Number Three: Dwight Evans
It is very much possible that Dwight Evans is one of the most underrated players in Red Sox history. For those of us who didn’t get a chance to watch him play, a look at his stats speaks volumes about the kind of impact he had as a player on the field.
Evans spent all but one of his 20 seasons with the Red Sox, earning the admiration of fans for his defensive abilities in right field. A winner of eight Gold Glove awards, Evans became famous for his leaping grabs and clutch plays in a Red Sox outfield that featured Fred Lynn and Hall of Famer Jim Rice.
Behind the plate, Evans also served as one of the Red Sox’ greatest assets, collecting 2,373 hits, 379 home runs, 1346 RBIs, and recording a career batting average of .272. Evans led the American League in home runs in 1981 with 22, in runs in 1984 with 121, and led the league in walks in 1981, 1985, and 1987. A three time all-star, two time Silver Slugger award winner, Evans four times finished in the top ten for MVP voting.
A longtime fan-favorite and member of Red Sox nation, Dwight Evans’s stats easily land him at number three on this list.
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