4 biggest one-hit wonders in Red Sox franchise history

In the aftermath of Adrián Beltré's induction into the Hall of Fame, the age-old debate surrounding the best one-year-wonder Red Sox players has resurfaced.

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Orlando Cabrera

Similar to Schwarber, Orlando Cabrera spent only half a season in Boston. But he played an integral role in reversing the curse with the 2004 Red Sox.

Being part of the controversial four-team trade that saw Nomar Garciaparra sent to the Chicago Cubs, Cabrera had much to prove in his 58 games in Boston and certainly delivered. He stabilized Boston's infield defense and Cabrera was crucial down the stretch as the Red Sox made the playoffs. However, he will be remembered for his performances against the Yankees in the ALCS, where he hit .379 over the 7 games with 11 hits and 5 RBI. He was a piece to the comeback heard 'round the world and the ensuing World Series win.

After the 2004 season, Cabrera left Boston and signed a four-year, $32 million deal with the Angels. He will forever be remembered as part of the team that reversed the curse.

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