Red Sox: Top 5 First Basemen in franchise history
By Mike El-Far
Appearing at No. 3 on the list is a former teammate of Yastrzemski. George Scott was a member of the Red Sox from 1966-71, then was dealt to the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers traded him back to Boston in 1977, where he played two and a half more seasons.
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Scott was a player who fit right into Boston. He produced at a high level, and was someone who would try to be in the lineup as much as possible. Scott won three Gold Gloves during his time in Boston, and finished 3rd in Rookie of the Year voting in 1966.
George Scott in his nine years in Boston was someone who had above average offensive output while being a defensive weapon. Scott hit .257 with 154 home runs during his time with the Red Sox. Also, he was able to drive in over 500 RBI’s.
George Scott was able to make his legacy due to his wonderful defense and his occasional offensive prowess. And while Scott was mainly known for his defense, he was able to be the third-best first baseman in the history of the Red Sox.