Dropo also. He was ROY in 1950. I do remember Billy Goodman, who Baseball Ref says was the primary first baseman in 1948 and 1949, but I don’t remember those seasons except for when they blew it at the end in 1949 to the MFYs. Said I was through with the Red Sox forever.Walt Dropo in '50 but Dick Gernert played first in my 1st game at Fenway Park in '52.
I was remembering him as a RF. Totally forgot he was the starting 1B at the start of 1969.I assume it refers to Hawk Harrelson, who played some 1B in 1968 and then opened 1969 as the starting 1B (Tony C had returned) before being traded to Cleveland in mid-April.
Based on your post, I just tried to do that. I got the whole '86 starting 9 (post august), the 3 best starters and two relievers. I totally blanked on the pre-Spike Owen SS, three of the 6 top starters, and the reliever with the second highest number of saves.Buckner. (Side note, I can still recite the '86 line-up and rotation. Meanwhile I honestly get mixed up about which players were on the '04/'07 teams. I'm only 43 but memory is an odd thing.
This pretty much sums it up for me to, we're the same age. I could tell you who played almost every position on the 89 Bruins and Celtics and I remember a lot about the mid 80s to early 90s Patriots, but for some reason can't remember before 95 for the Sox.Mo Vaughn, although before that I was generally aware of the players on the Red Sox, but not so much their positions.
I was reading baseball cards as early as 1987, when I was 5. When I asked an older cousin how to tell which players were good based on their stats, he told me "good players have a batting average over .300" -- and I knew certain players and teams who were good around 1988-1990... The A's and Jays... Canseco, Fielder, McGwire, Clemens, Boggs, Ripken... 1995 was my first year being a hardcore Red Sox fan though.
I was a fan of Scott Cooper, because of the all-star selections. I was surprised to find I can still recall the 1995 main starting lineup, but it gets kinda fuzzy after that until 2003-2004, specifically with certain revolving door positions. Wilton Veras, Shea Hillenbrand, Wil Cordero, et al...This pretty much sums it up for me to, we're the same age. I could tell you who played almost every position on the 89 Bruins and Celtics and I remember a lot about the mid 80s to early 90s Patriots, but for some reason can't remember before 95 for the Sox.
I remember my dad taking me to a game that Clemens pitched in the early 90s and can remember cheering for Greenwell and Boggs, but don't remember much outside of 95.
The first 3rd basemen I remember is also Tim Naehring so it lines up well.
Same.Buckner or Dwight Evans. Yes, Dwight Evans.