1. Carl Yastrzemski: 3,419 hits
The Boston Red Sox’s all-time hits leader is Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski. Yaz was an 18-time All-Star in his 23-year career with the Red Sox. He led the AL in batting average three times and became the last player to hit for the triple crown in his MVP winning 1967 season. In addition to hits, Yastrzemski also owns the Red Sox records for doubles (646), RBI (1,844), and runs scored (1,816). He sits eighth on baseball’s all-time hits list.
2. Ted Williams: 2,654 hits
Arguably the greatest hitter who ever lived, Ted Williams ranks second on the Boston Red Sox’s all-time hits leaders list. As one of baseball’s most feared hitters, Williams was one of only four players to walk more than 2,000 times. After missing four seasons for WWII service, Williams came back in 1946 to win two AL MVP Awards and two batting titles in the next four years. Williams was the last player to hit .400 in a season with a Red Sox record .406 batting average in 1941. He hit .344 in 19 seasons and owns Major League Baseball’s all-time on-base percentage record of .482.
3. Jim Rice: 2,452 hits
Recently inducted Hall of Famer Jim Rice spent 16 brilliant years in Boston from 1974 to 1989. He was a great hitter for average and power, posting a batting average north of .300 seven times while leading the AL in home runs three times. Rice had four seasons with 200 hits, topping out with 213 in his 1978 AL MVP season.
4. Dwight Evans: 2,373 hits
Longtime right fielder Dwight Evans finished his career with the fourth highest hit total in Boston Red Sox’s history. Evans was a three-time All-Star and eight-time Gold Glove recipient with the Red Sox from 1972 to 1990. He was a great all-around player, reaching base at a .370 clip for his career while hitting 385 home runs.
5. Wade Boggs: 2,098 hits
Hall of Fame third baseman Wade Boggs was one of the greatest pure hitters in baseball history. Boggs led the AL in batting average five times in the 1980s and his career average of .328 is the 35th best in Major League history. Boggs had seven 200 hit seasons in Boston including a Red Sox single-season record 240 hits in 1985.
6. Bobby Doerr: 2,042 hits
Ranking sixth among the Boston Red Sox’s all-time hits leaders is Hall of Fame second baseman Bobby Doerr. Doerr was one of the top players of the 1940s. He drove in more than 100 RBI six times while hitting .288. Doerr hit 223 home runs and was named an All-Star nine times.
7. Harry Hooper: 1,707 hits
Hall of Fame right fielder Harry Hooper sits seventh on the list of Boston Red Sox’s all-time hits leaders. Hooper helped the Red Sox win four World Series Championships in the 1910s. He hit better than .300 five times and he is the Red Sox’s all-time stolen bases leader with 300 steals.
8. Dom DiMaggio: 1,680 hits
Dom DiMaggio made seven All-Star appearances for the Red Sox as one of the top outfielders in team history. Despite missing four prime years to WWII service, DiMaggio had a great 11-year career with the Red Sox. He hit .298 with a .383 on-base percentage overall, registering career-highs of a .328 average and .414 OBP in 1950.
9. Frank Malzone: 1,454 hits
A six-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove third baseman, Frank Malzone remains one of the Boston Red Sox’s all-time hits leaders. Malzone picked up more than 150 hits in each season from 1957 to 1963.
10. Mike Greenwell: 1,400 hits
Two-time All-Star left fielder Mike Greenwell places tenth on the Boston Red Sox’s all-time hits leaders list. Greenwell was a terrific contact hitter throughout his 12-year Major League career in Boston from 1985 to 1996. He owns a lifetime .303 batting average with only 364 strikeouts in 4,623 at-bats.