Dwight Michael Evans (born November 3, 1951 in Santa Monica, California), nicknamed "Dewey", is a former right fielder and right-handed batter who played for the Boston Red Sox (1972-90) and Baltimore Orioles (1991).
Evans was the finest defensive right fielder of his time, winning eight Gold Gloves despite he was playing in Fenway Park, on the toughest right field in the majors. Also, his throwing arm was the best in baseball during his prime. In the 1970s, Evans formed one of baseball's greatest outfields along with Jim Rice and Fred Lynn. In the eighties, he joined forces with Rice and Tony Armas.
Evans started his career having won International League MVP honors, but he played a role as a defensive standout with a modest bat. In the second second-half of his career, he became a powerful batter.
Despite the strike-shortened 1981 season, Evans had his best all-around year. He paced the league in total bases (215), on base percentage (.402), OPS (.937), runs (121), walks (85), times on base (208), sharing with Tony Armas and Bobby Grich in home runs (22). He added a .296 of batting average with 71 runs batted in. In 1987, at 35, Evans recorded career highs in batting average (.305), HRs (34) and RBI (123). He spent his final season with the Orioles, batting .270 with six homers and 38 in 101 games.
In his 20-years career Evans batted .272, with 385 home runs, 1384 RBI, 1470 runs, 2446 hits, 483 doubles, 73 triples, and 78 stolen bases in 2606 games. Only Carl Yastrzemski played more games for the Red Sox than Evans (3308/2505).
In 2000, Dwight Evans was selected to the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame.
3-time All-Star (1978, 1981, 1987)
8 Gold Glove Award (1976, 1978-79, 1981-85)
4-time Top 10 MVP (1981-82, 1987-88)
Led league in home runs (1981)
Led league in extra bases hits and runs (1984)
Twice led league in times on base (1981-82)
Hit for the cycle (1984)
4-time hit a home run on opening days in his career