The Boston Red Sox are one of the most historic professional baseball teams in the history of the sport. With over 115 years of history, it can be pretty difficult to name the 4 best players for the team. Here is a look at what a potential Mount Rushmore would look like.
This seems to be a pretty unanimous decision, as Williams is often labeled as the most talented player to ever suit up for the Boston Red Sox. He would have been loved by people in daily fantasy baseball because of his ability to be one of the best pure hitters this game has ever seen. He spent his entire career with the Boston Red Sox, and he represented the team all the way up to his death.
In the middle of the performance enhancing drugs era in baseball, one pitcher was able to dominate more than anyone else. Pedro Martinez put up some outstanding numbers for the Boston Red Sox, and he solidified his position as one of the best ever to play for the franchise when he was able to help snap the World Series drought. Not only was he talented, but he really embraced the rivalry with the New York Yankees and became a huge fan favorite.
Compared to Ted Williams, Yastrzemski might not look that impressive. However, he was an elite outfielder during his time, and he was another one who was able to really define an era of the Boston Red Sox. He never won a World Series, but statistically he did just about everything for the team during his time.
Realistically, there are about 7 or 8 players who could make a case that they belong on Mount Rushmore for Boston. However, it is hard to argue against a guy who has a pitching award named after him. No one alive can remember seeing Cy Young in his prime, but he was statistically a dominant force on the mound. Not including him would be a disservice to the history of the franchise.