While Baylor spent only a season and a half with the Sox, the former MVP nailed 31 homers and drove in 94 for the 1986 pennant winners, all while rocking his signature mustache. Along with the previously mentioned Rice, Boggs, Armas and Buckner, Baylor was a fearsome bat on the Red Sox in RBI Baseball.
“Rooster” was a fixture for the Sox in the 70’s, drafted and developed by the team, starting in the World Series and eventually making three All-Star teams (’77-’79) and winning a Gold Glove (’79) at shortstop during his time in Boston.
Burleson was traded to California with Butch Hobson when the Red Sox unloaded many of their 70’s stars (purposefully and otherwise) at the end of the decade. He made one more All-Star appearance with the Angels in 1981.