Best of Boston

Best Athlete, Red Sox

1989 Best Athlete, Amateur

The Harvard men’s hockey team

For winning the NCAA championship. Honorable mention: Dana Barros. BC's stylish point machine supplied what little college hoop excitement Boston enjoyed. And Salem's Jeff Juden [...] read more»
1989 Best Athlete, Patriot

John Stephens

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1988 Best Athlete, Pro

Roger Clemens

Two Cy Youngs in a row, and working on a third. With Larry Bird in the Hall of Fame, he's the obvious choice. read more»
1988 Best Athlete, Patriot

Stanley Morgan

Like Old Man River, he just keeps rolling along. An All-Pro season for the old pro. read more»
1988 Best Athlete, Red Sox

Clemens

His 1987 season-ending shutout of the Brewers may have been his greatest performance yet, the 20-Mariner-strikeout game notwithstanding. read more»
1988 Best Athlete, Celtic

Kevin McHale

Since Larry's in the Hall of fame. No one can stop him under the basket, and this year he was voted one of the top [...] read more»
1988 Best Athlete, Brun

Ray Bourque

The defenseman had his Best season ever, and were it not for Clemens and Bird, he would be the Best the city has. We're so [...] read more»
1988 Best Athlete, Rookie

A duo: Craig Janney and Bob Joyce

The Bruins needed new blood with fast feet and clever moves. In the two Olympians—one American, the other Canadian—they found it. read more»
1988 Best Athlete, Savior

Paul Fireman

The Reebok zillionaire really wants to save the Patriots, and he has the wherewithal to it. read more»
1988 Best Athlete, Finish

The 1988 Marathon

Ibrahim Hussein and Juma Ikangaa dueled neck and neck for more than 26 miles. read more»
1987 Best Athlete, Red Sox

Roger Clemens

MVP. Cy Young winner. Twenty strikeouts in one game. And the only major leaguer to foil the owners' attempts at collusion. read more»
1987 Best Athlete, Celtics

Larry Bird. Or Kevin McHale. Or Robert Parrish. Or Dennis Johnson.

Heroic work, and all their numbers should ascend to the rafters. read more»
1987 Best Athlete, Retiree

Mike Milbury

Great move, moving to assistant coach of the Bruins. Unfortunately, it turned out to be temporary. He returned to the ice before the season was [...] read more»
1987 Best Athlete, Rookie

Ellis Burks

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1987 Best Athlete, Bruins

Ray Bourque

Although we suspect he'd trade all the hype for a Stanley Cup first-round victory. read more»