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AL MVP in Seven-time Gold Glove winner. Tied MLB record with 1. Played consecutive errorless games.

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Only AL player with home runs and 3, hits. Carl Yastrzemski's career stats. Named to starting outfield of Greatest Living Team, AL MVP in , Won AL Triple Crown in , Led AL in batting six times. Led AL in home runs four times. Led AL in total bases five times.

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Led AL in walks eight times. Led AL in slugging percentage nine times. Holds MLB record for most successive times reaching base safely, 16, in Sept. Oldest MLB player to win batting title, batting. Won batting title again in at age Voted Greatest Red Sox Player of all time by fans, and Holds Red Sox record with 17 grand slams. Ted Williams' career stats. Debuted August 19, Named AL Silver Slugger in and Named Boston MVP in Named to eight All-Star teams. Led AL with hits in Led AL in home runs in 39 , 46 , and Jim Rice's career stats.

Tenth player to have his number retired by the Red Sox, and first third baseman to receive that honor. First-ballot Hall of Famer, receiving Inducted into Cooperstown on July 31, An 8-time All-Star during his 11 seasons in Boston from He started a club-record seven straight All-Star Games from While with the Red Sox, won five batting titles, led the league in on-base percentage six times, earned six Silver Slugger Awards, and recorded at least hits in a franchise-record seven different seasons.

He also walked 1, times, and his total of 5, times on base is fifth in baseball history behind Pete Rose , Barry Bonds , Ty Cobb , and Rickey Henderson. Yastrzemski was elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in , and the Red Sox retired his number that year. No one has worn it since he retired in Williams may have been the best hitter in baseball history.

Williams was very good for a very long time, playing until he was 41 years old. He did not reach 3, hits, partly because he walked so often 2, times in his career and partly because he missed the entirety of his , , and year-old seasons in World War II and the majority of his and year-old seasons in the Korean War. Add three years of those averages to his career totals, and his career totals jump up to 3, hits, home runs, 2, RBIs, and 2, walks. Run the same sort of simulations for the time he missed in , and his hypothetical totals are 3, hits, home runs, 2, RBIs, and 2, walks. Williams retired in , and the Red Sox immediately put his number 9 on ice.

They did not officially retire it until , but no one has worn it since him. His peak was relatively short — he had only one great season after the age of 30, and he was done after 16 seasons at the age of He was nowhere near as good as his two predecessors, but he is a Hall of Famer and a Boston legend. I purchased this book for a 10 year old boy who adores the Red Sox's. He loves the book and he loves baseball, so it was wll worth the purchase!

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Being a Red Sox fan not fanatic it was nice to read about some history. Although i was looking for a quicker read, but their are alot of players to cover.


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I just started to skip to the numbers I was interested in. If baseball is a game of numbers, this book intends to tell us all about them. This is a Red Sox history, in numerical order.

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It progresses through the different uniform numbers worn by the different Red Sox players over the years, and gives a quick biography of some of the key players. If you've ever wondered just how many players have worn number 29 for the Sox, and what their stories were, this is the book you're looking for. Unfortunately, this is a book that wasn't written for me. When you're trying to condense years of history into pages, you can't go into much detail. So, the stories of the players who wore the different numbers were very brief.

This would be a better book for a novice Red Sox fan. It's a creative way to get a lot of information about the team organized. There were, however, several side stories that I found interesting. There were many discussions with clubhouse personnel discussing how numbers were assigned and selected.

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Unfortunately, these snippets were too rare. While I can imagine any number of people who would enjoy reading this book, I was not one of them.

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OK this isn't the most insightful book ever written about the Red Sox. It does offer insights into the different numbers worn by various players through team history. Or since they started to use them.

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Either way it is fun and silly and a good way to pass the day. Not great, but not terrible. See all 8 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Set up a giveaway.

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