Top Eight Red Sox Pitchers of All Time

Jul 29, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Hall of Fame player Pedro Martinez stops to smell the roses during his number retirement ceremony performed in Spanish before the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 29, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Hall of Fame player Pedro Martinez stops to smell the roses during his number retirement ceremony performed in Spanish before the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 16, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; A general view of a glove and baseball during batting practice prior to game one of the ALCS between the Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 16, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; A general view of a glove and baseball during batting practice prior to game one of the ALCS between the Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports /

Number Two: Cy Young

Technically, Young played for the Boston Americans, who would eventually become the Red Sox. As evidenced by his status as one of baseball’s greatest legends, Young was nothing short of dominate while with the Red Sox.

From 1901-1908, Young recorded an ERA of 2.00, and a record of 192-112. That’s an average of 24 wins a year. In that time, Young struck out 1,341 batters, and had a WHIP of 0.97. In 1903, he led the league with 28 wins and just nine loses, and then led the Red Sox to victory in the first modern World Series.

It is tough to compare eras, and while Cy Young certainly could top any list, I have to give the nod to the next player.

Next: Pedro Martinez