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Bob Ryan

The all-time Red Sox World Series team

The danger in compiling a list, at least in my experience, is that there is at least a 97 percent chance that no matter how many times you peruse it and double-, triple-, quadruple-check it, you overlook someone obvious.

So, I won’t lie to you. Yes, I neglected to evaluate Tony Conigliaro when I published my Red Sox all-time top 25 players last week. That said, I don’t know which of my top 25 I’d have thrown out in order to include him. The obvious choice for many, I suppose, would be Smoky Joe Wood. But I have a thing for Smoky Joe Wood and, as I said, it was my list.

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