Red Sox by the Numbers
A Complete Team History of the Boston Red Sox by Uniform Number
Foreword by Joe Castiglione
What do Rube Walberg, Mike Nagy, Kevin Millar, and Dustin Pedroia all have in common? They all wore #15 for the Boston Red Sox. Since 1931, the Red Sox have issued 74 different numbers to more than 1,500 players. Red Sox by the Numbers tells the story of every Red Sox player since '31—from Bill Sweeney (the first Red Sox player to don #1) to J.T. Snow (#84, the highest-numbered non-coach in Sox history). Each chapter also features a fascinating sidebar that reveals which players were the most obscure to wear a certain number and also which numbers produced the most wins, home runs, and stolen bases in club history.
Joe Castiglione has been the radio play-by-play voice of The Boston Red Sox since 1983. He is also a lecturer in the department of Communication Studies at Northeastern University, where he teaches a course on Sports Broadcasting. He is the author of Broadcast Rites and Sites: I Saw It on the Radio with the Boston Red Sox.