List of Boston Red Sox award winners

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This is a list of award winners and single-season leaderboards for the Boston Red Sox professional baseball team.

Contents

Abbreviations[edit]

Awards[edit]

MVP Award winners[edit]

Cy Young Award winners[edit]

Rookie of the Year Award winners[edit]

Manager of the Year Award[edit]

See footnote[1]

Silver Slugger Award[edit]

23 Red Sox have been awarded a total of 46 Silver Slugger Awards since the inception of the award in 1981. Wade Boggs (3B) and David Ortiz (DH) are the all time leaders at their positions, the only American League players to currently hold this distinction.

Key
dagger Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
Player Position Times Won Years
David Ortiz DH 7 2004-07, 2011, 2013, 2016
Don Baylor DH 1 1981
Jason Varitek C 1 2005
Adrian Gonzalez 1B 1 2011
Mo Vaughn 1B 1 1995
Dustin Pedroia 2B 1 2008
Wade Boggsdagger 3B 6 1983, 1986-89, 1991
Carney Landsford 3B 1 1981
Bill Mueller 3B 1 2003
Adrian Beltre 3B 1 2010
Xander Bogaerts SS 2 2015-16
Rick Burleson SS 1 1981
John Valentin SS 1 1995
Nomar Garciaparra SS 1 1997
Manny Ramirez OF 6 2001-06
Jim Ricedagger OF 2 1983-84
Dwight Evans OF 2 1981, 1987
Tony Armas OF 1 1984
Mike Greenwell OF 1 1988
Ellis Burks OF 1 1990
Jason Bay OF 1 2009
Jacoby Ellsbury OF 1 2011
Mookie Betts OF 1 2016

Gold Glove Award[edit]

21 different Red Sox players have won a total of 44 Gold Gloves since the award was begun in 1957. Dwight Evans with eight Gold Gloves is the all-time Red Sox leader while Carl Yastrzemski is second with seven. Only three outfielders have won more Gold Gloves than Evans: Willie Mays (12), Roberto Clemente (12) and Al Kaline (10). The following is a list of Red Sox Gold Glove winners:

Key
dagger Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
Player Position Times Won Years
Mike Boddicker P 1 1990
Carlton Fiskdagger C 1 1972
Tony Pena C 1 1991
Jason Varitek C 1 2005
George Scott 1B 3 1967-68, 1971
Kevin Youkilis 1B 1 2007
Adrian Gonzalez 1B 1 2011
Dustin Pedroia 2B 4 2008, 2011, 2013-14
Doug Griffin 2B 1 1972
Frank Malzone 3B 3 1957-59
Rick Burleson SS 1 1979
Dwight Evans OF 8 1976, 1978-79, 1981-85
Carl Yastrzemskidagger OF 7 1963, 1965, 1968-69,
1971, 1976-77
Fred Lynn OF 4 1975, 1978-80
Mookie Betts OF 2 2016-17
Shane Victorino OF 1 2013
Jacoby Ellsbury OF 1 2011
Jackie Jensen OF 1 1959
Jim Piersall OF 1 1958
Reggie Smith OF 1 1968
Ellis Burks OF 1 1990

Wilson Overall Defensive Player of the Year Award[edit]

See explanatory note at Atlanta Braves award winners and league leaders.

Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award[edit]

Team (all positions)
  • Dustin Pedroia (2012, 2013)
Second baseman (in MLB)
  • Dustin Pedroia (2016)

Relief Man of the Year Award[edit]

See footnote[2]

MLB Comeback Player of the Year Award (AL)[edit]

DHL Hometown Heroes (2006)[edit]

  • Ted Williams — voted by MLB fans as the most outstanding player in the history of the franchise, based on on-field performance, leadership quality and character value

MLB All-Century Team (1999)[edit]

  • Cy Young (p)
  • Roger Clemens (p)
  • Lefty Grove (p)
  • Babe Ruth (p)
  • Ted Williams (of)

MLB All-Time Team (1997; Baseball Writers' Association of America)[edit]

First Team

  • Ted Williams (lf)

Runners Up

  • Jimmie Foxx (1b)
  • Dennis Eckersley (rp)
  • Joe McCarthy (Manager)

Note: Babe Ruth was voted First Team Right-Fielder, but because he never played Right Field for the Red Sox, he is not listed here.

Sporting News All-Decade Team (2009)[edit]

See Sporting News#Major-league baseball awards
  • Team of the Decade: Boston Red Sox
  • Manny Ramirez (of)
  • David Ortiz (dh)
  • Executive of the Decade: Theo Epstein (Red Sox GM)

Sports Illustrated MLB All-Decade Team[edit]

See List of 2009 all-decade Sports Illustrated awards and honors#MLB All-Decade Team
  • David Ortiz, designated hitter (2009) (Twins–Red Sox)

Best Major League Baseball Player ESPY Award[edit]

  • 2000: Pedro Martínez
  • 2001: Pedro Martínez

Topps All-Star Rookie teams[edit]

  • 1959: Pumpsie Green (2b)
  • 1961: Don Schwall (p)
  • 1964: Tony Conigliaro (of)
  • 1965: Rico Petrocelli (ss)
  • 1966: George Scott (1b)
  • 1967: Reggie Smith (of)
  • 1969: Mike Nagy (p)
  • 1970: Billy Conigliaro (of)
  • 1971: Doug Griffin (2b)
  • 1972: Carlton Fisk (c)
  • 1975: Fred Lynn (of) and Jim Rice (of)
  • 1980: Glenn Hoffman (3b)
  • 1984: Jackie Gutiérrez (ss)
  • 1987: Ellis Burks (of) and Mike Greenwell (of)
  • 1997: Scott Hatteberg (c) and Nomar Garciaparra (ss)
  • 1999: Brian Daubach (1b)
  • 2007: Dustin Pedroia (2b) and Hideki Okajima (p)
  • 2011: Josh Reddick (of)
  • 2013: José Iglesias (ss)
  • 2014: Xander Bogaerts (ss)

Fielding Bible Award (in MLB)[edit]

  • 2011: Dustin Pedroia (2b)
  • 2013: Dustin Pedroia (2b)
  • 2014: Dustin Pedroia (2b)
  • 2016: Dustin Pedroia (2b)

Babe Ruth Award (World Series)[edit]

Baseball America Manager of the Year[edit]

See: Baseball America#Major League Baseball awards
See footnote[1]

The Sporting News Manager of the Year[edit]

Note: Established in 1936, this award was given annually to one manager in Major League Baseball. In 1986 it was expanded to honor one manager from each league.
See footnote[1]

Associated Press Manager of the Year Award[edit]

See: Associated Press#AP sports awards
Note: Discontinued in 2001. From 1959 to 1983, the award was given annually to one manager in each league. From 1984 to 2000, the award was given to one manager in all of Major League Baseball.
See footnote[1]

Sporting News Executive of the Decade (2009)[edit]

See Sporting News#Major-league baseball awards

Sports Illustrated Best General Manager of the Decade (2009)[edit]

See List of 2009 all-decade Sports Illustrated awards and honors#Major League Baseball
  • Theo Epstein

Baseball America Major League Executive of the Year[edit]

See Baseball America#Major League Baseball

Triple Crown Champions[edit]

Batting[edit]

Pitching[edit]

Post-Season and All-Star Game MVP Award Winners[edit]

World Series MVP
Lee MacPhail MVP Award (ALCS)
All-Star Game MVP
Note: This was re-named the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award in 2002.

Team award[edit]

For Boston's earlier World Series championships, see the "Achievements" navigation box (below "References")

Team captains[edit]

Team records (single-season and career)[edit]

Other achievements[edit]

Baseball Hall of Famers[edit]

See: Boston Red Sox § Baseball Hall of Famers.

Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame[edit]

Ford C. Frick Award recipients[edit]

See: Boston Red Sox § Ford C. Frick Award recipients.

Retired numbers[edit]

See: Boston Red Sox § Retired numbers.

World Baseball Classic All–WBC Team[edit]

Associated Press Athlete of the Year[edit]

Hickok Belt[edit]

Note: The Hickok Belt trophy was awarded to the top professional athlete of the year in the U.S., from 1950 to 1976.

Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year[edit]

See navigation box below and Sportsman of the Year

Sports Illustrated Top 10 Coaches/Managers of the Decade (2009)[edit]

See: List of 2009 all-decade Sports Illustrated awards and honors § Top 10 Coaches/Managers of the Decade.
  • No. 4 – Terry Francona (the list's only other MLB manager was the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers' Joe Torre, No. 3)

Sports Illustrated Top 10 GMs/Executives of the Decade (2009)[edit]

See: List of 2009 all-decade Sports Illustrated awards and honors § Top 10 GMs/Executives of the Decade.
  • No. 3 – Theo Epstein (the list's only other MLB GMs were Seattle and Philadelphia's Pat Gillick, No. 7, and Oakland's Billy Beane, No. 10)

United States Sports Academy "Carl Maddox Sport Management Award"[edit]

  • 2007 – Theo Epstein

Single-Season leaders[edit]

Hitters[edit]

Pitchers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d In 1936, The Sporting News began The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award. (In 1986, TSN expanded the award to one for each league.) In 1959, the Associated Press began its AP Manager of the Year Award, which was discontinued in 2001. (From 1984 to 2000, the award was given to one manager in all of MLB.) In 1983, MLB began its own Manager of the Year Award (in each league). In 1998, Baseball Prospectus added a Manager of the Year award to its "Internet Baseball Awards" (one per league). In or about 2000, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum began its Charles Isham "C. I." Taylor Legacy Award for "Managers of the Year". In 2003, MLB added a Manager of the Year award (for all of MLB) to its This Year in Baseball Awards. In 2007, the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh began its Chuck Tanner Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award (for all of MLB). (In 2010, it began a separate Chuck Tanner Collegiate Baseball Manager of the Year Award.) Baseball America also has a Manager of the Year award (for all of MLB). USA Today has a Manager of the Year award (one per league).
  2. ^ MLB appears to have dropped the Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award as an official MLB award, after the 2006 season. Relief Man Award winners (1976–2006). Awards (The Official Site of MLB's Honors and Accolades). MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (MLB.com). Retrieved 2010-06-09. Established in 1976, it does not appear on the MLB.com awards page for the most recent completed season. 2010 Awards. MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2011-08-21. The MLB Delivery Man of the Year Award (initially sponsored by DHL) was first given in 2005 and does appear on the MLB.com awards page for the most recent completed season. Prior to both awards, in 1960, The Sporting News established its Fireman of the Year Award, to recognize the best closer from each league. In 2001, the award was broadened to include all relievers and was re-named The Sporting News Reliever of the Year Award. In 2002, MLB began its This Year in Baseball Awards (TYIB Awards) (for all of MLB, not for each league), including Pitcher of the Year and Setup Man of the Year. In 2004, a Closer of the Year category was added and "Pitcher of the Year" was re-named "Starting Pitcher of the Year". In or about 2000, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum began its Hilton Smith Legacy Award for "Relievers of the Year".
  3. ^ Organization Inductees. Babe Ruth League, Inc. official website. Retrieved 2011-09-05. See also: Hall of Fame. Babe Ruth League, Inc. official website. Retrieved 2011-09-05. "... to honor those persons and organizations who have played a vital role in the development of baseball and softball programs for young people 5-18 years of age."
  4. ^ The World Series Trophy was first awarded in 1967. In 1985, it was re-named the Commissioner's Trophy. From 1970 to 1984, the "Commissioner's Trophy" was the name of the award given to the All-Star Game MVP.
  5. ^ The award was created by MLB in 2010, "to recognize the charitable and philanthropic efforts of MLB Clubs." The award has been given to the Red Sox (2010), the White Sox (2011), the Blue Jays (2012), and the Tigers (2013). Calcaterra, Craig (November 14, 2013). "The Tigers win baseball's Philanthropic Excellence Award". HardballTalk. NBC Sports. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  6. ^ "PSWA's 110th annual Sports Awards Dinner: Who is going to be there?". Philadelphia Sports Writers Association. January 20, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  7. ^ "Gessler To Be Captain of The Red Sox". New York Times, 01-19-1909. 1909-01-19. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  8. ^ "Harry Hooper Bio". 1918redsox.com. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  9. ^ a b "Scott To Succeed Hooper". New York Times, 03-10-1921. 1921-03-10. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  10. ^ "Varitek Deal Official". Jimmy Golen, Associated Press, Sun, 26 Dec 2004. Retrieved 2008-02-12. 
Achievements
Preceded by
None (First)
Philadelphia Athletics
Boston Braves
Chicago White Sox
Florida Marlins
St. Louis Cardinals
World Series Championships
1903
1912
1915 & 1916
1918
2004
2007
Succeeded by
New York Giants
Philadelphia Athletics
Chicago White Sox
Cincinnati Reds
Chicago White Sox
Philadelphia Phillies