Ryan Kalish is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder who played for the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs. Kalish was drafted by the Red Sox in 2006. Kalish’s major league debut came in 2010, and he was voted the Red Sox Rookie of the Year by the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. He became a free agent in December 2013, and signed with the Chicago Cubs. Kalish and fellow former Red Sox teammate Lars Anderson started the company Birdman Bats, specializing in creating custom baseball bats with top tier materials and craftsmanship for baseball players, by baseball players.