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J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts
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John Tomase
September 03, 2018 - 10:38 am
One was drafted as a second baseman but considered too small ever to hit for power in the big leagues. Maybe he'd find the gaps, steal some bases, and carve out a steady career. The other lasted until the 20th round in 2009, got cut five years later, and even after blossoming into an All-Star...
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Krystle Boyajian
August 29, 2018 - 5:00 pm
Ted Williams famously made not one, but two great comebacks during his illustrious career, after serving in World War II for three years and then again after serving in the Korean War for a year. By 1942, the then-24-year-old Williams had already led baseball in home runs twice, hit .406 in a...
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Lucy Burdge
August 07, 2017 - 8:28 am
Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Chicago Cubs at San Francisco, 10:08 p.m. (ESPN) AROUND THE WEB: -- Ted Williams will be the first baseball player to...
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July 11, 2016 - 10:21 am
10. Jim Rice goes 2-for-4 with a solo blast, 1983 To begin a seven-run third inning, Rice hit a rocket to left field en route to a 13-3 victory, snapping a 13-game losing streak for the American League. Rice was upstaged by former teammate and future Red Sox Hall of Famer Fred Lynn, who was in...
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David Ortiz was voted one of Boston's 4 greatest players of all-time Tuesday. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
Mike Petraglia
July 14, 2015 - 4:43 pm
CINCINNATI -- In a vote that is bound to generate plenty of discussion and debate, Major League Baseball released its "Franchise Four" results for all 30 teams Tuesday night before the 86th All-Star Game. For Boston, the fans' choices for the four greatest players in team history were Carl...
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Sean Coyle
John Tomase
March 08, 2015 - 8:54 am
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Red Sox prospect Sean Coyle was supposed to start Sunday, but he took a ball off the lip in batting practice and was replaced in the starting lineup by Jemile Weeks. It's too bad Coyle can't play, because he's a fascinating prospect. Despite standing just 5-foot-8, Coyle has...
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David Ortiz
September 19, 2014 - 7:54 pm
BALTIMORE -- Decades from now, assuming that baseball does not hurtle towards a clockless extinction, David Ortiz will remain a reference point in Red Sox history, a necessary landmark and point of comparison for any slugger in the team's uniform. Ortiz slammed a pair of homers -- the 33rd and 34th...
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May 05, 2014 - 8:15 am
As the Reds head to Boston to play the Red Sox nearly 40 years after the franchises met in arguably the greatest World Series ever, exiled baseball legend Pete Rose  reflected on his first visit to Fenway Park . "I had never been to Boston," said Rose, who captured the Most Valuable Player award...
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September 27, 2013 - 8:07 pm
BALTIMORE -- Thirty and a hundred. They are landmark numbers in defining the season-long performance of a slugger. Yes, the focus on 30 homers and 100 RBI obscures other very important indicators of a player's offensive contributions, but nonetheless, those two statistics alone offer a powerful...
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July 16, 2013 - 5:46 am
Baseball'€™s biggest names and top talent '€” including David Ortiz , Dustin Pedroia and Clay Buchholz '€” are descending upon The Big Apple in preparation for the 84th annual MLB All-Star Game at Citi Field . As your own prep for the exhibition that counts, take a walk down memory lane with...
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