The 1950 Boston Red Sox infield produced one of the greatest offensive seasons in baseball history, but let's get one thing straight. The Boston infield of Walt Dropo at first base, Bobby Doerr at second base, Johnny Pesky at third base, and Vern Stephens at shortstop was not the greatest infield of all time. But for one season, the unit was unrivaled as a hitting machine. No infield has ever matched its production.
First Base: Walt "Moose" Dropo
Rookie first baseman Walt Dropo, called "Moose" because he came from Moosup, Connecticut, was the American League's 1950 Rookie of the Year.
Dropo batted .322, hit 34 home runs, and led the junior circuit with 144 RBIs. He was the starting first baseman on the American League's All-Star team.
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Article written by Harold Friend