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Coming in at #38 on our list of 100 Greatest Red Sox is relief pitcher Bob Stanley.

Bob Stanley, nicknamed “Steamer” because like the Stanley Steamer vacuum, he sucks, is perhaps the best Red Sox player to be almost universally disliked in the popular imagination. Roger Clemens may be hated by many, but others still love him. Jose Offerman and Mike Lansing might be derided, but they weren’t terribly good, but ol’ Bob Stanley was both awfully good and awfully disliked by the Red Sox faithful.Be honest, have you ever met a Bob Stanley fan? (Note: Okay, at his Baseball Reference page his fenwaynation.com sponsors describe him as “Forever beloved for plunking Mike Barnacle at the 1992 Sox Fantasy Camp In Winter Haven.” But they don’t count. And have you noticed Jose is borrowing heavily from Baseball Reference in these? Wikipedia too, but now that he’s mentioned it, it’s not plagiarism.)

Continue reading Bob Stanley’s biography and the full Top 100 list at http://top100redsox.blogspot.com.


9 Responses to “100 Greatest Red Sox >> #38 Bob Stanley”

  1. on 31 Oct 2007 at 10:56 am PJ

    Bob Stanley was one of the worst pitchers ever…I can’t believe he is on the ‘best of’ list!!!!!!!! He couldn’t pitch in a big game, he lost the 86 World Series with his lame pitching… He not only sucks…he blows too…

  2. on 01 Jul 2009 at 5:39 pm RG

    Bob Stanley was not only a great underrated and under appreciated pitcher but is also a great guy and fantastic pitching teacher. There are many of us who love & appreciate Bob Stanley!!!!!

  3. on 20 Jul 2009 at 1:51 pm Hayden

    Anybody know if I wanted to bookmark this blog do I have to setup a Diigio account first?

  4. on 24 Jul 2010 at 6:46 pm jimmy

    this is my 3rd cousin holy shit i didnt know he was that good props to him he taught me how to pitch really good and i made all stars this year for my babe ruth league

  5. on 23 Jan 2011 at 7:05 am Мастерам

    Посмотрел. Хоть и на english, но полезно.

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  8. on 22 Oct 2011 at 3:39 pm george hubschman

    When I looked up Bob Stanley he was rated as the #346 pitcher of all-time ahead of such luminaries as (from 347-349) “The Spaceman” and former teammate, Bill Lee, former Brave Bob Buhl and former Oriole Scott McGregor. If we were talking about the worst hitting pitchers of all time, Buhl would have to be in the discussion as he could manage only an .089 BA in 857 AB. He did hit 2 doubles, had 31 R, 26 RBI, a woeful 389/38 K/BB and even managed 2 SB. I love his lifetime OPS of .220. Thank God for Buhl that he did win 166 games but his 1268/1105 K/BB in 2587 IP would have made Dontrelle Willis proud. He did win 36 games for the Braves in ’56-’57 but his K/BB was 203/226 during that time. Maybe I’m missing something! He did make an All-Star team in ’60 with a 16-9 mark and a career high 121 K (103 BB). When he died in 2001 Buhl was cremated. I would think that for science, he would have his ashes spread over every batters’ box in baseball. But that would be too eerie! I did enjoy the stuff, Greg, on Bob Stanley who did have a pretty decent career with 2 All-Star selections (1979, 1983). By the way, Bob Stanley was voted the #38 all-time Red Sox of the top 100 and was nicknamed “Steamer” after the vacuum.

  9. on 22 Nov 2014 at 3:40 pm Arya

    As soon as the chilly winds inialtily start to blow every year as autumn sets in; people go to their closets and pull out their sweaters dog coats and jackets to ensure that they are comfortable as the temperature drops. Your dog deserves this equal treatment so when you pull out yours, do remember to pull out your dog’s warm dog clothes as well.If the night is chilly, but not quite freezing, even something as simple as a warm dog sweater will help you to keep your dog warm.

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