moses

Wally Moses

Doc Moskiman

Les Moss

Jamie Moyer

Bill Mueller

  • Mueller might be remembered most for one at-bat. In the ALCS, game 4 against the Yankees in 2004, with Dave Roberts on 2nd base, Mueller hit a basehit up the middle, driving in Roberts with the tying run and propelling the Red Sox to the come-from-behind victory in 7 games.
  • Hit two grand slams in one game against the Texas Rangers in 2003 - one from each side of the plate.
  • Won the 2003 AL Batting Title with a .326 batting average, 1 point higher than teammate Manny Ramirez.

Gordie Mueller

Billy Muffett

Freddie Muller

Greg Mulleavy

Joe Mulligan

Frank Mulroney

Bill Mundy

Johnny Murphy

Rob Murphy

Tom Murphy

Walter Murphy

George Murray

Matt Murray

Tony Muser

Paul Musser

Alex Mustaikis

Buddy Myer

Elmer Myers

Hap Myers

Mike Myers

Chris Nabholz

Tim Naehring

Judge Nagle

Mike Nagy

Bill Narleski

Blaine Neal

Ernie Neitzke

Bry Nelson

Joe Nelson

Hal Neubauer

Don Newhauser

Jeff Newman

Bobo Newsom

Dick Newsome

Skeeter Newsome

Gus Niarhos

Chet Nichols

Reid Nichols

Al Niemiec

Harry Niles

Al Nipper

Merlin Nippert

Otis Nixon

Russ Nixon

Trot Nixon

  • An old-fashioned ball player who plays the game with heart and determination, Trot will be remembered for hitting the game winning home run in game 4 of the 2003 ALCS to tie the series at 2 games a piece.
  • Also the original Dirt Dog. The dirt on his cap and the pine tar on his batting helmet can be seen from afar.

Willard Nixon

Hideo Nomo

  • In his first start of the 2001 season (April 4), he pitched a no-hitter against the Orioles. He pitched 2 complete game shut-outs in 2001, but finished the year with a 13-10 record and an unspectacular 4.50 ERA.

Red Nonnenkamp

Chet Nourse

Les Nunamaker

Jon Nunnally

Frank Oberlin

Mike O'Berry

Buck O'Brien

Jack O'Brien

Syd O'Brien

Tommy O'Brien

Lefty O'Doul

Jose Offerman

Ben Oglivie

Tomokazu Ohka

Bob Ojeda

Len Okrie

Troy O'Leary

John Olerud

Darren Oliver

Gene Oliver

Joe Oliver

Tom Oliver

Hank Olmsted

Karl Olson

Marv Olson

Ted Olson

Bill O'Neill

Emmett O'Neill

Steve O'Neill

Steve Ontiveros

George Orme

Frank O'Rourke

David Ortiz

  • Big Papi is quite possibly the most clutch hitter in franchise history.

Luis Ortiz

Dan Osinski

Harry Ostdiek

Fritz Ostermueller

Johnny Ostrowski

Marv Owen

Mickey Owen

Frank Owens

Spike Owen

Jim Pagliaroni

Mike Palm

Jim Pankovits

Al Papai

Larry Pape

Jonathan Papelbon

  • Papelbon came into the league in 2005 and pitched in only a handful of games, mostly in long relief. At the start of the 2006 season, Papelbon was thought to become a starter at the back end of the Red Sox rotation. However, with Keith Foulke struggling at the end of a mop-up victory, Papelbon was put into the closer role and banged out one of the most dominant streaks a closer has ever had. Still considered a rookie, Papelbon started his career as a closer by converting 20 straight save opportunities. His season was ended early by a "tired arm." He finished the 2006 season with 35 saves in 41 opportunities, a 0.92 ERA and 75 strikeouts in 68.1 innings (against only 13 walks).

Stan Papi

Freddy Parent

Mel Parnell

Larry Parrish

Roy Partee

Stan Partenheimer

Ben Paschal

Case Patten

Hank Patterson

Marty Pattin

Don Pavletich

Mike Paxton

Jay Payton

Johnny Peacock

Eddie Pellagrini

Rudy Pemberton

Alejandro Pena

Jesus Pena

Juan Pena

  • Two impressive starts in 1999 (at age 22) then blew out his arm and never returned.

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Tony Pena

Brad Pennington

Herb Pennock

Tony Perez

Matt Perisho

John Perrin

Robert Person

Bill Pertica

Johnny Pesky

  • Although he only hit 17 career home runs, 6 of those came in Fenway Park down the right field line. The short pole down the line came to be known as "Pesky's Pole" even thought Pesky never hit a home run off the pole. Pesky retired in the 1950s but continues to be active in the Red Sox organization, and even suits up every night and spends the game in the dugout in a "consultant" role.

Roberto Petagine

Bob Peterson

Gary Peters

Rico Petrocelli

Dan Petry

Dave Philley

Ed Phillips

Hipolito Pichardo

Val Picinich

Calvin Pickering

Urbane Pickering

Bill Piercy

Jeff Pierce

Jim Piersall

George Pipgras

Greg Pirkl

Pinky Pittenger

Juan Pizarro

Phil Plantier

Herb Plews

Jeff Plympton

Jennings Poindexter

Dick Pole

Nick Polly

Ralph Pond

Tom Poquette

Bob Porterfield

Dick Porter

Mark Portugal

Nels Potter

Ken Poulsen

Arquimedez Pozo

Del Pratt

Larry Pratt

George Prentiss

Joe Price

Curtis Pride

Doc Prothro

Tex Pruiett

Bill Pulsipher

Billy Purtell

Frankie Pytlak

Paul Quantrill

Frank Quinn

Jack Quinn

Rey Quinones

Carlos Quintana

  • Quintana was the everyday first baseman for the Red Sox in 1990 and 1991, and we poised for a breakout year in 1992. However, during the offseason in his native Venezuela, Quintana was involved in a car accident that put him out for the entire 1992 season. His replacement, Mo Vaughn, went on to become one of the best first basement in Red Sox history and the 1995 MVP winner.

Dick Radatz

Dave Rader

Chuck Rainey

Hanley Ramirez

Manny Ramirez

  • Three words - Manny being Manny

Pat Rapp

Jeff Reardon

Johnny Reder

Jerry Reed

Jody Reed

Pokey Reese

Bobby Reeves

Bill Regan

Wally Rehg

Dick Reichle

Mike Remlinger

Win Remmerswaal

Jerry Remy

Steve Renko

Bill Renna

Edgar Renteria

Rip Repulski

Carlos Reyes

Carl Reynolds

Gordon Rhodes

Karl Rhodes

Hal Rhyne

Jim Rice

Jeff Richardson

Al Richter

Woody Rich

Joe Riggert

Topper Rigney

Ernest Riles

Allen Ripley

Walt Ripley

Pop Rising

Jay Ritchie

Luis Rivera

Dave Roberts

  • Greatest Achievement: Roberts made a significant number of contributions to the Red Sox first World Series win in 86 years. The most notable was his stolen base against the Yankees in the ALCS Game 4. Facing elimination in the bottom of the ninth inning down 4 runs to 3, Kevin Millar drew a walk from Mariano Rivera. Roberts, who had not played in 10 days, came in to pinch run. Rivera threw over to first base three times (the last almost picked off Roberts), and on the next pitch, Roberts managed to steal second base. Bill Mueller followed with a single, Roberts scored, and the Sox went on to win in 12 innings and begin their run of eight straight wins culminating in the World Championship title.

Billy Jo Robidoux

Aaron Robinson

Floyd Robinson

Jack Robinson

Mike Rochford

Bill Rodgers

Carlos Rodriguez

Frank Rodriguez

Steve Rodriguez

Tony Rodriguez

Billy Rogell

Lee Rogers

Garry Roggenburk

Billy Rohr

  • Billy Rohr was a Red Sox pitcher whose first major league outing came at Yankee Stadium in April 1967. He took a no-hitter through 8 2/3 before his bid was broken up by a line drive.

Earlier in the game, Carl Yastrzemski had made a spectacular diving catch to preserve the no-no. The call - "It's hit deep to left, Yastrzemski's going hard, way back, way back, and he dives and makes a TREMENDOUS CATCH!" was classic, and was played as part of AM radio station WEEI's pregame audio montage at least until 2004.

Red Rollings

Ed Romero

Mandy Romero

Kevin Romine

Vicente Romo

Buddy Rosar

Brian Rose

Si Rosenthal

Buster Ross

Braggo Roth

Jack Rothrock

Rich Rowland

Stan Royer

Joe Rudi

Muddy Ruel

Red Ruffing

Pete Runnels

Ryan Rupe

Allan Russell

Jack Russell

Jeff Russell

Rip Russell

Babe Ruth

  • Three words: No, No, Nanette

Jack Ryan

Jack Ryan

Ken Ryan

Mike Ryan

Mike Ryba

Gene Rye

Bret Saberhagen

Donnie Sadler

Bob Sadowski

Ed Sadowski

Joe Sambito

Freddy Sanchez

Rey Sanchez

Ken Sanders

Marino Santana

Jose Santiago

Angel Santos

Tom Satriano

Scott Sauerbeck

Dave Sax

Bill Sayles

Ray Scarborough

Russ Scarritt

Charley Schanz

Wally Schang

Bob Scherbarth

Chuck Schilling

Curt Schilling

  • On October 19, 2004, Schilling won Game 6 of the 2004 American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees. Notably, he won this game playing on an injured ankle - the same injuries that contributed to his disastrous outing in Game 1 of the ALCS. These injuries were so acute that by the end of his performance that day his white sock was soaked with blood. The sock was placed in the Baseball Hall of Fame after Boston's victory over St. Louis in the World Series.

Calvin Schiraldi

Rudy Schlesinger

Biff Schlitzer

George Schmees

Dave Schmidt

Johnny Schmitz

Dick Schofield

Pete Schourek

Ossee Schreckengost

Al Schroll

Don Schwall

Everett Scott

George Scott

Rudy Seanez

Tom Seaver

Bob Seeds

Diego Segui

Phil Seibel

Kip Selbach

Bill Selby

Aaron Sele

Jeff Sellers

Merle Settlemire

Wally Shaner

  • Hit 30 triples for the Lincoln Links in the Western League in 1925 - the second most in minor league history and third most in all of Organized Baseball. This feat tweaked the interest of the Sox and soon he was a regular at Fenway.

Howie Shanks

Red Shannon

Al Shaw

Danny Sheaffer

John Shea

Merv Shea

Dave Shean

Andy Sheets

Rollie Sheldon

Keith Shepherd

Neill Sheridan

Ben Shields

Jason Shiell

Strick Shofner

Kelly Shoppach

Ernie Shore

Bill Short

Chick Shorten

Brian Shouse

Terry Shumpert

Norm Siebern

Sonny Siebert

Al Simmons

Pat Simmons

Dave Sisler

Ted Sizemore

Camp Skinner

Craig Skok

Jack Slattery

Steve Slayton

Heathcliff Slocumb

  • Slocumb was a closer who put the fear of God into players when he entered the game. However, the fear was put into his own teammates and the Red Sox fans around the world waiting for him to blow another game. The Red Sox managed to trade him to Seattle in one of the most lopsided trade-deadline deals ever. In exchange for Slocumb, the Red Sox got Jason Varitek and Derek Lowe, two of the most important members of the 2004 World Series team.

Charlie Small

Aleck Smith

Al Smith

Bob Smith

Bob Smith

Charlie Smith

Dan Smith

Doug Smith

Eddie Smith

Elmer Smith

Frank Smith

George Smith

George Smith

John Smith

Lee Smith

Mike Smithson

Paddy Smith

Pete Smith

Reggie Smith

Zane Smith

Wally Snell

Chris Snopek

Earl Snyder

Moose Solters

Rudy Sommers

Allen Sothoron

Bill Spanswick

Tully Sparks

Tris Speaker

Stan Spence

Tubby Spencer

Andy Spognardi

Ed Sprague

Jack Spring

Bobby Sprowl

Chick Stahl

Jake Stahl

Matt Stairs

Tracy Stallard

Jerry Standaert

Lee Stange

Rob Stanifer

Bob Stanley

  • Stanley was a key member of the 1986 Red Sox team that came within one out of winning the World Series but ultimately fell to the Mets in seven games. In the tenth inning of Game Six, Stanley's two-out wild pitch to Mookie Wilson allowed the Mets to tie the score.

Mike Stanley

Jack Stansbury

Mike Stanton

Dave Stapleton

Jigger Statz

Elmer Steele

Ben Steiner

Red Steiner

Mike Stenhouse

Gene Stephens

Jerry Stephenson

Vern Stephens

Adam Stern

Sammy Stewart

Dick Stigman

Carl Stimson

Chuck Stobbs

Al Stokes

Dean Stone

George Stone

Jeff Stone

Howie Storie

Lou Stringer

Amos Strunk

Dick Stuart

  • AKA Dr. Stange Glove

George Stumpf

Tom Sturdivant

Chris Stynes

Jim Suchecki

Denny Sullivan

Frank Sullivan

Haywood Sullivan

Marc Sullivan

Carl Sumner

Jeff Suppan

George Susce

Bill Swanson

Bill Sweeney

Greg Swindell

Len Swormstedt

Jim Tabor

Doug Taitt

Frank Tanana

Jesse Tannehill

Arlie Tarbert

Jose Tartabull

La Schelle Tarver

Willie Tasby

Bennie Tate

Jim Tatum

Ken Tatum

Jesus Tavarez

Harry Taylor

Scott Taylor

Birdie Tebbetts

Yank Terry

Jake Thielman

Blaine Thomas

Fred Thomas

George Thomas

Lee Thomas

Pinch Thomas

Tommy Thomas

Bobby Thomson

Jack Thoney

Hank Thormahlen

Faye Throneberry

Luis Tiant

Bob Tillman

Mike Timlin

  • Has a penchant for letting inherited runners score, but most of the time he's a great setup man for whichever Flavor-of-the-Month closer the Sox are currently using.

Lee Tinsley

Jack Tobin

Johnny Tobin

Phil Todt

Kevin Tolar

Andy Tomberlin

Tony Tonneman

Mike Torrez

John Trautwein

Joe Trimble

Ricky Trlicek

Dizzy Trout

Frank Truesdale

Mike Trujillo

John Tudor

Bob Turley

Tommy Umphlett had an excellent first year as the Red Sox centerfielder and was in the top three for rookie of the year. At that time there was a steel pole in the far left corner of the Red Sox bullpen to assist umpires' calls. One day Umphlett dove into the bullpen and made a sensational catch. However he hit his head on the pole and got a severe concussion. He was never the same after this injury. Soon after, too late for Tom Umphlett, the pole was removed.===Tom Umphlett===

Bob Unglaub

Ugueth Urbina

Tex Vache

Carlos Valdez

Julio Valdez

Sergio Valdez

John Valentin

Dave Valle

Al Van Camp

Hy Vandenberg

Ben Van Dyke

Tim Van Egmond

Jason Varitek

  • Catcher, captain, dirt dog. Will always be remembered for giving Alex Rodriguez a facial enhancement procedure with the back of his glove.

Mo Vaughn

  • Vaughn played for the Red Sox from 1991 through 1998, and finished his career in 2003 with a .293 batting average and 328 home runs. One of his most famous homers in the minds on Red Sox fans was on April 10th, 1998. In the Fenway home opener, Randy Johnson held the Sox to 2 runs on 2 hits and 15 K's through 8 innings. Down 7-2, the Mariners brought in 4 relivers, all of whom failed to record a single out. With the bases loaded and the score 7-5, Vaughn launched a pitch off Paul Spoljaric into the seats in right field for a grand slam and a 9-7 Boston victory.

Ramon Vazquez

Bobby Veach

Bob Veale

Dario Veras

Wilton Veras

Mickey Vernon

Sammy Vick

Frank Viola

Ossie Vitt

Clyde Vollmer

Jake Volz

Joe Vosmik

Jake Wade

Charlie Wagner

Gary Wagner

Hal Wagner

Heinie Wagner

Tim Wakefield

  • Best and Worst:In the 2003 ALCS, Wakefield was one of the most formidable pitchers against the Yankees, allowing only three runs in 13 innings. He started Games One and Four of the Series, with the Red Sox winning both. He was also called in to pitch in extra innings of Game Seven, after the Yankees tied the game. The Red Sox had been leading 5–2 in the eighth inning. After retiring the side in order in the 10th, Wakefield gave up a home run to Aaron Boone on his first pitch of the 11th, sending the Yankees to the World Series. Wakefield apologized to fans after the game.

Rube Walberg

Chico Walker

Tilly Walker

Todd Walker

  • Todd Walker was part of the 2003 Cowboy Up team. An average second baseman, he will always be remembered for his fantastic hair. Immune to both helmet- and hat-head, his locks, like the 2003 post-season itself, were tragically cut short during the ALCS.

Murray Wall

Jimmy Walsh

Bucky Walters

Fred Walters

Roxy Walters

Bill Wambsganss

Pee-Wee Wanninger

John Warner

Rabbit Warstler

John Wasdin

Gary Waslewski

Bob Watson

Johnny Watwood

Monte Weaver

Earl Webb

Lenny Webster

Ray Webster

Eric Wedge

Bob Weiland

Frank Welch

Herb Welch

Johnny Welch

David Wells

Tony Welzer

Fred Wenz

Billy Werber

Bill Werle

Vic Wertz

David West

George Whiteman

Mark Whiten

Matt White

Sammy White

Ernie Whitt

Al Widmar

Bill Wight

Del Wilber

Joe Wilhoit

Dave Williams

Dana Williams

Denny Williams

Dib Williams

Dick Williams

Ken Williams

Rip Williams

Scott Williamson

  • He was acquired in 2003 to give some much needed bullpen help, but pitched terribly until the team got into the playoffs. Then he became the team's bullpen anchor and part of the Embree/Timlin/Williamson combination the worked all the way through the play-offs...until game 7 of the ALCS when Grady Little forgot he had a bullpen and left Pedro Martinez in for too long.

Stan Williams

Ted Williams

  • The Splendid Splinter, only wanted "that when [he] walk[ed] down the street folks [would] say, 'There goes the greatest hitter that ever lived.' He arguably was.

Jim Willoughby

Ted Wills

Archie Wilson

Duane Wilson

Earl Wilson

Gary Wilson

Jack Wilson

Jim Wilson

John Wilson

Les Wilson

Squanto Wilson

Hal Wiltse

Ted Wingfield

George Winn

Herm Winningham

Tom Winsett

Clarence Winters

George Winter

Rick Wise

Johnnie Wittig

Bob Wolcott

Larry Wolfe

Harry Wolter

Steve Woodard

Joe Wood

Joe Wood

Ken Wood

John Woods

Pinky Woods

Wilbur Wood

Rob Woodward

Shawn Wooten

Hoge Workman

Al Worthington

Jim Wright

Tom Wright

John Wyatt

Weldon Wyckoff

Carl Yastrzemski

  • One of the greatest players in Red Sox history and a first ballot Hall-of-Famer, Yaz played for the Sox from 1961 through the 1983 season. He is remembered as the last major leaguer to win the Triple Crown, leading the AL in home runs, RBIs, and batting average in the 1967 season.

Steve Yerkes

Rudy York

Kevin Youkilis

  • Referred to as the "Greek God of Walks" Youk is well known for his patience at the plate as well as his eye for pitches outside the strike zone. He is young in the Red Sox uniform, but will inevitably have great moments in the years to come. 2006 marks his first full year in the Red Sox uniform, having been called up multiple times in the previous years. He may be best remembered (for the time being)for the way that fans cheer for him as he steps into the box, leaving many to wonder why he is "booed" when they are actually yelling "YOUK!"

Cy Young

  • Denton "Cy" Young won 511 games in his illustrious 22 year career. Had this name immortilized with the "Cy Young Award" named after him, an award given to the best pitcher every year in each league.


Matt Young

  • In 1992, Lost the first game of a doubleheader to the Cleveland Indians by a score of 2-1, despite throwing a complete game (8-inning) no-hitter.

Tim Young

Paul Zahniser

Al Zarilla

Norm Zauchin

Matt Zeiser

Bill Zuber

Bob Zupcic

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