Year(s): 1982-1991

Dennis Boyd claimed to use crack cocaine every day of the Red Sox's magical 1986 season (In fact, he claimed to use it since Little League). During that year he won a career-high 16 games despite losing 40 pounds. He claims that Red Sox management condoned it and never tested him because he was forthright about the vice. Okay, so they knew. That explains why he missed his scheduled start in Game 7 of the '86 Series, because the Red Sox at least had the sense to not start a freakin' junkie in Boston's biggest game in 68 years. They lost anyway and Bill Buckner became the target of Beantown's ire. So where was Boyd on that fateful night? "Down the street at the crack house."