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Rey Sanchez. Apparently played 107 games at 2B for us in 2002.

edit: reading the thread I see Rob Deer and Andre Dawson mentioned. I will never forget either of them. When I was 10 we went to Chicago for a game. Found out where the Red Sox were staying and got some autographs before the game. Andre Dawson was the biggest person I had ever seen. We were also the only ones he signed for probably because we were kids in Red Sox gear. Rob Deer hit 2 home runs in that game. George Bell charged the mound on Aaron Sele and Mo Vaughn knocked over Bell.
 
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simplicio

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I remembered Aaron Cook's CGSO of the Mariners but had to Google to see who threw it, so I guess that counts.
 

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You forgot all these guys played on the Red Sox?
Larry Parrish and Scott Bankhead, yes. Mike Stanley I will always associate with the Yankees and I do sometimes forget he played here. Danny Heep would be a name some others may have forgotten. Like I said, reading this thread has jostled some of these names loose. I’m surprised at some of the other players that were forgotten, but to each their own.
 

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Snow and colon are the winners. Two quality major leaguers (but not with us) who I absolutely did not remember having on the Red Sox.

I remember Steve ontiveros for the weirdness of his one appearance, but he’s a good one.
 

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You forgot all these guys played on the Red Sox?
Out of all the ridiculous posts in this thread (including mine) why would you jump on this? Other than Stanley, I don’t remember any of these guys on the Sox. I’m not sure I remember Bankhead even existing.
 

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Okay, I'm not sure if this is what was intended, but I've constructed the Swan Song Sox team. All of these players ended their MLB careers in a SINGLE year with Boston, after playing the rest of their careers with other teams. Hope I got it all right, but it worked surprisingly well. We could use some more pitching here, and honestly this team is pretty bad, but we could field a team!

C: Javy Lopez
1B: John Olerud
2B: Mark Lemke
SS: Craig Grebeck
3B: Gary Gaetti
LF: Benny Agbayani
CF: Herm Winningham
RF: Scott Podsednik
DH: Jeremy Giambi

INF: Sean Casey, Ryan Shealy, Sean Berry

SP: Tom Seaver, Mark Portugal, Ryan Dempster (thanks BornToRun)
RP: Matt Mantei
Wow - nice work there. I didn't think something that restrictive would result in a full team.

You could add these: RP - Bobby Jenks, Joel Hanrahan.

And of course - managed by Bobby Valentine.




(If you or anyone expanded it to "Sr. Journeymen" or "Circling the Drain" - i.e., guys who logged a season here in their last few before retirement, you'd get Henderson, Dawson, Bichette, etc.)
 

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Out of all the ridiculous posts in this thread (including mine) why would you jump on this? Other than Stanley, I don’t remember any of these guys on the Sox. I’m not sure I remember Bankhead even existing.
YMMV, but I thought the premise was:
1) You remember the player.
2) You forgot they played for the Sox at one point.
 

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This one could be in either of the threads, but Mookie Wilson was a spring training invitee in 1992 and appeared in a couple of exhibition games. He was beaten out by Herm Winningham for the final roster spot and subsequently retired.
 

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Dante Bichette, Carlos Baerga, Mark Kotsay, Steve Ontiveros. And Bernard Gilkey was one of my fav non Red Sox players because of winning me a roto baseball league in 1996, and I really completely forgot about his stint in 2000 until mentioned upthread.
 

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Royce Clayton signed in 2007, got called up in September, played a few games, hung around the dugout during the post season and got himself a ring.

Future NL batting champ Freddy Sanchez had a few ABs in Boston.

And who could forget the first absolute zero, Brandon Phillips and his game-winning bomb in Atlanta in 2018?
 

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Royce Clayton signed in 2007, got called up in September, played a few games, hung around the dugout during the post season and got himself a ring.

Future NL batting champ Freddy Sanchez had a few ABs in Boston.

And who could forget the first absolute zero, Brandon Phillips and his game-winning bomb in Atlanta in 2018?
Wow, Royce Clayton takes the cake. First one in this thread that truly seems pulled from a dream.
 

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Out of all the ridiculous posts in this thread (including mine) why would you jump on this? Other than Stanley, I don’t remember any of these guys on the Sox. I’m not sure I remember Bankhead even existing.
I didn't want to ask everyone, so I just picked the latest I saw with the most obvious questionable name (Stanley). As you know, this thread has just been scanning rosters and picking out names.

And I remembered all four of those guys in that post
 

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Curtis Pride.
The only player I actually totally forgot about in this thread was John Olerud. I don't know why. Apparently, he's a completely forgettable guy even though I was a huge fan of his. I followed his 1993 hoping him or Andres Galarraga would hit .400. I also loved how he never played a single game in the minors. He also always wore a helmet. I literally was collecting John Olerud baseball cards and had over 50. Don't even ask me about my Gary Sheffield collection when he was going for his triple crown.

I hear people name these obscure players like Curtis Pride and I think to myself "oh yeah, the deaf guy."

Someone else mentioned Rico Brogna. Maybe a little bit prior to or right when the Sox acquired Brogna is when I learned how overrated batting average and RBI are. Rob Neyer would always use Rico Brogna as to why having a 100 rbis in a season doesn't mean you are good.

But yeah. Why is John Olerud so forgettable? He was pretty good while he was here.
 

Cesar Crespo

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It was a 4 home run game.
Yeah, he also tied the record for RBI in a game with 12. He had a solo, a 2 run HR, and 2 3 run HRs. Too bad he missed the GS.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CIN/CIN199309072.shtml

Wasn't there a Redsox farm hand who went like 6/6 in the minors with 6 HRs or something crazy? He also hit for the HR Cycle (solo to GS).

edit: No, the HR cycle was Tyrone Horne. https://www.milb.com/news/horne-s-home-run-cycle-has-yet-to-be-replicated-303288138

And the 6 HRs were in college by Marshall McDougall. https://fanbuzz.com/college-baseball/marshall-mcdougall-six-home-runs/
 
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Joel Payamps?

I don’t think anyone’s said Brad Penny or Wade Miller so I’ll go with that combo platter. Boy was I psyched for Roberto Petagine.
Starting to read through this thread and wondering about some of the early 2000s teams, I went to BRef and saw Wade Miller and that was the first one that totally got me.

Then I went back to the 02 team and found Josh Hancock and Benny Agbayani . Wow.
 

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Wow - nice work there. I didn't think something that restrictive would result in a full team.

You could add these: RP - Bobby Jenks, Joel Hanrahan.

And of course - managed by Bobby Valentine.
Thank you ☺ I was trying to explain to my teenaged son what I was spending my time on on a Friday night, and I'm not sure he knew what a "message board" was... "It's like Reddit, but without upvotes..."

And thanks for finding some relievers and a "manager"! I will add those in.
 
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Royce Clayton signed in 2007, got called up in September, played a few games, hung around the dugout during the post season and got himself a ring.

Future NL batting champ Freddy Sanchez had a few ABs in Boston.

And who could forget the first absolute zero, Brandon Phillips and his game-winning bomb in Atlanta in 2018?
Nice, Clayton and Philips both fit onto my Swan Song Team. Going to add them, they make a better 2B-SS pair than Lemke and Grebeck! Thanks!
 

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Starting to read through this thread and wondering about some of the early 2000s teams, I went to BRef and saw Wade Miller and that was the first one that totally got me.

Then I went back to the 02 team and found Josh Hancock and Benny Agbayani . Wow.
I clearly remember Miller because I clearly remember how irrationally excited I was that the Sox got him.
 

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Snow and colon are the winners. Two quality major leaguers (but not with us) who I absolutely did not remember having on the Red Sox.

I remember Steve ontiveros for the weirdness of his one appearance, but he’s a good one.
Thank you! Ontiveros. Brought aboard to start a doubleheader game late in the 2000 season and blew up without recording an out in the second.

What a frustrating season. Pedro, surrounded by yuck.
 

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Dick McAuliffe. Shocked that he played 7 games in 1975 after clearly circling the drain in 1974.

Ernie Harwell: "McAuliffe's hit into one double play all year"....before he hit GIDP #2, which clinched the pennant for the 1967 Red Sox.
 

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The early 80s teams had a lot of turn over. From 1980, I give you Ted Sizemore and Jack Billingham. Sizemore was probably taking away games from my namesake.
 

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Mike Stanley was a pretty important Sox for a couple of reasons:

1. He was the protection behind Mo Vaughn.

2. He was traded to the Yankees in exchange for Tony Armas Jr., who was flipped three months later for a skinny right handed named Pedro Martinez.

So he’s a memorable dude. Or should be.
 

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Some of these guys I remember only ‘cause of usernames like Baerga.

I’d offer Lou Merloni.
I kid, I kid.
 

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This is a funny thread, cuz if you remember the guy was a Red Sock, he can’t really make your list! But one guy who frequently slips my mind is the Hit Man, Mike Easler.
You realize that you can forget something and then be reminded because someone else mentions them?

Any who, my answer is Kevin Mitchell.
 

simplicio

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Okay, I'm not sure if this is what was intended, but I've constructed the Swan Song Sox team. All of these players ended their MLB careers in a SINGLE year with Boston, after playing the rest of their careers with other teams. Hope I got it all right, but it worked surprisingly well. We could field a team! We could use some more pitching here, and honestly this team is pretty bad Edit: thanks to BornToRun and Rovin Romine we have more pitching now, and John Marzano Olympic Hero helped me find a better double-play combination. The outfield could still use work but the team is getting better!

C: Javy Lopez
1B: John Olerud
2B: Brandon Phillips
SS: Royce Clayton
3B: Gary Gaetti
LF: Benny Agbayani
CF: Herm Winningham
RF: Scott Podsednik
DH: Jeremy Giambi

INF: Mark Lemke, Craig Grebeck, Sean Casey, Ryan Shealy, Sean Berry

SP: Tom Seaver, Mark Portugal, Ryan Dempster (thanks BornToRun)
RP: Matt Mantei, Bobby Jenks (thanks Rovin Romine), Joel Hanrahan (thanks Rovin Romine)

MGR: Bobby Valentine (thanks Rovin Romine)
Aaron Cook has a spot in that rotation too.
 

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Dante Bichette, Carlos Baerga, Mark Kotsay, Steve Ontiveros. And Bernard Gilkey was one of my fav non Red Sox players because of winning me a roto baseball league in 1996, and I really completely forgot about his stint in 2000 until mentioned upthread.
I remember Mark Kotsay more because his wife was one of the starters on our old school hot wife all star teams. Posednik, another one mentioned here, also had a wife on that list