Red Sox

Red Sox

This is part two of my All-Entertaining Team, the Red Sox players I've enjoyed watching and covering over my 25 years on the beat. On Friday, we gave you the hitters. Today, it's the pitchers' turn.

There are only a couple of Hall of Famers, as well as one who should get there someday soon. What stands about most of the names on this list is what made them unique. You won't find great pitchers like Josh Beckett or Jon Lester. I'm more interested in the flutter of Tim Wakefield's knuckleball or the heat-seeking properties of Andrew Miller's slider or the simple history of watching a 43-year-old Dennis Eckersley bridge generations during his farewell season.

Oh, and Pedro, of course, for everything from demeanor to artistry to dominance to the sheer spectacle of watching him take the hill every five days.

In fact, that's as good a place as any to start, so let's jump right in . . .

 

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