Gods in Red Stockings: Field of Dreams

By Jason Schwartz | Boston Magazine |

We’ve been blessed with a litany of stars through the ages, but who are the legends that most embody the spirit and ideals of the Olde Towne Team? To find out, we surveyed former greats and assorted sages to determine the ultimate squad of true Red Sox.


We admit it: This project is mighty subjective. Choosing the players who have won our heart is not the sort of thing decided by statistics. Which is why, to determine our lineup of all-time quintessential Red Sox, we put together an all-star panel of former players and baseball luminaries. Not only did they vote on the Sox who best represent what it means to be a member of this club, but they also offered some pithy analysis with their choices. And no one cast a vote for himself.

, Red Sox vice president and team historian
STEVE BUCKLEY, Boston Herald sports columnist; author of Wicked Good Year: How the Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics Turned the Hub of the Universe into the Capital of Sports
KEN BURNS, documentary filmmaker
DENNIS ECKERSLEY, Red Sox pitcher, 1978–1984, 1998; NESN analyst
DWIGHT EVANS, Red Sox right fielder, 1972–1991
PETER GAMMONS, analyst, MLB Network, Mlb.com, and NESN
BRUCE HURST, Red Sox pitcher, 1980–1988
DICK JOHNSON, curator, Sports Museum of New England; coauthor of Red Sox Century
BILL "SPACEMAN" LEE, Red Sox pitcher, 1969–1978
JIM LONBORG, Red Sox pitcher, 1965–1971
FRED LYNN, Red Sox center fielder, 1974–1980
JOE MORGAN, Red Sox manager, 1988–1991
DON ORSILLO, Red Sox play-by-play commentator, NESN
RICO PETROCELLI, Red Sox infielder, 1963–1976
BOB RYAN, Boston Globe columnist
CURT SCHILLING, Red Sox pitcher, 2004–2008
TED SPENCER, curator emeritus, National Baseball Hall of Fame
GLENN STOUT, Coauthor of Red Sox Century; columnist for Boston Baseball; baseball analyst for WBUR; currently working on a book about 1912, Fenway’s first season
FRANK SULLIVAN, Red Sox pitcher, 1953–1960

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