The Boston Red Sox are one of the most popular teams in baseball and with good reason. They had some great years, performances, and players over the years. Here is a look at five fun facts about Boston Red Sox home runs.
The Red Sox 200 Home Run club
The first ten players to hit 200 or more home runs while wearing a Boston Red Sox uniform were Jimmie Foxx, Bobby Doerr, Ted Williams, Rico Petrocelli, Carl Yastrzemski, Jim Rice, Dwight Evans, Mo Vaughn, Manny Ramirez, and David Ortiz.
Boston Red Sox All Star Game Home Runs
Ted Williams set the Red Sox team record for most All-Star Game home runs when he hit on in 1941, two in the 1946 game, and then one in the 1956 All-Star Game. Fred Lynn came close to tying him after hitting one each in the 1976, 1979, and 1980 All-Star Games.
First Round Red Sox Draft Picks and Their Home Runs
The first six Red Sox first round draft picks to hit 100 or more home runs during their MLB career were Jim Rice, Mo Vaughn, Scott Hatteberg, Trot Nixon, Nomar Garciapara, and David Murphy.
50 Home Run Seasons for the Boston Red Sox
Jimmie Foxx hit 50 home runs for the Red Sox in 1938. The team wouldn’t see another 50 home run season until David Ortiz hit 54 in 2006.
David Ortiz and His First Red Sox Home Run
The first home run David Ortiz would hit as a member of the Boston Red Sox was a solo shot on April 27, 2003 off of Mickey Callaway in a 6-4 Boston win over the Angels.