Corner outfielders for the Red Sox have vastly different responsibilities.
While left fielders have to learn how to play with the Green Monster at their backs, right fielders are tasked with covering an immense amount of ground with some quirky angles -duties which require not just a mobile defender, but a fearless one. A strong arm helps, too, lest the turnstiles between first and third just spin all game.
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Fortunately for the Red Sox, there have been no shortage of exceptional right fielders over the years, including a number who didn't make our top five, like Dirt Dog Trot Nixon; postseason heroes J.D. Drew and Shane Victorino; and Earl Webb, whose 67 doubles in 1931 remain one of the longest-standing single-season records in the game.
The final list includes a Hall of Famer, two MVPs, a hometown hero, and one of the franchise's longest tenured stars.
Who are the best right fielders in Red Sox history? Ranking the Top 5 originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston