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The PawSox have had some great talent over the years

August 23, 2018

The PawSox have had some great talent over the years

The Pawtucket Red Sox will be moving to Worcester in the future. That's pretty much a done deal at this point. There's a lot of room to debate things in that regard whether it's the economics of the situation or what the team means to the people of Rhode Island. There's other people who will talk about that.

What we do know is this: there have been a lot of great memories for people watching the Pawtucket Red Sox, witnessing prospects become some of the best Red Sox players in recent memory. That said, let's take a look back at a few of their best players in team history (no, we're not counting rehabs).

Mookie Betts -- This is where Betts really gained his outfield experience. He was a member of the team for part of the 2014 season. In 45 games for them that season, he hit .335, 5 home runs and posted a .920 OPS.

Jim Rice -- The Hall of Fame oufielder spent two seasons with the PawSox (1973-1974) and earned himself an International League Triple Crown in 1974. That year, he batted .337 with 25 home runs and 93 RBI. Not bad.

Roger Clemens -- When he was 21 years old, the rocket had a brief tenure with the PawSox. Before being called up in 1984, he posted a 1.93 ERA over 46 innings and struck out 50 batters.

Tony Conigliaro -- It was actually at the end of the Conigliaro's career that he suited up for the PawSox, playing 37 games for them in 1975. He hit just over .200 for them so obviously, that marked the end of his career.

Nomar Garciaparra -- He hit .343 with 16 home runs in 43 games for the PawSox in 1996--and then he became a star Red Sox shortstop (albeit very injury prone). Quite the promising prospect.


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