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Speedy, studious Ellsbury adds new dimension to Red Sox

Originally Published: May 21, 2008
By Sean McAdam | Special to ESPN.com

In their long, storied history, the Red Sox have been known for their great hitters (Ted Williams, Wade Boggs, Carl Yastzemski, Manny Ramirez), great sluggers (Jimmie Foxx, Jim Rice, David Ortiz) and even, on occasion, some great pitchers (Cy Young, Roger Clemens, Pedro Martinez).

Never before, however, have they been known for their base stealers. But like the team's October fortunes, that might be changing, too.

Not until he had played his 73rd game in the big leagues Sunday ...

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