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Hall-of-fame Boston Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams retired from baseball in 1960 with a mind-boggling .344 career batting average. “The Splendid Splinter” leads the franchise’s all-time roster determined by Wins Above Replacement by a huge margin, despite missing three seasons during his prime to serve in the US Navy and Marine Corps during World War II.

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Ted Williams leads Boston Red Sox all-time roster by WAR

Williams leads the Red Sox all-time roster by WAR with a whopping career total of 123.1. The team’s other biggest contributions came from outfielder Carl Yastrzemski (96.1) and pitcher Roger Clemens (81.3). David Ortiz (51.6) is narrowly edged out at designated hitter by Tris Speaker (55.4) for inclusion on the team.

UPDATED October 8, 2017

CATCHER: CARLTON FISK

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Wins Above Replacement: 39.5

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FIRST BASE: JIMMIE FOXX

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Wins Above Replacement: 34.6

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SECOND BASE: BOBBY DOERR

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Wins Above Replacement: 51.2

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THIRD BASE: WADE BOGGS

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Wins Above Replacement: 71.6

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SHORTSTOP: NOMAR GARCIAPARRA

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Wins Above Replacement: 41.1

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OUTFIELD: TED WILLIAMS

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Wins Above Replacement: 123.1

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OUTFIELD: CARL YASTRZEMSKI

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Wins Above Replacement: 96.1

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OUTFIELD: DWIGHT EVANS

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Wins Above Replacement: 66.2

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DESIGNATED HITTER: TRIS SPEAKER

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Wins Above Replacement: 55.4

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PITCHER: ROGER CLEMENS

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Wins Above Replacement: 81.3

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PITCHER: CY YOUNG

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Wins Above Replacement: 66.2

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PITCHER: PEDRO MARTINEZ

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Wins Above Replacement: 53.8

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RELIEF PITCHER: BOB STANLEY

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Wins Above Replacement: 23.8