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The Dude
03-31-2007, 03:53 AM
Nomar Garciaparra: (1996-2004)
Pedro Martinez: (1998-2004)
David Ortiz: (2003-?)
Roger Clemens: (1984-1996)
Wade Boggs: (1982-1992)
Carl Yastrzemski: (1961-1983)
Johnny Peksy: (1942, 1946-1952)
Ted Williams: (1939-1960)
Harry Hooper: (1909-1920)
Cy Young: (1901-1908)

catcher24
03-31-2007, 08:09 AM
Has to be the Splinter. He played his entire career with the team and was the main cog in that machine for 20+ years. He'd hold every single Red Sox record (and most all time batting records) if not for nearly five full seasons in the military. AND he remained prominent on the baseball scene almost up to his death (remember when all the players at the All Star game gathered around his wheelchair to listen to the Voice of Hitting?).

nyykan_t
03-31-2007, 08:39 AM
When I think of the greatest hitter, Ted Williams comes to mind. When I think of the Red Sox, Johnny Peksy comes to mind.

538280
03-31-2007, 09:49 AM
Ted Williams. Even today, almost 50 years after he retired, he's still the most recognizable star in Red Sox history. Go to Fenway Park and this is clear. He has certainly not been forgotten.

Dodgerfan1
03-31-2007, 10:10 AM
Ted Williams. Even today, almost 50 years after he retired, he's still the most recognizable star in Red Sox history. Go to Fenway Park and this is clear. He has certainly not been forgotten.

Yep. Agreed. Teddy Ballgame, it is.

catcher24
03-31-2007, 10:23 AM
When I think of the Red Sox, Johnny Peksy comes to mind.

Johnny Pesky, too!:laugh

BoSoxNation
03-31-2007, 10:47 AM
Ted Williams. Even today, almost 50 years after he retired, he's still the most recognizable star in Red Sox history. Go to Fenway Park and this is clear. He has certainly not been forgotten.

Agreed:thumbsup: Ted Williams is surley the face of the Red Sox

Westlake
03-31-2007, 11:15 AM
Would have been nice to one day say "Nomar Garciaparra" as an answer to this question... but no, it's still Ballgame.

Erik Bedard
03-31-2007, 11:44 AM
Tough call again for me, and again, I went with the unpopular choice. I voted for Yaz. When I think of the Red Sox, I think of the 1967 team, and Yaz embodied them more than anyone else.

The Kid
03-31-2007, 11:52 AM
Williams is clearly the face of the franchise, but Nomar, Pesky, Yaz and even Clemens come surprisingly close.

Minstrel
03-31-2007, 12:19 PM
Tim Wakefield...the poor guy has basically signed a bond of indentured servitude to the franchise (one-year team options for perpetuity!). Now that's selling yourself to your franchise, mind, body and soul!

But Ted Williams for real.

milladrive
03-31-2007, 01:17 PM
On the surface at least, one would think this'd be a tougher decision. But when all the chips go down, it's gotta be Williams.

Had Ted never played baseball for the Red Sox, it'd be Yaz.