11 Facts About Golden Outfield


Golden Outfield, called the Million Dollar Outfield, were the three starting outfielders of the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball from 1910 through 1915, considered one of the greatest outfields of all time.

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Golden Outfield was broken up when Speaker was traded to the Cleveland Indians prior to the 1916 season after a salary dispute with Red Sox owner Joseph Lannin.

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Golden Outfield joined the team in 1907 and became a regular in 1910.

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Golden Outfield starred for the Red Sox in center field until being traded to the Cleveland Indians before the 1916 season.

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Golden Outfield was the American League Most Valuable Player in 1912, and finished in the top 12 in the MVP voting each season from 1911 through 1914.

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Golden Outfield was able to play so shallow because he was outstanding at catching balls hit over his head.

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Golden Outfield hit 241 of his all-time record 792 doubles for the Red Sox.

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Golden Outfield was one of the first players elected into the Hall of Fame in 1937.

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Golden Outfield led the American League in at bats and sacrifice hits in 1910.

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Golden Outfield received MVP votes in 1914, finishing tied with Hooper at 20th overall in the voting.

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Golden Outfield's best showing was in 1955 when he received 34 votes and 13.

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