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3 Most Insane Red Sox Hitting Records

Jason Schandl
The greatest hitting records in Boston Red Sox history, including a record from Manny Ramirez.
The greatest hitting records in Boston Red Sox history, including a record from Manny Ramirez. / Chuck Rydlewski/Getty Images
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The Boston Red Sox are one of the most storied franchises in any sport, and that kind of history has included some incredible players.

Great players put up great numbers, of course, and here are three of the most incredible hitting records in Red Sox franchise history.

3. Fewest At Bats per Home Run: Manny Ramirez (14.4)

Manny Ramirez averaged 1 home run per 14.4 at-bats in Boston.
Manny Ramirez averaged 1 home run per 14.4 at-bats in Boston. / J. Meric/Getty Images

The Red Sox' lineup has included some truly elite power hitters over the years. Ted Williams holds the franchise record with 521 homer runs, and David Ortiz is in second with 483. Jimmie Foxx didn't play in Boston for as long, but he went yard 222 times in 887 games wit the Sox. Each of those three averaged 1 home run for every 14.8 at bats. Manny Ramirez has them all beat on that front, as he averaged 1 every 14.4 at bats.

2. Total Bases: Carl Yastrzemski (5,539)

Carl Yastrzemski is the Red Sox' all-time hit leader.
Carl Yastrzemski is the Red Sox' all-time hit leader. / Ron Vesely/Getty Images

Carl Yastrzemski holds all sorts of franchise records that are unlikely to ever be broken. Having played 23 years with the Red Sox, his 11,988 at bats are unlikely to ever be matched (second is Dwight Evans with 8,726), and he racked up some truly insane counting stats. Holding the franchise record for doubles (646) and ranking third in home runs (452) helped Yastrzemski tally 5,539 total bases in his career. That crushes Williams' second-place mark of 4,884, and beyond Williams nobody else even tops 4,200. Only nine players in MLB history have more bases than Yastrzemski, and only one of them spent their entire career with the same team.

1. Highest Single-Season Batting Average: Ted Williams, 1941 (.406)

Ted Williams is the last player to ever bat over .400 for a season.
Ted Williams is the last player to ever bat over .400 for a season. / Getty Images/Getty Images

Williams posted a .406 batting average in 1941, and since then nobody in the entire MLB has eclipsed .400 in a season. At this point, it seems like that feat may never be achieved again, as nobody has even topped .372 since the 2000 season when Nomar Garciaparra posted that mark.


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