Boston Red Sox top 25-man roster in franchise history
By Sean Penney
The BoSox Injection staff has compiled a list of Boston Red Sox legends to put together an all-time best 25-man roster from the franchise’s history.
The Boston Red Sox have a long and storied history that dates back well over a century. Throughout the years we have seen legends grace the hallowed grounds of Fenway Park, tipping their caps emblazoned with the franchise’s trademark B to the fans.
It’s been good to be a Red Sox fan over the last decade or so, with the franchise delivering three World Championships since 2004. Prior to that the franchise suffered through a series of insufferable disappointments, yet even during a lengthy title drought the Red Sox were still the home of some of the greatest players to ever grace the baseball diamond.
The rich history of this franchise has no shortage of star players, many of whom have gone on to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame, which the BoSox Injection crew has sorted through to compile a list of the all-time best 25-man roster in Red Sox history.
Keep in mind that this isn’t simply a list of the top-25 players in team history. Every position needs to be accounted for, including a bench and bullpen that provides serviceable backups for our starters. We have made these selections as if we were constructing an actual team using the best options available from Red Sox history. In other words, our bench can’t be filled with all outfielders and we needed to select at least a few pitchers that have a history of throwing out of the bullpen.
With that in mind, let’s look at the roster we have put together.
*Note: Stats per FanGraphs.com