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soxhop411

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old friend Jed Lowrie is still playing in the Majors and just had a walkoff single to win it for Oakland

incase you forgot, Lowrie made his MLB debut in 2008 with the Red Sox.
4 players on that 2008 team are currently managers for an MLB team.

without cheating can you name those four players?
Ross,Cash, Cora, and Kotsay.
 

worm0082

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I could have sworn Baldelli was one , then I remembered he was on the 08 Rays WS team.
 

edoug

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old friend Jed Lowrie is still playing in the Majors and just had a walkoff single to win it for Oakland

incase you forgot, Lowrie made his MLB debut in 2008 with the Red Sox.
4 players on that 2008 team are currently managers for an MLB team.

without cheating can you name those four players?
Ross,Cash, Cora, and Kotsay.
Great question, soxhop
I thought Kapler was one of the answers.
 

soxhop411

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Without cheating name the top 5 red sox players in terms of HR’s hit this season
 

Mr. Stinky Esq.

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Devers, Story, Dalbec, Xander, Verdugo… now to check

edit: feels like I haven’t seen a JD homer in years and Christian’s total definitely snuck up on me
 

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I had it right except for the part where I forgot Trevor Story was on the team
 

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Over the Monster has an article on Xander Bogaerts' quest for the batting title, and finished the article with the line "...he’ll join a pantheon of Red Sox batting title champs that includes Mookie Betts, Nomar Garciaparra, Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski, among others." I immediately took umbrage that there was no mention of another Sox RHH, Carney Lansford, and his wonderful 1981 season when he hit .336 to lead the league. It caused me to search for all the Sox who have won batting titles.

So Question 1, can you name the 13 Red Sox who have won batting titles? I'll give you Dale Alexander, who won the title in 1932 while playing a few games with Detroit (.250) before finishing the year in Boston (.372). Who are the other 12? Another hint: 7, including Alexander, were RHH and 6 were LHHs.
Dale Alexander (R, 1), Jimmie Foxx (R, 1), Ted Williams (L, 6), Billy Goodman (L,1), Pete Runnels (L, 2), Carl Yastrzemski (L, 3), Fred Lynn (L, 1), Carney Lansford (R, 1), Wade Boggs (L, 5), Nomar Garciaparra (R, 2), Manny Ramirez (R, 1), Bill Mueller (R, won 1), Mookie Betts (R, 1)

And Question 2, which AL club has had a hitter lead the league in hitting the most? (e.g. Ted's 6 titles count as 6)
Detroit 27 (not counting Alexander's 1932), Boston 26, Minnesota (Carew) 14, NYY only 10!
 

Kliq

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Over the Monster has an article on Xander Bogaerts' quest for the batting title, and finished the article with the line "...he’ll join a pantheon of Red Sox batting title champs that includes Mookie Betts, Nomar Garciaparra, Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski, among others." I immediately took umbrage that there was no mention of another Sox RHH, Carney Lansford, and his wonderful 1981 season when he hit .336 to lead the league. It caused me to search for all the Sox who have won batting titles.

So Question 1, can you name the 13 Red Sox who have won batting titles? I'll give you Dale Alexander, who won the title in 1932 while playing a few games with Detroit (.250) before finishing the year in Boston (.372). Who are the other 12? Another hint: 7, including Alexander, were RHH and 6 were LHHs.
Dale Alexander (R, 1), Jimmie Foxx (R, 1), Ted Williams (L, 6), Billy Goodman (L,1), Pete Runnels (L, 2), Carl Yastrzemski (L, 3), Fred Lynn (L, 1), Carney Lansford (R, 1), Wade Boggs (L, 5), Nomar Garciaparra (R, 2), Manny Ramirez (R, 1), Bill Mueller (R, won 1), Mookie Betts (R, 1)

And Question 2, which AL club has had a hitter lead the league in hitting the most? (e.g. Ted's 6 titles count as 6)
Detroit 27 (not counting Alexander's 1932), Boston 26, Minnesota (Carew) 14, NYY only 10!
Detroit is an easy call imo because you know Cobb was a monster (12 all by himself) and then you think of all their other great hitters over the years, Harry Heilmann, Hank Greenberg, Al Kaline, Miguel Cabrera, etc. and they add up. I'm surprised the Red Sox are actually that close
 

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Went down a Wikipedia rabbit hole and came up with this question: Which Red Sox player, who got his first ML hit with the Sox on Sept. 16, 1980, homered in his final Red Sox AB (not final ML AB) on July 10, 1985?

Reid Nichols