Boston Red Sox batting champions All-Star team montage
By Rick McNair
Six batting titles, a lifetime .344 average, 521 career home runs, and the last .400 hitter and you have Teddy Ballgame or Ted Williams. The last batting title was 1958 when Williams hit .328 and that was a 60 point drop from his .388 title in 1957. A magnificent pre-hitter who was a scientist with hitting – an Albert Einstein with a Louisville Slugger.
A Rookie of the Year Award, a Most Valuable Player Award, and a Gold Glove Award is a nice way to start your career and that was the smooth sailing Fred Lynn. The lefty won his only title in 1979 hitting .333 and hitting a career-best 39 home runs and 122 RBI. Lynn stayed in Boston for seven seasons hitting .308 with 124 home runs and 521 RBI.
Mookie Betts finished his six-year Boston career with a .301 average that was inflated by his .346 title in his 2018 MVP season. Arguably the best five-tool player in franchise history with 139 home runs and 470 RBI in his Red Sox stint. Gone but not forgotten.