Tony Conigliaro (1945 - 1990) At age 19 in 1964, "Tony C" had a .290 average after hitting 24 home runs. In 1965, the Red Sox outfielder hit more homers than anyone in the American League (32) making him the youngest home run leader in AL history. Conigliaro earned his only trip to the All Star Game in 1967. He was severly injured by a Jack Hamilton fast ball that same year. He never fully recovered.
Boston Red Sox: The Greatest Players in Team History, Position by Position
James Francis "Jim" Thorpe (May 28, 1888 – March 28, 1953) was an American athlete of mixed ancestry (Caucasian and Native American). Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, played American football (collegiate and professional), and also played professional baseball and basketball.
April 11, 1961 In his major league debut, Red Sox rookie left fielder Carl Yastrzemski singles off KC’s Ray Herbert in the team’s 5-2 Opening Day loss at Fenway Park. Yaz will amass 3,419 hits during his 23-year Hall of Fame career with Boston.