Which Red Sox single-season offensive record will never be broken?

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    Which Red Sox single-season offensive record will never be broken?

    by Mike Cole/NESN:
    Batting average (.406, Ted Williams, 1941)
    Hits (240, Wade Boggs, 1985)
    Doubles (67, Earl Webb, 1931)
    Home runs (54, David Ortiz 2006)
    RBIs (175, Jimmie Foxx, 1938)
    The Red Sox offense has come alive in the last week or so, as Boston is finally starting to show the offensive clout that was expected from them at the beginning of the season.

    A lot of that stems from the play of Adrian Gonzalez, who, after a bit of a slow start, has found his swing while apparently enjoying life at Fenway Park. With each passing day, Gonzalez looks like he could have an outside chance at threatening to win the Triple Crown.

    It's also fair to assume that Gonzalez may well rewrite the Red Sox record book during his time in Boston, but he and everyone else in that Boston lineup have their work cut out for them, especially when it comes to single-season records.

    Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz knows a thing or two about breaking a Red Sox record. It was Big Papi, after all, who set the franchise's single-season record for home runs when he blasted 54 round-trippers in 2006. Ortiz actually shattered the old Red Sox record of 50, set by Jimmie Foxx in 1938.

    While Double X may have lost one spot in the record book, he's still holding on strong to another one. Foxx drove in an insane 175 runs in that same 1938 season. Making that even more impressive is the fact that Foxx did so in only 149 games. Only three players in major league history have driven in more runs in a single season than Foxx, and the only player in recent history to come close to 175 was Ortiz in 2005 -- with 148.

    Perhaps the most untouchable offensive record in the long, storied history of the Red Sox belongs to, of course, Ted Williams. And of course, it comes from Williams' magical year of 1941. That's the season that comes up every year around this time when a hitter in the bigs is flirting with the magical number  of .400. The next hitter to meet or eclipse that mark will be the first to do so since '41. And if it's a member of the Red Sox, he's going to have to better .406 to best the Splinter.

     
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    .406 IMO.
     
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    The record to remain intact would be batting average due to the way that the use of pitchers has changed. Although difficult, the others may be obtainable at some point.
     
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    Re: Which Red Sox single-season offensive record will never be broken?

    Here's a list of the basic ones:

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/BOS/leaders_bat.shtml
     
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    Re: Which Red Sox single-season offensive record will never be broken?

    ted's .406; Yaz triple crown, Cy's 34 W's
     
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    .406
     
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    Definitely .406. Although 175 RBI will be pretty tough to top too. I could see Crawford eclipsing the doubles mark one of these years.
     
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    Re: Which Red Sox single-season offensive record will never be broken?

    Foxx, and the only player in recent history to come close to 175 was Ortiz in 2005 -- with 148

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    This is incorrect; See below.



     
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    In Response to Re: Which Red Sox single-season offensive record will never be broken?:
    [QUOTE]Foxx, and the only player in recent history to come close to 175 was Ortiz in 2005 -- with 148 ----------------------------------------- This is incorrect; See below. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Major_League_Baseball_RBI_champions
    Posted by nhsteven[/QUOTE]Those '27 Yankees were undoubtedly the best team ever. It almost makes me wish I could have watched them. Then again, maybe not.
     
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    Re: Which Red Sox single-season offensive record will never be broken?

    .406, 175 and triple crown, not happening!
     
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    Carnie,
    My dream game is the '27 Yankees against the '46 Red Sox!  I think Sox win!
     
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    Re: Which Red Sox single-season offensive record will never be broken?

    Webb's 67 doubles...Crawford and Ellsbury are too fast, so they will get triples that might be doubles...There is no Fred Lynn or Jody Reed flipping drives consistently off the monster for 2-bases. AGonz is just too slow to get that many doubles. So that is the one that will never be broken.
     
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    In Response to Re: Which Red Sox single-season offensive record will never be broken?:
    [QUOTE]Foxx, and the only player in recent history to come close to 175 was Ortiz in 2005 -- with 148 ----------------------------------------- This is incorrect; See below. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Major_League_Baseball_RBI_champions
    Posted by nhsteven[/QUOTE]
    Talking about Red Sox records. Nothing more.
     
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    Re: Which Red Sox single-season offensive record will never be broken?

    tris speaker : 22 triples (1913)

    ted williams : 162 walks (1947/1949)

    don baylor : 35 hbp (1986)

    jack berry : 54 sacrifice hits (1917)
     

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