Boston Red Sox: Top 5 second baseman in franchise history
Marty Barrett: 1982-1990.
A master of small-ball, the diminutive Barrett led the league in sacrifice hits from 1986-1988. In his 9-year career with the Red Sox, he hit .278/.338/.347 across 928 games with a 1.47 strikeout-to-walk ratio. However, he was most effective in the postseason owning a .333 batting average and .387 OPS. Included in his October success was the 1986 World Series in which he had a .514 OBP.
Barrett posted a career high in batting average during his first year as a starter, hitting .303 in 1984. But his most productive season came in 1986 when he posted personal bests in runs (94), hits (179), doubles (39), triples (4), steals (15), walks (65) and total bases (238). His aforementioned postseason performance would earn him ALCS MVP honours in that same season.
Solidifying his place among the greatest Red Sox players in franchise history, Barett was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2012.