Making a lineup of the best forgotten Red Sox players of all-time

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Williams. Ortiz. Martinez. Yastrzemski. These names dominate the discussions of the greatest Red Sox player ever. Every franchise in the MLB has their own club legends and all-time greats, the guys who wear their hats on their Hall of Fame plaques in Cooperstown.

That is not who this article is going to be about. This article is an exploration into the deep depths of Red Sox history, sifting through rosters and stumbling upon names that make you do a double take at the Baseball Reference page and think, "Wait, when did he play for the Red Sox?".

I've set up my roster with three "Outfield" spots instead of trying to specify by the outfield positions. I've also not included a DH spot because a lot of these players that I picked also had some at-bats at DH during their Red Sox tenure. There's one player at each position, along with honorable mentions because there are some guys I couldn't resist leaving completely out of this piece (looking at you, Byung-Hyun Kim). So, without further ado, follow me as we take a deep dive into the annals of Red Sox history, and make some friends along the way.