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10 moments that defined Lee Smith's career

@zachsilver
12:47 AM EST

When Lee Smith called it a career after the 1997 season, there was no closer more fruitful in baseball history. He held the record in career saves, with 478. He acquired at least 30 saves 10 times and 40 saves three times, leading the NL four times (and the Majors

The best baseball players born on Oct. 7

October 7, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 7: 1) Mookie Betts (1992) One of the best all-around talents in the game, Betts was selected by

The best baseball players born on Oct. 3

October 3, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 3:

The best baseball players born on Oct. 2

October 2, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 2: 1) Maury Wills (1932) The speedster made seven All-Star teams. Only four other players in baseball history

The best baseball players born on Oct. 1

October 1, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 1.

Top Red Sox Draft pick from every season

July 27, 2022

The Red Sox have had an interesting history of first selections in the Draft, beginning in 1965, when they took Billy Conigliaro, who had a more famous older brother you might have heard of. Other top selections include Hall of Famer Jim Rice, seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens,

Boggs' top 10 career accomplishments

In the '80s, you could put him down for 200 hits every year
June 15, 2022

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

The unique history of Pesky's Pole at Fenway

February 26, 2022

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

5 Red Sox players who should be in HOF

February 3, 2022

The tradition-rich Red Sox have been defined by their many superstar players through the decades. Thirty-seven 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

The best baseball players born on Sept. 24

January 28, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Sept. 24: 1) Rafael Palmeiro (1964) Long before the finger-wag seen 'round the world, Palmeiro, a four-time All-Star and

The best baseball players born on Sept. 23

January 24, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Sept. 23:

The best baseball players born on Oct. 6

January 21, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 6: 1) Freddy Garcia (1976) A two-time All-Star with the Mariners and later a World Series champion with

The best baseball players born on Dec. 26

@oapostrophesd
January 11, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Dec. 26:

The best baseball players born on Aug. 14

@oapostrophesd
January 3, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Aug. 14:

Best season ever? Hard to top 2004 Red Sox

December 26, 2021

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

10 moments that defined Carlton Fisk's career

December 25, 2021

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

The best baseball players born on Feb. 3

@oapostrophesd
December 20, 2021

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Feb. 3:

5 best seasons by a Red Sox pitcher

December 1, 2021

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

Fenway Park's biggest moments to date

December 1, 2021

BOSTON -- The oldest venue in MLB, Fenway Park opened in 1912. Over the past 11 decades, there have been countless memorable moments that produced cheers and tears of utter joy. Here is my ranking of the top 10 moments in the history of Fenway. Game 6, 1975 World Series

10 players you forgot were Red Sox

December 1, 2021

For all the legends defined by their greatness with the Red Sox, there are some other standouts who had a proverbial cup of coffee in Boston. These are players you think of mainly for their greatness with other franchises. We came up with the top 10 who best fit this

How Boston got its red socks & a nickname

December 1, 2021

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

Boston's all-time retired numbers

December 1, 2021

BOSTON -- At Fenway Park, the right-field façade is reserved for the legends. That's the spot that showcases all the retired numbers for one of the most storied franchises in all of sports. At one point, the criteria that the Red Sox had for retiring a number was that the

5 best seasons by a Red Sox position player

December 1, 2021

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

Best Red Sox of all time, by uniform number

December 1, 2021

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.

10 biggest trades in Red Sox history

December 1, 2021

BOSTON -- Few teams in baseball history have had as many impactful trades as the Red Sox, who helped set up their recent golden era of World Series championships with their wheeling and dealing ways. Pedro Martinez, Curt Schilling, Chris Sale and Josh Beckett are some of the championship aces