The holiday season is upon Red Sox Nation with Christmas, especially Christmas Day. Birthdays are significant, at least when you are younger, and as fate would have it, some are born on Christmas Day. One of my friends of childhood days called it “getting screwed” as his gift haul often suffered the consequences. What is the history of Red Sox players born on Christmas Day?
Examining the list, there are six players in the team’s history with that birth date. The list is somewhat eclectic, containing a Baseball Hall of Fame member, an original Boston American, a race-baiting embarrassment, a hero of the 2007 season, and two players whose name recognition is just about nil.
The following slides will give a brief capsulate of their contributions in baseball and their tenure with the Red Sox. First up, or leadoff, is where you will expect this former Red Sox player.