Red Sox Roll Call

200 Memorable Players, 1901–2011


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About the Book

Since the Boston Red Sox came into existence in 1901, some of the greatest players ever to step onto a baseball diamond have filled its rosters. Starting with Cy Young, the parade of legendary players included Tris Speaker, Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Carlton Fisk, Roger Clemens, Pedro Martinez, Manny Ramirez, and David Ortiz, among others. This work profiles 200 of the most memorable players to have donned Boston’s red, white and blue. Some, like Williams, enjoyed long, illustrious careers with the Red Sox. Others, like Smokey Joe Wood, shone brightly for only a brief period. Also included are journeymen who became legends as a result of one glorious World Series game, like Bernie Carbo, or players with just one memorable post-season appearance, like Dave Roberts. Together, these legends, idols, and heroes made Red Sox history and forever changed American baseball.

About the Author(s)

William F. McNeil is a longtime baseball historian and the author of numerous books on the game. A member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), he is the recipient of five Robert Peterson awards for increasing the public’s awareness of the Negro Leagues. He lives in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

Bibliographic Details

William F. McNeil
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 240
Bibliographic Info: 67 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6471-5
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8704-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi

Introduction      1

The Players      3

Appendix      211

Notes      217

Bibliography      223

Index      227

Book Reviews & Awards

“a worthwhile purchase”—ARBA.