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Tampa Bay Rays’ Luke Scott hates Boston Red Sox fans. “Just their arrogance,” Scott told MLB.com. “The fans come in and they take over the city. They’re ruthless. They’re vulgar. They cause trouble. They talk about your family. Swear at you. Who likes that? When people do that, it just gives you more incentive to [...]

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1. Billy Hatcher holds the record for the best batting average and best on-base percentage during a single World Series. Hatcher hit .750 (9 for 12) and recorded a .800 on-base percentage during the 1990 World Series. He helped the Cincinnati Reds defeat the Oakland Athletics 4 games to 0. Cincy’s Chris Sabo also had [...]

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Andover native Gus Quattlebaum, the assistant director of amateur scouting for the Boston Red Sox, grew up on the Phillips Academy campus as his parents, Ed and Ruth, taught there. “Bill Buckner lived in Andover and he actually used to come hit at the cage at Phillips (Academy in Andover),” Quattlebaum said. “And so I [...]

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Carl Crawford isn’t the prototypical hitter the Red Sox went after both in free agency and the amateur draft during the Theo Epstein Era. Just look at the on-base percentages of the six best hitters on the Boston Red Sox: Jacoby Ellsbury has a .354 career OBP and had a .376 OBP last year. Kevin Youkilis [...]

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Jason Varitek will retire at a press conference tomorrow a 5:30 p.m. at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla. The news conference will take place on the field.

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1. Pitcher Greg Maddux won 18 Gold Gloves during his 23-year career. He holds the record for the most Gold Gloves by any player at any position. Jim Kaat who pitched from 1959-1983 won 16 Gold Gloves, which is tied for the second most Gold Gloves by any player at any position. The other player [...]

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1. Only two players — Mark Reynolds and Drew Stubbs — in Major League history have struck out 200 or more times in a season. Reynolds actually has done it three times. He struck out 223 times in 2009, 211 times in 2010 and 204 times in 2008. Stubbs struck out 205 times in 2011. [...]

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