Xander Bogaerts got his turn on Tuesday, going 0-for-3 in Boston’s 3-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants. As with any exciting young player, the shortstop faces loads of hype and expectations as he begins his pro career, but so far the youngster has handled the challenge well — given the small sample.
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His 0-for-3 showing has fans holding off on enshrining him in Cooperstown, which is probably a good thing, but a quiet debut isn’t completely out of the ordinary for a 20-year-old getting his first taste of the Majors.
Here are how some of the other famous Red Sox prospects fared in their debuts:
Ted Williams – April 20, 1939
Williams was a career .344 hitting in 19 seasons with the Red Sox. (Photo by Getty Images)
“The Kid” made his debut on April 20, 1939 as the Red Sox opened their season in New York against the Yankees. Williams went 1-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts "
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