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The 5 best performances by Boston pitchers

@IanMBrowne
10:20 AM EST

Hitting heroics have been a constant throughout the history of the Red Sox, which isn’t a big surprise when you consider the cozy dimensions of Fenway Park. But Boston has also had numerous pitching performances for the ages, many of them produced by legends. Here is my ranking of the

The unique history of Pesky's Pole at Fenway

@IanMBrowne
January 14, 2021

Pesky’s Pole. Surely you’ve heard of it. It is as much a part of Fenway lingo as The Monster, the Citgo sign, the triangle and, well, the Fenway Frank. When younger fans learn that the foul pole in right field is named after one of the most beloved figures in

The 5 best games by Red Sox hitters

@IanMBrowne
January 11, 2021

Just about every hitter knows what it’s like to have a game when they are in that proverbial zone and the baseball looks like a beach ball. But only a precious few know what it’s like to rake at a historic level in a game. The Red Sox have had

From Big Papi to Oil Can: Red Sox nicknames

@IanMBrowne
January 9, 2021

Through the years, the Red Sox have not only had great players on their roster, but also some who had great nicknames. In the spirit of that, MLB.com has gathered a collection of the best nicknames in Red Sox history and the reasons behind them. (Keep in mind that we

Best Red Sox of all time, by uniform number

@IanMBrowne
December 28, 2020

From 0 to 99, Red Sox players have filled out jerseys with 90 different numbers over the years. You want a fun exercise? Pick the best player to wear every number in the club’s illustrious history. That’s what MLB.com has done below.

How Boston got its red socks & a nickname

@IanMBrowne
December 21, 2020

For their first seven years of existence, the Red Sox weren’t the Red Sox. In fact, they didn’t have an official team nickname. Most often, they were referred to as the Americans, because they were in the American League and this differentiated them from Boston’s National League entry, the team

5 best seasons by a Red Sox pitcher

@IanMBrowne
December 14, 2020

When you think of Red Sox history, you often think of the thunder bats of Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, David Ortiz, Jim Rice, Jimmie Foxx and many others. But the club has also been graced with some dominant pitchers, many of whom produced seasons for the ages. Here is a

Every Rule 5 Draft pick in Red Sox history

@IanMBrowne
December 10, 2020

BOSTON -- The Red Sox have never landed a true long-term gem in the Rule 5 Draft, but along the way, they've seen draftees make an impact as key players on contending teams or as trade pieces for future stars. While the format and eligibility rules have changed at times,

Red Sox's Top 5 Winter Meetings deals

@IanMBrowne
December 7, 2020

For the Red Sox, some of the most memorable transactions in team history took place amid the chaos of the Winter Meetings. It was in that setting that Dan Duquette landed a star slugger in his prime who would end up producing countless highlights -- and moments of comic relief

Green Monster ladder: Fenway quirk, OF foe

@IanMBrowne
December 4, 2020

Without question, anyone would need a ladder to get to the top of the 37-foot wall at Fenway Park known as the Green Monster. But that doesn’t answer the question: Why is there a ladder attached to the famous Monster? Luckily for you, we come with an answer. In 1936,

5 best seasons by a Red Sox position player

@IanMBrowne
November 30, 2020

Given the star-studded collection of position players -- legends, really -- the Red Sox have had through the years, identifying the top five individual seasons in team history is a challenging task. But we’ve decided to press on and do it anyway. From Ted Williams to Carl Yastrzemski to Jim

5 Red Sox players who should be in HOF

@IanMBrowne
November 16, 2020

The tradition-rich Red Sox have been defined by their many superstar players through the decades. Thirty-six of those players have received the ultimate recognition for their greatness with a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Yet there are still some other former Boston greats who should

Pedro Martinez's top 10 moments

@goodforball
September 1, 2020

Ramon Martinez was coming off a 17-win season and was a year removed from winning 20 games and leading the Majors with 12 complete games. Yet the Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander wasn't the most talked-about pitcher at the club's Spring Training camp in 1992. Heck, he wasn't even the most

Red Sox's Top 5 GMs: Browne's take

@IanMBrowne
June 22, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we’ve asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top general managers in the history of their franchise, based on their time guiding that club. These rankings are for fun and debate purposes only

10 moments that defined Carlton Fisk's career

@goodforball
June 20, 2020

Though he’s largely remembered for one swing and the immediate seconds that followed, Carlton Fisk established a legacy of longevity behind the plate. He finished among the top 10 in Most Valuable Player Award balloting in four of his first 12 full seasons and ranked between 13th and 18th on

Red Sox's Top 5 managers: Browne's take

@IanMBrowne
June 15, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we’ve asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top managers in the history of their franchise, based on their time guiding that club. These rankings are for fun and debate purposes only …

Red Sox's Top 5 relief pitchers: Browne's take

@IanMBrowne
June 8, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Red Sox’s Top 5 lefty starters: Browne’s take

@IanMBrowne
June 1, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Boggs' top 10 career accomplishments

In the '80s, you could put him down for 200 hits every year
@goodforball
May 29, 2020

Wade Boggs’ performance is more than good enough to be judged on its own merits. Judging Boggs by the company he keeps flatters him, too. Boggs can be linked to some of baseball’s greatest performers, including Ted Williams, Brooks Robinson, George Brett, Tony Gwynn, Rogers Hornsby, Ty Cobb, Ichiro Suzuki

Red Sox's Top 5 righty starters: Browne's take

@IanMBrowne
May 25, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Best season ever? Hard to top 2004 Red Sox

@IanMBrowne
May 19, 2020

The ecstasy -- and history -- the Red Sox created in 2004 started with the agony that happened at the end of ’03. As we dissect that magical 2004 season -- perhaps the most impactful in team history -- let’s not forget what happened the year before. It is a

Boston's Top 5 designated hitters: Browne's take

@IanMBrowne
May 18, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

'David Ortiz' (x3): O'Brien reflects on favorite call

@IanMBrowne
May 13, 2020

In 29 years of calling baseball games on television and radio, Dave O’Brien has seen just about everything. But the moment he witnessed -- and called so superbly -- on Oct. 13, 2013, is the one he cherishes most. And while the 56-year-old O’Brien likely has many years left in

Red Sox's Top 5 right fielders: Browne's take

@IanMBrowne
May 11, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Red Sox's Top 5 center fielders: Browne's take

@IanMBrowne
May 4, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun