Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

The Mount Rushmore(s) of Red Sox History

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • pedrosrotatorcuff
    started a topic The Mount Rushmore(s) of Red Sox History

    The Mount Rushmore(s) of Red Sox History

    Because come on. You can't pick just four.

    The Kings (Tier 1)
    Ted Williams
    David Ortiz
    Cy Young
    Pedro Martinez

    The Princes (Tier 2)
    Roger Clemens
    Carl Yastrzemski
    Wade Boggs
    ...Babe Ruth (if he even counts)

    The Apprentices (Other Notables)
    Bobby Doerr
    Joe Cronin
    Dustin Pedroia
    Jim Rice
    Tris Speaker
    Lefty Grove
    Dwight Evans
    Carlton Fisk
    Jimmie Foxx
    Mookie Betts
    Fred Lynn
    Nomar Garciaparra
    Luis Tiant

    No order within the top two tiers... went with the guys who spent the majority/best part of their careers with Boston first. Rate 'em, hate 'em, debate 'em, relate to 'em.

  • pedrosrotatorcuff
    replied
    Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    I'm not a Red Sox fan so maybe I don't have a right to weigh in, but I think Yaz deserves to be in Tier 1. Cy Young only played for Boston in 8 of his 22 seasons. Yaz was a legendary player who never played for another team.
    Definitely. I was trying to balance the first tier with two pitchers and two hitters apiece, and Papi's role in defining the Sox of the 21st century doesn't automatically put him over Yaz, Pedro or Young in everyone's mind. I can't honestly think of a SP of note who had a 10+ year career entirely with the Sawx though, other than maybe Mel Parnell. [checks Wiki] yep. it's Parnell and Bob Stanley for pitchers... maybe if I was doing 5 or 6 different groups I could squeeze them in.

    Leave a comment:


  • GiambiJuice
    replied
    I'm not a Red Sox fan so maybe I don't have a right to weigh in, but I think Yaz deserves to be in Tier 1. Cy Young only played for Boston in 8 of his 22 seasons. Yaz was a legendary player who never played for another team.

    Leave a comment:


  • bluesky5
    replied
    Aren't Pedro and Manny part-time Red Sox?

    Leave a comment:


  • pedrosrotatorcuff
    replied
    Originally posted by pedrosrotatorcuff View Post

    He definitely counts, yeah, the "others" list isn't limited to the names given. I think there are others I'd put ahead of ManRam in making a fourth group, though.

    Part-Time Legends
    Lefty Grove
    Jimmie Foxx
    Tris Speaker
    Carlton Fisk

    B's in the Outfield
    Jim Rice
    Fred Lynn
    Dwight Evans
    Manny Ramirez

    ^not ready to add Betts just yet, he's gotta show that he's not following in Lynn's footsteps as a golden boy who fizzles out after his peak and putters along at barely starter-level for a decade to stat-pad.
    whoops. should have seen that one

    Leave a comment:


  • PVNICK
    replied
    No worries. I always get a kick out of seeing lists like this, especially from (what I presume is) a fan of the team.

    Leave a comment:


  • pedrosrotatorcuff
    replied
    Originally posted by PVNICK View Post
    No Manny?
    He definitely counts, yeah, the "others" list isn't limited to the names given. I think there are others I'd put ahead of ManRam in making a fourth group, though.

    Part-Time Legends
    Lefty Grove
    Jimmie Foxx
    Tris Speaker
    Carlton Fisk

    B's in the Outfield
    Jim Rice
    Fred Lynn
    Dwight Evans
    Manny Ramirez

    ^not ready to add Betts just yet, he's gotta show that he's not following in Lynn's footsteps as a golden boy who fizzles out after his peak and putters along at barely starter-level for a decade to stat-pad.

    Leave a comment:


  • PVNICK
    replied
    No Manny?

    Leave a comment:

Ad Widget

Collapse
Working...
X