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1988: Ellis Burks of the Boston Red Sox looks on during the 1988 season. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Today, it’s Number 6 in Adam 12’s Top 12 12’s, but it’s all about another Number 12. He might not be as big as TB12, but still gets his Boston sports props.


Today’s Number 12? The one and only Ellis Rena Burks.


Burks debuted with the Red Sox in 1987, smacking homers over the Monster and flashing leather in CF until 1992. He was one of my favorite Sox players of that era, and one of the few in MLB history with the distinction of homering twice in one inning.


So I tip my Sox cap to my favorite Red Sox to ever wear Number 12, just a day after the guy who wore Number 15 announced his retirement. Get the rest of Adam 12’s Top 12 12s, in honor of TB12, right here.