Can Xander Bogaerts Break Wade Boggs’ Red Sox Single-Season Hit Record?

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Xander Bogaerts is having an excellent season, but if he keeps hitting, he has the chance to make it historic.

The Boston Red Sox shortstop enters Sunday with a Major League Baseball-best 99 hits through 66 games. That’s an average of 1.5 hits per game, which would put him on pace for 241 hits this season if he plays through the rest of the 162-game schedule. That total would allow him to pass Wade Boggs, who currently holds the Red Sox’s single-season hits record with 240 hits during the 1985 season.

Unseating a Hall of Famer like Boggs would be quite the accomplishment, but Bogaerts isn’t worried about any of that yet. Watch him discuss the potential record and more with NESN’s Guerin Austin in the “Red Sox First Pitch” video above.

Thumbnail photo via Brad Rempel/USA TODAY Sports Images

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