Who are the only Red Sox players to hit 35 homers and drive in 100 runs in a season?

Rafael Devers could join a very exclusive club over the 2023 season's final weeks.
Sep 17, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers (11) reacts after
Sep 17, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers (11) reacts after / John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Rafael Devers

Yep, if Devers pulls off the 35/100 season in 2023, it will be his second season doing so despite being just 26 years old. In 2021, Devers joined the club with 38 home runs and 113 RBI. He is in a strong position to get there this season and our suspicion is that this won't be the last time he pulls it off.

Jason Bay

It was very nice of Jason Bay to have his finest season with the Red Sox before he hit free agency. Bay was part of the return in the trade that sent Manny Ramirez to the Dodgers in 2008. Injuries cost Bay dearly after he left Boston, but his 2009 walk year was incredible as he hit 36 homers and drove in 119 runs.

Tony Conigliaro

Tony Conigliaro is best known for getting hit by a pitch and being injured so badly that it helped spur MLB to move towards using batting helmets with ear flaps. However, before he got hurt and had his eyesight permanently diminished, Conigliaro was a hell of a ballplayer. His best season, though, came AFTER that horrific injury where he hit 36 homers and 116 runs in 1970. Sadly, that was Tony's last hurrah as he was out of baseball not long after that.

Nomar Garciaparra

Nomar needs no introduction as was tremendous with Boston from 1996-2004 with five All-Star appearances and multiple high MVP finishes. His 1998 season is what gets him on the list as he hit a career-high 35 home runs and drove in 122 runs. Nomar would end up with 100+ RBI three more times with Boston, but he never really got that close to 35 homers ever again.

Ken Harrelson

Ken Harrelson is known more for his announcing career with the White Sox these days, but he was a reasonably accomplished baseball player as well. His finest season came in 1968 with Boston as he hit 35 homers and drove in 109 runs. He was good again in 1969, but tapered off and his playing days were over after the 1971 season.

Jackie Jensen

Finally, the last member of the 35/100 club for the Red Sox is Jackie Jensen who pulled the trick off in 1958. Jensen isn't exactly a household name, but he put up some numbers for Boston from 1954-1958 while averaging an .868 OPS during that time. His good work in 1958 earned him MVP honors, but he retired in his prime due to an intense fear of flying and wanting to stay close to his family.

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