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Coming in at #32 on our list of 100 Greatest Red Sox is closer Dick Radatz.
Imagine a 6′6″ tall wide-body throwing a 95-mph fastball at you from a low-sidearm delivery, and you have an idea of why Dick Radatz terrorized American League batters for several years in the 1960s. -Gabriel Schechter
Schechter wrote this in a […]

I know it’s been a while (actually since the baseball season started) that we have updated our top 100 players in Red Sox history list.  Truth be told, we got off to a great start, but wrangling bloggers who were trying to write their own blogs and balance work and family lives made coordinating it […]

Coming in at #34 on our list of 100 Greatest Red Sox is left fielder Mike Greenwell.
His nickname during his playing days was “The Gator.” It was said he got the nickname because he liked to wrestle alligators during the offseason in his native Florida. But the Boston Red Sox fans at Fenway Park […]

Our 100 Greatest Sox list took a small hiatus over the past week, but we are back with my biography of noted Red Sox personality and pitcher Bill Lee.
Bill “Spaceman” Lee, SP, #37 (1969-1978)
94 W - 68 L, 321 G, 167 GS, 578 K, 3.64 ERA, All-Star (1973)
“You should enter a ballpark the way you […]

Coming in at #36 on our list of 100 Greatest Red Sox is pitcher Bruce Hurst.
Looking back through the numbers, nothing about Bruce Hurst stands out in particular. His 4.23 ERA over the course of his Sox career certainly seems pedestrian. He was, however, outstanding backup to ace Roger Clemens in the mid-80s, along with […]

Coming in at #37 on our list of 100 Greatest Red Sox is pitcher Dutch Leonard.
Hubert Benjamin “Dutch” Leonard was born on 16 April 1893 in Birmingham, Ohio. He pitched for two seasons in college and one in the minors before getting his shot in the Majors. His BR Bullpen profile mentions a trial in […]

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 […]

Coming in at #39 on our list of 100 Greatest Red Sox is third baseman Frank Malzone.
Frank Malzone served in the army in 1952 and 1953 so he broke into the big leagues a little bit late. After his time in the service he spent a few years in the minor leagues and didn’t get […]

Coming in at #40 on our list of 100 Greatest Red Sox is first baseman George Scott.
Born George Charles Scott, in Greenville, MS, March 23rd, 1944, the “Boomer”, as he became known, signed as an amateur free agent with the Red Sox in 1962. Growing up on a farm in Greenville, MS, Scott played three […]

Coming in at #41 on our list of 100 Greatest Red Sox is shortstop Vern Stephens.
Vern Stephens was a capable shortstop, but it was his bat that made him a star and almost a Hall of Famer. If it weren’t for the knee injuries that reduced him to a part time player by the time […]

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