Behind the numbers of '09 Sox hitters

Some pleasant -- and not-so-pleasant -- surprises uncovered

Updated: October 28, 2009, 10:38 PM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPN Stats and Information

With the season in the books and the stove not quite hot, it's a good time to look back at the key contributors for the 2009 Red Sox. What went right, and what went wrong? Who had a better year than you think? What's up with David Ortiz? Let's start out by checking in on the position players. Jacoby Ellsbury Ty Cobb, Rickey Henderson, Willie Wilson, Tim Raines and Kenny Lofton. Since 1915, those are the only players to hit .300 with 70 steals and 45 extra-base hits in a season. That is, ...

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