4. Babe Ruth
When people hear the name Babe Ruth, everybody immediately highlights his sensational hitting career with the New York Yankees and the “Curse of the Bambino.”
Don’t forget about what Ruth accomplished with the Red Sox as a pitcher.
In six years with the Red Sox, Ruth was sensational on the mound. He went 94-46 with a 2.28 ERA and had just a 1.159 WHIP. In 1916, Ruth had arguably the best single-season as a pitcher in baseball history. The 21-year-old at the time went 23-12 with a 1.75 in 323.2 innings of work and led the Red Sox to a World Series victory. Ruth didn’t allow a single home run that entire season.
Ruth was huge for the Red Sox 1915, 1916, and 1918 world champion teams. In three World Series games with the Sox, the legend yielded just three runs in 31 innings of work, winning all three games.
Ruth will unfortunately never be remembered for his time with the Boston Red Sox, but he certainly deserves to be on this list.