Unfortunately, the NL champion New York Giants declined to play any postseason series, fearing it would give their New York rivals credibility (they had expected the Highlanders to win), but a sharp public reaction led the two leagues immediately to make the World Series a permanent championship, starting in 1905. These successful times soon ended, however, as Boston lost 100 ...
In the 1915 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies four games to one. In their only World Series before 1950, the Phillies won Game 1 before being swept the rest of the way. It was 65 years before the Phillies won their next Series game. The Red Sox pitching was so strong in the 1915 series ...
In the 1916 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Robins (a.k.a. Dodgers) four games to one. Casey Stengel shone on offense for the Robins in the 1916 Series but the Red Sox pitching core ultimately proved too much for the denizens of Flatbush. The Sox’s Babe Ruth pitched thirteen shutout innings in Game 2, starting a consecutive ...
The 1918 World Series featured the Boston Red Sox, who defeated the Chicago Cubs four games to two. The Series victory for the Red Sox was their fifth in five tries, going back to 1903. The Red Sox scored only nine runs in the entire Series; the fewest runs by the winning team in World Series history. Along with the ...
Four days after his 30th birthday, Yawkey bought the Red Sox for $1.2 million on the advice of his longtime friend, former A’s second baseman and superstar hitter Eddie Collins. The Red Sox had been the dregs of the American League for more than a decade since the infamous Babe Ruth sale to the Yankees by former owner Harry Frazee ...
The 2004 World Series was Major League Baseball’s (MLB) championship series for the 2004 season. It was the 100th World Series and featured the American League (AL) champions, the Boston Red Sox, against the National League (NL) champions, the St. Louis Cardinals. The Red Sox defeated the Cardinals four games to none in the best-of-seven series, played at Fenway Park ...
The 2007 World Series, the 103rd edition of Major League Baseball’s championship series, began on Wednesday, October 24, and ended on Sunday, October 28. It featured the National League champion Colorado Rockies making their first World Series appearance and the American League champion Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox won the Series in four games, sweeping the Rockies to collect ...
The 2013 World Series was the 109th edition of Major League Baseball’s championship series. The American League champion Boston Red Sox defeated the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals in the best-of-seven playoff four games to two. The Red Sox had a home-field advantage for the series, based on the American League’s win in the All-Star Game at Citi Field ...
The 2018 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball’s 2018 season. The 114th edition of the World Series was played between the American League (AL) champion Boston Red Sox and the National League (NL) champion Los Angeles Dodgers and began on Tuesday, October 23. The Series was televised in the United States on Fox. This was the ...
History of the Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox is an American professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox competes in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. The Red Sox have won eight World Series championships and have played in 13. Founded in 1901 as one of the American League’s eight charter franchises, the Red Sox’ home ballpark has been Fenway Park since 1912. The “Red Sox” name was chosen by the team owner, John I. Taylor, around 1908, following the lead of previous teams that had been known as the “Boston Red Stockings”, including the forerunner of the Atlanta Braves.
The Red Sox were a dominant team in the new league, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first World Series in 1903 and winning four more championships by 1918. However, they then went into one of the longest championship droughts in baseball history, dubbed the "Curse of the Bambino" after its alleged inception due to the Red Sox' sale of Babe Ruth to the rival New York Yankees two years after their world championship in 1918, an 86-year wait before the team's sixth World Championship in 2004. The team's history during that period was punctuated with some of the most memorable moments in World Series history, including Enos Slaughter's "mad dash" in 1946, the "Impossible Dream" of 1967, Carlton Fisk's home run in 1975, and Bill Buckner's error in 1986. Following their victory in the 2018 World Series, they became the first team to win four World Series trophies in the 21st century, with championships in 2004, 2007, 2013 and 2018. The team's history has also been marked by the team's intense rivalry with the New York Yankees, arguably the fiercest and most historic in North American professional sports.
2000 – Present / Major League Baseball
1901 – 1999 / American League
1908 – Present / Boston Red Sox
1901 – 1907 / Boston Americans
Red Sox – The name Red Sox, chosen by owner John I. Taylor after the 1907 season, refers to the red hose in the team uniform beginning 1908.
In 1907, the National League club adopted an all-white uniform, and the American League team saw an opportunity. On December 18, 1907, Taylor announced that the club had officially adopted red as its new team color. The 1908 uniforms featured a large icon of a red stocking angling across the shirt front. For 1908, the National League club returned to wearing red trim, but the American League team finally had an official nickname, and would remain the “Red Sox” for good.
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2018, 2013, 2007, 2004, 1918, 1916, 1915, 1912, 1903
1912 – Present / Fenway Park
1901 – 1911 / Huntington Avenue Grounds
2002 – Present / Fenway Sports Group
1992 – 2002 / JRY Trust
1976 – 1992 / Jean R. Yawkey
1933 – 1976 / Tom Yawkey
1923 – 1933 / Bob Quinn
1916 – 1923 / Harry Frazee
1913 – 1916 / Joseph Lannin
1911 – 1913 / Jimmy McAleer
1904 – 1914 / John I. Taylor
1903 – 1904 / Henry Killilea
1901 – 1903 / Charles Somers
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
1 / Bobby Doerr
4 / Joe Cronin
6 / Johnny Pesky
8 / Carl Yastrzemski
9 / Ted Williams
14 / Jim Rice
26 / Wade Boggs
27 / Carlton Fisk
34 / David Ortiz
42 / Jackie Robinson
45 / Pedro Martínez
*Blue is this team’s history