Red Sox players that have a chance to make history
Do any current Boston Red Sox players have a chance to break any of the key historical records out there? Let’s take a look.
We all know that this year’s Boston Red Sox aren’t expected to exactly tear the cover off of the ball. This was discussed in a previous article on this very website by Daniel Cassese here. We also know that Barry Bonds is the all-time leader for career home runs, but there are other records in the history of baseball that are out there to be broken.
Do any current Red Sox players on pace to break any of the key historical records out there? Let’s take a look.
We will examine the categories of Home Runs, Hits, and RBI’s, and strikeouts by a starting pitcher. We will look at the historical leaders in each category, notable Red Sox players that rank in the top 20 in these categories, and the current player on the team that has the highest career total, and finally who has the best chance to break the record and what they would have to do to break it.
In order for these comparisons to work, we will assume that each current player, plays to the age of 40.