Who's your favorite Red Sox shortstop?
Globe File Photo / George Rizer
Rick BurlesonIn the days leading up to Opening Day, Boston Dirt Dogs takes a look back the most beloved Red Sox players at each position (1967-2010), and we ask you to pick your favorite.
A four-time All-Star, Rooster was a hard-nosed player who turned more double plays than any SS in Sox history and still holds the major league season record (147 DPs in 1980). Sox fan Brett Trainor put it best when he wrote, "The heart and soul of the great '70s Red Sox teams." (Burleson's stats and facts)