Many believe Dwight Evans Hall of Fame candidacy has been overlooked because he lacked a singular shining talent. Instead he was far above average performance in many areas.
His Hall of Fame teammate Jim Rice led the AL in total bases four times, homers three times, and RBI twice. Rice had a career-year in ’78 that flashes above the rest. His outfield mate Evans rarely finished as a league leader.
Evans (67.1) however outpaces Rice (47.7) in WAR. One must look more closely at Evans’ career to accurately appreciate it.
Evans signed this contract at the tender age of 17. Though he was a pro baseball player in 1969, it’s clear he needed more practice signing his legal name.
Evans misspelled his middle name “Michael” then corrected it. Evans played a key part in the Red Sox World Series teams of 1975 and 1976.
NO, I met him down at Chain of Lakes field Fla. and he had biting comments to fans that step on the field after the game. No one else complained. Bob Montgomery spoke to the fans and thanks us *( I was alone) for spending our money to come see the team. He had class. Evans did not