All-Fenway Park team
To conclude the season-long 100th anniversary celebration of Fenway Park, the Red Sox named the All-Fenway Park team comprising the greatest 40 Red Sox players, and three managers, in Fenway Park history. The team was voted on by fans, historians, front office staff and the club's historical and archival consultants. Below are the three teams that make up the 40-man roster along with the three managers of each team. Starting lineup was based on fan voting.
|Starting lineup||First reserves||Second reserves|
|C -- Carlton Fisk*||C -- Jason Varitek*||C -- Rich Gedman*|
|1B -- Jimmie Foxx**||1B -- Mo Vaughn||1B -- George Scott|
|2B -- Dustin Pedroia*||2B -- Bobby Doerr||2B -- Jerry Remy*|
|3B -- Wade Boggs||3B -- Mike Lowell||3B -- Frank Malzone*|
|SS -- Nomar Garciaparra*||SS -- Johnny Pesky**||SS -- Rico Petrocelli*|
|LF -- Ted Williams**||LF -- Carl Yastrzemski*||LF-- Jim Rice*|
|CF -- Fred Lynn*||CF -- Dom DiMaggio**||CF -- Reggie Smith*|
|RF -- Dwight Evans*||RF -- Trot Nixon*||RF -- Tony Conigliaro**|
|RHP -- Pedro Martinez*||P -- Roger Clemens*||P -- Babe Ruth**|
|LHP -- Lefty Grove**||P -- Luis Tiant*||P -- Smoky Joe Wood**|
|Closer -- Jonathan Papelbon||P -- Tim Wakefield*||P -- Curt Schilling|
|DH -- David Ortiz*||P -- Dennis Eckersley*||P -- Bill Lee*|
|Manager -- Terry Francona||P -- Dick Radatz**||P -- Jim Lonborg*|
|Manager -- Joe Cronin**||Manager -- Dick Williams**|
|Pinch runner/pinch hitter||PH -- Bernie Carbo*||PR -- Dave Roberts|
|* - Attended Fenway ceremony||** - Deceased|
First: Is this somewhere else on this site already? I can't tell due to the new format. I looked. Still can't tell.
Second: We've had some darn good LFs.
Third: I'd switch Tony C. onto the First Reserves and move Trot to the Second Reserves. Sorry to Trot, but my Dad never stops talking about Tony C. and his all-time, all-great potential before being beaned in the face (which essentially ended his career). For his time here, he was better.
Fourth: Nice to see Mike Lowell sneak on.
Fifth: This is all done by fan voting, so take everything with a modern time-bended thought process, but I think us fans did well. Our Starting Lineup could take any other teams' starting lineup in a seven-game series. Hell, our First Reserves could beat a lot of Starting Lineups.