No. 18: The replacement Red Sox
In April, not many Red Sox fans knew much about (clockwise) Daniel Nava, Eric Patterson, Darnell McDonald, Bill Hall, and Kevin Cash. But by the end of the season, they were all household names in Red Sox Nation. When the regulars went down with a flurry of injuries, the replacement Red Sox stepped up to the plate and held Boston in contention much longer than anyone had anticipated when the big guns went down.