One of the most popular and proudly historic baseball teams is the Boston Red Sox. Formed in 1901 as the Red Stockings, the Boston area club took on the Red Sox name in 1908. Since the beginning, success was all part of being a fan of this team, though tough times would certainly also become a defining part of this organization. But the beginning was all rosy for the club that was part of the American League formation.
In 1903, Boston participated in the first World Series. Led by Cy Young, Jimmy Collins, and Bill Dinneen, the team was able to conquer the title in 8 games (back then teams had to earn 5 wins to claim the title)! While there was a down period, the Red Sox became the most dominating team in all of baseball during the 1910’s. Winning 4 World Series in the decade (1912, 1915, 1916, 1918), the club established a level of success that was unparalleled in the game. Popular players around this time period included Smoky Joe Wood, Duffy Lewis, Harry Hooper, Tris Speaker, and a young man by the name of Babe Ruth, who played mostly as a pitcher, though he began hitting in his later years with the club.
In 1919, the team’s owner sold Ruth to the New York Yankees. This and several other player sales send the Boston team into a serious decline. Nevertheless, several great players came and played through this iconic team. Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, and Ted Williams all became Red Sox legends! Williams in particular gave Boston a boost in the 1940’s, helping the team win the AL Pennant in 1946, though they would lose the subsequent World Series. They were also competitive for several years ahead with Williams proving to be amongst the greatest hitters of all time and a standout left fielder.
20 years later it would be Carl Yastrzemski leading the Red Sox back to the World Series after winning the hitter’s Triple Crown award in 1967. But again the team fell short on the biggest stage.
In 1975, The Red Sox again reached the World Series, led by Fred Lynn, Jim Rice, Carlton Fisk, and Luis Tiant. Although they won a dramatic game 6, Boston would lose the Series and rumblings were widespread about the “Curse of the Bambino”.
Then came 1986 and those fears were confirmed. A strong team led by Roger Clemens and Wade Boggs took the Red Sox back to the big dance, but a tragic play by Bill Buckner led to them losing it all! The curse was well and fully on!
But in the past decade, the Boston Red Sox have returned to glory. With the incredible bats of David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez, and with the arms of Pedro Martinez and Curt Schilling, the team finally overcame the New York Yankees, and they did it in incredible style in 2004. Trailing 3-0 in the ALCS and losing in a decisive game 4, the team sparked an incredible comeback to win not only that series but the World Series as well. They then followed it up with championships in 2007 and 2013, proving that any curse can be reversed! Having Big Papi hitting the most clutch home runs imaginable in October hasn’t hurt either! With their winning ways back in action, expect the Boston Red Sox to be postseason contenders each and every year!
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