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Baseball fans pick best Boston Red Sox players of past 100 years

To celebrate the centennial of Fenway Park, the club conducted an online election, the results of which are sure to be debated.

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Left field – Ted Williams

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Also on the ballot: Carl Yastrzemski, Mike Greenwell, Duffy Lewis, Manny Ramirez, Jim Rice, Ted Williams.

Right field – Dwight Evans

Also on the ballot: Tony Conigliaro, J.D. Drew, Harry Hooper, Jackie Jensen, and Trot Nixon.

Center field – Fred Lynn

Also on the ballot: Johnny Damon, Dom DiMaggio, Jimmy Piersall, Reggie Smith, and Tris Speaker.

Designated hitter – David Ortiz

Also on the ballot: Don Baylor, Orlando Cepeda, Cecil Cooper, Mike Easler, and Reggie Jefferson.

Pinch hitter  – Bernie Carbo

Pinch runner  – Dave Roberts

Also on the ballot, but as generic "Bench" candidates : Jerry Adair, Alex Cora, Billy Goodman, Dalton Jones, John Kennedy, Ted Lepcio, Rick Miller, and Dave Stapleton.

Closer – Jonathan Papelbon

Also on the ballot for general bulllpen duty: Ike Delock, Tom Gordon, Ellis Kinder, Derek Lowe, Sparky Lyle, Dick Radatz, Jeff Reardon, Bob Stanley, and Mike Timlin.

Manager – Terry Francona

Also on the ballot: Bill Carrigan, Joe Cronin, Joe Morgan, Dick Williams, and Don Zimmer.

First reserves (across all categories) – Jason Varitek (C), Mo Vaughn (1B), Bobby Doerr (2B), Mike Lowell (3B), Johnny Pesky (SS), Carl Yastrzemski (LF), Dom DiMaggio (CF), Trot Nixon (RF), Roger Clemens (P), Luis Tiant (P), Tim Wakefield (P), Dennis Eckersley (P), Dick Radatz (pitcher), and Joe Cronin (manager).

Second reserves (across all categories) – Rich Gedman (C), George Scott (1B), Jerry Remy (2B), Frank Malzone (3B), Rico Petrocelli (SS), Jim Rice (LF), Reggie Smith (CF), Tony Conigliaro (RF), Babe Ruth (P), Smoky Joe Wood (P), Curt Schilling (P), Bill Lee (P), Jim Lonborg (P), and Dick Williams (manager).


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