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2008 Boston Red Sox season
Boston Red Sox
Established 1901

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Name
  • Boston Red Sox (1908–present)
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  • The Sox, The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team
Ballpark
Major league titles
World Series titles (7) 2007 • 2004 • 1918 • 1916 • 1915
1912 • 1903
AL Pennants (12) 2007 • 2004 • 1986 • 1975 • 1967
1946 • 1918 • 1916 • 1915
1912 • 1904 • 1903
East Division titles (6) 2007 • 1995 • 1990 • 1988 • 1986
1975
Wild card berths (5) 2005 • 2004 • 2003 • 1999
1998
Owner(s): John Henry, Tom Werner, and Larry Lucchino[1]
Manager: Terry Francona
General Manager: Theo Epstein

The Boston Red Sox are a professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, and are the reigning (2007) World Series Champions. The Red Sox are a member and current champions of both Major League Baseball’s American League Eastern Division and of the American League itself. Since 1912, the Red Sox have made their home at Fenway Park. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Boston Red Sox 2008 season began on March 25, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan for the MLB Japan Opening Day 2008. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1901 throughout the world. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1901 throughout the world. ... The American League East Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... 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Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1908 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1901 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1907 throughout the world. ... Fenway redirects here. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1912 throughout the world. ... 1903 World Series Huntington Avenue American League Base Ball Grounds is the full name of a baseball stadium that formerly stood in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Dates: October 24 – October 28, 2007 MVP: Mike Lowell Television: FOX (U.S.), RSN (Canada), NASN (Europe), ESPN Latin America Announcers: Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires: Ed Montague, Laz Díaz, Ted Barrett, Chuck Meriwether, Mike Everitt, Mike Reilly[1] ALCS: Boston Red Sox def. ... Dates October 23, 2004–October 27, 2004 MVP Manny Ramírez (Boston) Television network Fox Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires Ed Montague (Crew Chief), Dale Scott, Brian Gorman, Chuck Meriwether, Gerry Davis, Charlie Reliford The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams... The 1918 World Series featured the Boston Red Sox, who defeated the Chicago Cubs four games to two. ... In the 1916 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Robins in 5 games. ... In the 1915 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies in 5 games. ... In the 1912 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Giants in 8 games. ... 1903 World Series Poster (a latter-day mockup) The 1903 World Series, the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball, matched the Boston Americans against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with Boston prevailing five games to three. ... The 2007 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 2007 American League playoffs, began on October 12 and ran until October 21. ... The 2004 American League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. ... The 1986 American League Championship Series was a back-and-forth battle between the Boston Red Sox and the California Angels for the right to advance to the 1986 World Series. ... The 1975 American League Championship Series faced the Boston Red Sox and the 3-time defending world champion Oakland Athletics for the right to advance to the 1975 World Series. ... The American League (AL) is one of the two leagues of Major League Baseball. ... The American League (AL) is one of the two leagues of Major League Baseball. ... The American League (AL) is one of the two leagues of Major League Baseball. ... The American League (AL) is one of the two leagues of Major League Baseball. ... The American League (AL) is one of the two leagues of Major League Baseball. ... The American League (AL) is one of the two leagues of Major League Baseball. ... The American League (AL) is one of the two leagues of Major League Baseball. ... The American League (AL) is one of the two leagues of Major League Baseball. ... John W Henry. ... Thomas C. Tom Werner (born April 12, 1950 in New Jersey) is an American television producer and businessman. ... Lawrence Lucchino, (born 6 September 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is the current President and C.E.O. of the Boston Red Sox, and a member of John W. Henrys ownership group. ... Terry Jon Tito Francona (born April 22, 1959, in Aberdeen, South Dakota) is a Major League Baseball manager. ... Theo N. Epstein (born December 29, 1973 in New York City) is the Executive Vice President/General Manager of the Boston Red Sox. ... Baseball is a team sport which is played by several professional leagues throughout the world. ... Boston redirects here. ... Dates: October 24 – October 28, 2007 MVP: Mike Lowell Television: FOX (U.S.), RSN (Canada), NASN (Europe), ESPN Latin America Announcers: Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires: Ed Montague, Laz Díaz, Ted Barrett, Chuck Meriwether, Mike Everitt, Mike Reilly[1] ALCS: Boston Red Sox def. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... The American League East Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1912 throughout the world. ... Fenway redirects here. ...


The "Red Sox" name originates from the iconic uniform feature. They are sometimes nicknamed the BoSox, a combination of "Boston" and "Sox" (as opposed to the "ChiSox"), the Crimson Hose,[2] and the Olde Towne Team. Baseball nicknames have become an integral part of the culture of baseball In no sport are nicknames more pervasive than baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) (Chicago) White Stockings (1901-1903 *From 1900 to 1903, the official name did not contain the city name of Chicago...


One of the American League's eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Buffalo, New York in 1901. After the move from Buffalo to Boston they were a dominant team, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first World Series in 1903. They won four more championships by 1918, and then went into one of the longest championship droughts in baseball history. Many attributed the phenomenon to the "Curse of the Bambino" said to have been caused by the trade of Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees in 1920. The drought was ended and the "curse" reversed in 2004, when the team won their sixth World Series Championship. The following are the baseball events of the year 1901 throughout the world. ... This article is about the baseball team. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Births June 19 - Lou Gehrig - Hall of Fame First baseman ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1918 throughout the world. ... // Old-fashioned term for a hard-hit ground ball, close enough to the grass to theoretically be able to lop the tops off any daisies that might be growing on the field. ... Babe Ruth — The Bambino The Curse of the Bambino (1918-2004) was a superstition cited, often jokingly, as a reason for the failure of the Boston Red Sox baseball team to win the World Series in the 86 year period from 1918 until 2004. ... This article is about the baseball player. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1920 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ...


The Red Sox led all MLB teams in average road attendance in 2007, while the small capacity of Fenway caused them to rank 11th in home attendance.[3][4] Every home game since May 15, 2003 has been sold out—a span of over five years.[5] The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

// Crowd outside Huntington Avenue Grounds during the 1903 World Series. ...

1901–1919

The iconic photo of the Huntington Avenue Grounds before the first modern World Series game in 1903
The iconic photo of the Huntington Avenue Grounds before the first modern World Series game in 1903

In 1901, the minor Western League, led by Ban Johnson, declared its equality with the National League, then the only major league in baseball. Johnson changed the name of the league to the American League, leading teams in his league to be christened with the unofficial nickname "Americans". This was especially true in the case of the new Boston franchise, which wouldn't adopt an official nickname until 1908. 1903 World Series Crowd File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 1903 World Series Crowd File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 1903 World Series Huntington Avenue American League Base Ball Grounds is the full name of a baseball stadium that formerly stood in Boston, Massachusetts. ... 1903 World Series Poster (a latter-day mockup) The 1903 World Series, the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball, matched the Boston Americans against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with Boston prevailing five games to three. ... Image File history File links WorldSeries1903-640. ... Image File history File links WorldSeries1903-640. ... 1903 World Series Huntington Avenue American League Base Ball Grounds is the full name of a baseball stadium that formerly stood in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Byron Bancroft Johnson (January 5, 1864 - March 28, 1931) was an American executive in Major League Baseball who served as the founder and first president of the American League. ... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... Major Leagues redirects here. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ...


The upstart league placed franchises in Baltimore and Buffalo. After looking at his new league Ban Johnson decided that he would need a team in Boston to compete with the National League team there and so he moved the Buffalo club to Boston. Playing their home games at Huntington Avenue Grounds, the Boston franchise finished second and third before capturing their first pennant in 1903 and repeating the next year. Those teams were led by manager and star third baseman Jimmy Collins and by pitcher Cy Young, whose 1901 to 1904 seasons rank among the best four-year runs ever. In addition, they received significant contributions from outfielders Chick Stahl, Buck Freeman and Patsy Dougherty. In 1903, Boston participated in the first modern World Series, beating the favored Pittsburgh Pirates, winners of the NL pennant by six and a half games, winning the best-of-nine series five games to three. Aided by the modified chants of "Tessie" by the Royal Rooters fan club and by its stronger pitching staff, the Americans managed to overcome the odds, winning the first modern World Series. 1903 World Series Huntington Avenue American League Base Ball Grounds is the full name of a baseball stadium that formerly stood in Boston, Massachusetts. ... he is the best in the world, some call him the junior jose, special 1 version 2 ... The position of the third baseman “Third base” redirects here. ... James Joseph Collins (January 16, 1870 - March 6, 1943) was a Major League Baseball player at the turn of the 20th century who was widely regarded as being the American Leagues best third baseman prior to Brooks Robinson. ... This article is about the player in baseball. ... For the Major League Baseball award, see Cy Young Award. ... Austin Kearns, an outfielder, catches a fly ball. ... Charles Sylvester Chick Stahl (January 10, 1873 - March 28, 1907) was an American outfielder in Major League Baseball who was among the most feared and consistent hitters in his time. ... John Frank Buck Freeman (October 30, 1871 – June 25, 1949) was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball at the turn of the 20th century. ... Patrick Henry Dougherty (October 27, 1876 - April 30, 1940) was a Major League baseball outfielder. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... This article is about the baseball team. ... Tessie is the title of a Broadway song, as well as another song about how the singing of Tessie helped the Boston Red Sox win the first World Series in 1903. ... The original Royal Rooters were a fan club for the Boston Red Sox in the early 20th century. ... A fan club is a group that is dedicated to a well known person, group, idea (such as history) or sometimes even an inanimate object (such as a famous building). ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ...

The Red Sox logo worn on uniforms in 1908, announcing the team's first official nickname
The Red Sox logo worn on uniforms in 1908, announcing the team's first official nickname

The 1904 club was almost as good as the previous team, but due to the surprise emergence of the New York Highlanders, the Boston club found itself in a tight pennant race through the last games of the season. A predecessor to what would become a storied rivalry, this race featured such controversial moves as the trade of Patsy Dougherty to the Highlanders for Bob Unglaub. However, perhaps the climax of the season occurred on the last, dramatic doubleheader at the Highlanders’ home stadium, Hilltop Park. In order to win the pennant, the Highlanders needed to win both games. With Jack Chesbro, the Highlanders' 41-game winner, on the mound, the Highlanders seemed to have a good chance of winning the first game. However, with the score tied 2-2 with a man on third in the top of the ninth, a spitball got away from Chesbro and Lou Criger scored the go-ahead run on one of the most famous wild pitches in history. 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. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Patrick Henry Dougherty (October 27, 1876 - April 30, 1940) was a Major League baseball outfielder. ... Robert Alexander Unglaub (July 31, 1881 - November 29, 1916) was an American first baseman and utility infielder in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Highlanders, Boston Pilgrims/Red Sox, and Washington Senators. ... Hilltop Park was a baseball stadium that formerly stood in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. ... Jack Chesbro on a 1909-1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card. ... Lou Criger, catcher for the Boston Americans, at South Side Park. ... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ...

The Huntington Avenue Grounds during a game. Note building from which the famous 1903 "bird's-eye" photo was taken.
The Huntington Avenue Grounds during a game. Note building from which the famous 1903 "bird's-eye" photo was taken.

These successful times soon ended, however, as Boston lost 100 games in the 1906 season. But several new star players helped the newly renamed Red Sox improve almost immediately. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 1903 World Series Huntington Avenue American League Base Ball Grounds is the full name of a baseball stadium that formerly stood in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


By 1909, the legendary center fielder Tris Speaker had become a fixture in the Boston outfield, and the team (now named "Red Sox") worked their way to third place. However, the Red Sox would not win the pennant again until their 105-win 1912 season, finishing with a club record .691 winning percentage. Anchored by an outfield considered to be among the finest in the game — Tris Speaker, Harry Hooper and Duffy Lewis — and superstar pitcher Smokey Joe Wood, the Red Sox beat the New York Giants 4-3-1 in the classic 1912 World Series best known for Snodgrass’s Muff. From 1913 to 1916 the Red Sox were owned by Joseph Lannin, who signed Babe Ruth, soon the best-known and one of the best players ever. Another 101 wins in 1915 propelled the Red Sox to the 1915 World Series, where they beat the Philadelphia Phillies four games to one. The 1916 team repeated the pennant, though Tris Speaker, a fixture for six years, was traded to the Cleveland Indians in the off-season. His departure was more than compensated for, however, by the emergence of star pitcher Babe Ruth. Once again, the Red Sox won the 1916 World Series, this time defeating the Brooklyn Robins. By 1918, the team found itself at the top of the heap again, led by Babe Ruth to the 1918 World Series championship over the Chicago Cubs. The position of the center fielder A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position between left field and right field (e. ... Tristram E. Speaker (April 4, 1888 in Hubbard, Texas - December 8, 1958 in Lake Whitney, Texas), nicknamed “Spoke” (a play on his last name) and “Grey Eagle” (for his prematurely graying hair), was an American baseball player known as one of the best offensive and defensive center fielders in history. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1912 throughout the world. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Tristram E. Speaker (April 4, 1888 in Hubbard, Texas - December 8, 1958 in Lake Whitney, Texas), nicknamed “Spoke” (a play on his last name) and “Grey Eagle” (for his prematurely graying hair), was an American baseball player known as one of the best offensive and defensive center fielders in history. ... Harry Hooper Baseball card issued by American Tobacco Company, 1912. ... Duffy Lewis of the Boston Red Sox at Comiskey Park in 1912. ... Joe Wood on an American Tobacco Company baseball card, 1912 Joe Smoky Joe Wood (October 25, 1889 - July 27, 1985) was a Major League Baseball player for the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians during the early part of the 20th century. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... In the 1912 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Giants in 8 games. ... Fred Snodgrass Frederick Carlisle Snodgrass (October 19, 1887 - April 5, 1974) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball from 1908 to 1916 for the New York Giants and the Boston Braves. ... Joseph J. Lannin was born on April 23, 1866 in Lac Beauport, Quebec, Canada, the son of Irish immigrants. ... This article is about the baseball player. ... In the 1915 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies in 5 games. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... Tristram E. Speaker (April 4, 1888 in Hubbard, Texas - December 8, 1958 in Lake Whitney, Texas), nicknamed “Spoke” (a play on his last name) and “Grey Eagle” (for his prematurely graying hair), was an American baseball player known as one of the best offensive and defensive center fielders in history. ... For other uses, see Cleveland Indians (disambiguation). ... This article is about the baseball player. ... In the 1916 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Robins in 5 games. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... This article is about the baseball player. ... The 1918 World Series featured the Boston Red Sox, who defeated the Chicago Cubs four games to two. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ...


Sale of Babe Ruth

On December 26, 1919,[6][7] Harry Frazee sold Babe Ruth, who'd played the previous six seasons for the Red Sox, to the rival New York Yankees. (Ruth had just broken the single-season home run record, hitting 29 in 1919.[8]) Legend has it that Frazee did so in order to finance the Broadway play No, No, Nanette. That play did not actually open on Broadway until 1925, but as Leigh Montville discovered during research for his book, The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth,[9] No, No, Nanette had originated as a non-musical stage play called My Lady Friends, which opened on Broadway in December 1919. My Lady Friends had, indeed, been financed by the Ruth sale to the Yankees. is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Harry Frazee, 1916 Harry Herbert Frazee (June 29, 1881 in Peoria, Illinois - June 4, 1929 in New York City) was an American theatrical agent, producer and director, and former owner of the Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox from 1916 to 1923. ... This article is about the baseball player. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... A view of Broadway in 1909 Broadway, as the name implies, is a wide avenue in New York City, and is the oldest north-south main thoroughfare in the city, dating to the first New Amsterdam settlement. ... No, No, Nanette is an English musical comedy with lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach, music by Vincent Youmans, and a book by Otto Harbach and Frank Mandel. ...


During that period, the Red Sox, White Sox and Yankees had a détente; they were called "Insurrectos" because their actions antagonized league president Johnson. Although Frazee owned the Boston Red Sox franchise, he did not own Fenway Park (it was owned by the Fenway Park Trust), making his ownership a precarious one; Johnson could move another team into the ballpark. His club was in debt, but Frazee felt the need to purchase its playing site (which he did in 1920). Further, providing the Yankees with a box office attraction would help that mediocre club, which had sided with him against Johnson and "the Loyal Five" clubs.[10] Finally, Ruth was considered a serious disciplinary problem, a reputation to be replicated in New York. Frazee moved to stabilize finances and cut distractions. It was a straight sale, no players in return. Byron Bancroft Johnson (January 5, 1864 - March 28, 1931) was an American executive in Major League Baseball who served as the founder and first president of the American League. ... The term box office can refer to either: A place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to a venue The amount of business a particular production, such as a movie or theatre show, does. ...


After New York achieved great success and Boston did not win for a few decades, the sale of Babe Ruth came to be viewed as the beginning of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, described as the "Greatest Rivalry on Earth" by some journalists.[11][12][13][14] Plus, years later, many thought the sale was the cause of the "Curse of the Bambino." The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry is one of the longest and the most bitter rivalries in professional sports. ... Babe Ruth — The Bambino The Curse of the Bambino (1918-2004) was a superstition cited, often jokingly, as a reason for the failure of the Boston Red Sox baseball team to win the World Series in the 86 year period from 1918 until 2004. ...


After the sale of Ruth to the Yankees, Frazee continued to sell many of his star players. In the winter of 1920, Wally Schang, future star pitcher Waite Hoyt, Harry Harper, and Mike McNally were traded to the Yankees for Del Pratt, Muddy Ruel, John Costello, Hank Thormahlen, Sammy Vick and cash.[15] The following winter, iron man shortstop Everett Scott, and pitchers Bullet Joe Bush and Sad Sam Jones were traded to the Yankees for Roger Peckinpaugh (who would be immediately shipped to the Washington Senators), Jack Quinn, Rip Collins, Bill Piercy and $50,000.[16] One particularly controversial deal was that of Joe Dugan and Elmer Smith, who were traded to the Yankees on July 23, 1922, for Elmer Miller, Chick Fewster, John Mitchell, and future superstar Lefty O'Doul, who was at the time a mediocre pitching prospect. The trade of Dugan helped the Yankees edge the St. Louis Browns in a tight pennant race, and the resulting uproar helped create a June 15 trading deadline that went into effect the next year.[17] Perhaps an even more outrageous deal was the trade of Herb Pennock, occurring in early 1923. Pennock was traded by the Red Sox to the Yankees for Camp Skinner, Norm McMillan, George Murray and $50,000.[18] Wally Schang with the Philadelphia Athletics, American League (circa 1915) Walter Henry (Wally) Schang (August 22, 1889 - March 6, 1965) was a catcher in Major League Baseball. ... Waite Charles Hoyt (September 9, 1899 – August 25, 1984) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, one of the dominant pitchers of the 1920s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Del Pratt, of the St. ... Herold Dominic Muddy Ruel (February 20, 1896 - November 13, 1963) was a major league catcher for 18 seasons with the St. ... John Aloysius Costello (20 June 1891 - 5 January 1976), a successful barrister, was one of the main legal advisors to the government of the Irish Free State after independence, Attorney-General of Ireland from 1926-1932 and Taoiseach from 1948-1951 and 1954-1957. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1921 throughout the world. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Lewis Everett Scott (November 19, 1892 – November 2, 1960), nicknamed Deacon, was an American shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for 12 seasons with the Boston Red Sox (1914-1921), New York Yankees (1922-1925), Washington Senators (1925), Chicago White Sox (1926), and Cincinnati Reds (1926). ... Leslie Ambrose (Bullet Joe) Bush (November 27, 1892 - November 1, 1974) born in Brainerd, Minnesota was a Pitcher for the Philadelphia Athletics (1912-17 and 1928), Boston Red Sox (1918-21), New York Yankees (1922-24), St. ... Samuel Pond Sad Sam Jones ( July 26, 1892 - July 6, 1966) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played in the American League with the Cleveland Indians (1914-15), Boston Red Sox (1916-21), New York Yankees (1922-26), St. ... Roger Peckinpaugh Roger Thorpe Peckinpaugh (February 5, 1891 - November 17, 1977) was an American shortstop in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians (1910-1913), New York Yankees (1910-1921), Washington Senators (1922-1926) and Chicago White Sox (1927). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... John Quinn Picus, known better as Jack Quinn, (July 5, 1883 - April 17, 1946) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Harry Warren (Rip) Collins (February 26, 1896 - May 27, 1968) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees (1920-21), Boston Red Sox (1922), Detroit Tigers (1923-27) and St. ... Joe Dugan (b. ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The name John Mitchell can refer to several different people. ... Francis Joseph Lefty ODoul (March 4, 1897–December 7, 1969) was an American Major League Baseball player who went on to become an extraordinarily successful manager in the minor leagues, and also a vital figure in the establishment of professional baseball in Japan. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Herbert Jefferis Pennock (February 10, 1894 - January 30, 1948) was a left-handed Major League Baseball pitcher best known for his time spent with the star-studded New York Yankee teams of the mid-to-late-1920s and early 1930s. ... Herbert Jefferis Pennock (February 10, 1894 - January 30, 1948) was a left-handed Major League Baseball pitcher best known for his time spent with the star-studded New York Yankee teams of the mid-to-late-1920s and early 1930s. ... The Right Hon. ...


A couple of notable trades involving Frazee and the Yankees occurred before the Babe Ruth sale. On December 18, 1918, outstanding outfielder Duffy Lewis (mentioned above), pitcher Dutch Leonard, and pitcher Ernie Shore were traded to the Yankees for pitcher Ray Caldwell, Slim Love, Roxy Walters, Frank Gilhooley and $15,000.[19] As all three players were well-regarded in Boston — Lewis had been a key player on the 1910s championship teams, Shore had famously relieved Babe Ruth and retired 27 straight, and Leonard had only four years before set a modern record for earned run average — this trade was regarded as not such a good one in Boston, Then, on July 13, 1919, submarine-style pitching star Carl Mays was traded to the Yankees for Bob McGraw, Allan Russell and $40,000.[20] Mays would go on to have several good years for the Yankees. is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Duffy Lewis of the Boston Red Sox at Comiskey Park in 1912. ... Hubert Benjamin Leonard (born April 16, 1892 Birmingham, Ohio - died July 11, 1952 Fresno, California) was a pitcher with an 11 year career from 1913-1921, 1924-1925. ... Ernest Grady Shore (born near East Bend, North Carolina March 24, 1891 - September 24, 1980) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Boston Red Sox during some of their glory years in the 1910s. ... Raymond Benjamin Caldwell, (April 26, 1888 – August 17, 1967), was an American major league pitcher from 1910 to 1921. ... Edward Haughton Slim Love, Major League Baseball player, born August 1, 1890 in Love, Mississippi, and died November 30, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee. ... Alfred John Walters (November 5, 1892 - June 3, 1956) born in San Francisco, California was a Catcher for the New York Yankees (1915-18), Boston Red Sox (1919-23) and Cleveland Indians (1924-25). ... This article is about the baseball player. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Carl Mays Carl William Mays (November 12, 1891 - April 4, 1971) was one of the better right-handed pitchers in Major League Baseball from 1916-1926, but he is best remembered for throwing the pitch that struck Ray Chapman in the head on August 16, 1920, making Chapman the first...


Following these trades, the Red Sox finished in the second division with poor records in the 1920s and 1930s. Over an eight-year period from 1925 to 1932, the Red Sox averaged over 100 losses in a season. One of the few bright spots on these teams was Earl Webb, who set the all-time mark for most doubles in a season in 1931 with 67. The Red Sox’ fortunes began to change in 1933, however, when Tom Yawkey bought the Red Sox. Yawkey would acquire Lefty Grove, one of the greatest pitchers of all-time, Joe Cronin, an outstanding shortstop and manager, Jimmie Foxx, the slugging first baseman, and Wes Ferrell, an outstanding pitcher. These moves paid off, as the Red Sox were once again competitive in the late thirties. William Earl Webb (Known as Earl Webb) (September 17, 1897 - May 23, 1965) was a baseball player, playing outfield (generally right field) from 1925 to 1933. ... Ted Williams & Tom Yawkey Thomas Austin Yawkey, born Thomas Austin (February 21, 1903 - July 9, 1976), was an American industrialist and Major League Baseball executive. ... Robert Moses Lefty Grove (March 6, 1900 - May 22, 1975) was one of the greatest pitchers in Major League Baseball history. ... Joe Cronin Joseph Edward Cronin (October 12, 1906 – September 7, 1984) was a Major League Baseball player from 1926 to 1945 and manager from 1933 to 1947. ... Jimmie Foxx on the cover of Time in 1929 James Emory Foxx (October 22, 1907 – July 21, 1967) was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball who was, up until Mark McGwires glory days in the late 1990s, the most prolific right-handed power hitter to ever play... Wesley Cheek Ferrell (February 2, 1908 - December 9, 1976) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for several teams from 1927 to 1941, most notably the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox. ...


1939–1960

Ted Williams & Tom Yawkey

In 1939, the Red Sox purchased the contract of outfielder Ted Williams from the (minor league) San Diego Padres of the Pacific Coast League, ushering in an era of the team sometimes called the "Ted Sox." Williams is generally considered one of the greatest hitters of all time, because he consistently hit for both high power and high average. Stories of his ability to hold a bat in his hand and correctly estimate its weight down to the ounce have floated around baseball circles for decades. His book The Science of Hitting is widely read by students of baseball. He is also the last player to hit over .400 for a full season, hitting .406 in 1941. Williams feuded with sports writers his whole career, calling them "The Knights of the Keyboard," and his relationship with the fans was often rocky as he was seen spitting towards the stands on more than one occasion. Ted Williams & Tom Yawkey File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Austin Kearns, an outfielder, catches a fly ball. ... Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ...


With Williams, the Red Sox reached the 1946 World Series, but lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games, in part because of the use of the "Williams Shift," in which the shortstop would move to the right side of the infield to make it harder for the left-handed-hitting Williams to hit to that side of the field. Some have claimed that Williams was too proud to hit to the other side of the field, not wanting to let the Cardinals take away his game. Williams did not fare well in the series, gathering only five singles in 25 at-bats, for a .200 average. However, his performance may have been affected by an elbow injury he had received a few days before when he was hit by a pitch in an exhibition game. Williams would never play in a World Series again. Williams served two stints in the United States Marine Corps as a pilot and saw active duty in both World War II and the Korean War, and missed at least five full seasons of baseball. One can only wonder what his stats would have been had he played the whole time. The 1946 World Series of Major League Baseball was played in October, 1946 between the St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate other data such as batting average. ... In baseball, being hit by a pitch refers to the batter being hit in some part of the body by a pitch from the pitcher. ... An exhibition game (also known as an exhibition match or simply exhibition, or a demonstration or demo event) is a sporting event in which there is no competitive value of any significant kind to any competitor (such as tournament or season rankings, or prize money) regardless of the outcome of... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for providing force projection from the sea,[1] using the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces and is one of seven uniformed services. ... In the United States military active duty refers to military members who are currently serving full time in their military capacity. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Belligerents United Nations: Republic of Korea Australia Belgium Canada Colombia Ethiopia France Greece Luxembourg Netherlands New Zealand Philippines South Africa Thailand Turkey United Kingdom United States Naval Support and Military Servicing/Repairs: Japan Medical staff: Denmark Italy Norway India Sweden DPR Korea PR China Soviet Union Commanders Syngman Rhee Chung...


The loss to the Cardinals in game 7 of 1946 World Series is not without controversy as the Cardinals' Enos Slaughter scored the go ahead run all the way from first base on a base hit to left field. The throw from Leon Culberson was cut off by shortstop Johnny Pesky who relayed the ball to the plate just a hair too late. Some say Pesky hesitated or "held the ball" before he turned to throw the ball, but this has been disputed. The 1946 World Series of Major League Baseball was played in October, 1946 between the St. ... Enos Bradsher Slaughter (April 26, 1916 - August 12, 2002) was an American baseball player. ... In Major League Baseball history, Ty Cobb had a record 4,191 hits (later revised to 4,189) by 1928; Pete Rose would surpass it 57 years later, and finish with 4,256 career hits. ... Delbert Leon Culberson (August 6, 1919 - September 17, 1989) was a Major League baseball outfielder. ... John Michael Pesky (born John Michael Paveskovich, September 27, 1919 in Portland, Oregon), nicknamed The Needle, is a former Major League Baseball shortstop/third baseman who played in the American League from 1942 to 1954. ...


The right-field bullpens in Fenway Park were built in part for Williams' left-handed swing, and are sometimes called "Williamsburg." Before this addition to right field, it was over 400 feet (120 m) in that area of the ballpark. People who are left-handed are more dextrous with their left hand than with their right hand: they will probably also use their left hand for tasks such as personal care, cooking, and so on. ...


The Red Sox featured several other players during the 1940s, including SS Johnny Pesky (for whom the right field foul pole in Fenway — "Pesky's Pole" — is affectionately named by fans, and in 2006 the Red Sox officially named it such), 2B Bobby Doerr, and CF Dom DiMaggio (brother of Joe DiMaggio). This article does not cite any references or sources. ... John Michael Pesky (born John Michael Paveskovich, September 27, 1919 in Portland, Oregon), nicknamed The Needle, is a former Major League Baseball shortstop/third baseman who played in the American League from 1942 to 1954. ... The bottom portion of Peskys Pole, with the Green Monster in the background and Fenway Parks right field seats in the foreground, on June 22, 2004 Peskys Pole, or The Pesky Pole, is the nickname for the right field foul pole at Fenway Park, home of the... Robert Pershing Doerr (born April 7, 1918 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Dominic Paolo DiMaggio (born February 12, 1917 in San Francisco, California) is a former Major League Baseball center fielder, and the brother of Joe DiMaggio and Vince DiMaggio. ... Joseph Paul DiMaggio, born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, Jr. ...


The Red Sox narrowly lost the AL pennant in 1948 and 1949. In 1948, they finished in a tie with Cleveland, and their loss to Cleveland in a one-game playoff ended hopes of an all-Boston World Series. Curiously, manager Joseph McCarthy chose journeyman Denny Galehouse to start the playoff game when the young lefty phenom Mel Parnell was available to pitch. In 1949, the Sox were one game ahead of the New York Yankees, with the only two games left for both teams being against each other, and they lost both of those games. Joseph Vincent McCarthy (April 21, 1887 - January 13, 1978) was an American manager in Major League Baseball, most renowned for his leadership of the Bronx Bombers teams of the New York Yankees from 1931 to 1946. ... Dennis Ward Galehouse (December 7, 1911 - October 14, 1998) born in Marshallville, Ohio was a Pitcher for the Cleveland Indians (1934-38), Boston Red Sox (1939-40 and 1947-49) and St. ... Mel Parnell (born June 13, 1922 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as...


The 1950s were viewed as a time of tribulation for the Red Sox. After Williams returned from the Korean War in 1953, many of the best players from the late 1940s had retired or been traded. The stark contrast in the team led critics to call the Red Sox' daily lineup "Ted Williams and the Seven Dwarfs." Also, unlike many other teams, owner Tom Yawkey refused to sign players of African descent, even passing up chances at future Hall-of-Famers Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays, both of whom tried out for Boston and were highly praised by team scouts. Jackie Robinson was even worked out by the team at Fenway Park, however it appeared that owner Tom Yawkey did not want an African American player on his team at that time. Ted Williams hit .388 at the age of 38 in 1957, but there was little else for Boston fans to root for. Williams retired at the end of the 1960 season, famously hitting a home run in his final at-bat as memorialized in the John Updike story "Hub fans bid Kid adieu" The Sox finally became the last Major League team to field an African American player when they promoted infielder Pumpsie Green from their AAA farm team in 1959. Belligerents United Nations: Republic of Korea Australia Belgium Canada Colombia Ethiopia France Greece Luxembourg Netherlands New Zealand Philippines South Africa Thailand Turkey United Kingdom United States Naval Support and Military Servicing/Repairs: Japan Medical staff: Denmark Italy Norway India Sweden DPR Korea PR China Soviet Union Commanders Syngman Rhee Chung... Seven dwarfs or Seven dwarves may refer to: Snow White (as in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, in the Disney production, named Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sneezy, Bashful, Sleepy, and Dopey) Seven Dwarfs (Australian public servants), seven influential Australian politicians. ... World map showing location of Africa A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second_largest continent in both area and population, after Asia. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... Willie Howard Mays, Jr. ... Fenway redirects here. ... Ted Williams & Tom Yawkey Thomas Austin Yawkey, born Thomas Austin (February 21, 1903 - July 9, 1976), was an American industrialist and Major League Baseball executive. ... John Hoyer Updike (born March 18, 1932 in Shillington, Pennsylvania) is an American novelist, poet, short story writer and literary critic. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... An infielder is a baseball player who plays on the infield, the dirt portion of a baseball diamond between first base and third base. ... Topps baseball card - 1960 Series, #317 Elijah Jerry (Pumpsie) Green (born October 27, 1933 in Oakland, California) is a former Major League Baseball backup infielder who played with the Boston Red Sox (1959-62) and New York Mets (1963). ... The farm system is a slang term used in baseball to refer to the systematic control or ownership of minor league baseball clubs by major league teams, who move players from the lowest to the highest classification as they gain experience and enjoy success at each level. ...


1960s

The 1960s also started poorly for the Red Sox, though 1961 saw the debut of Carl "Yaz" Yastrzemski, (uniform #8) who developed into one of the better hitters of a pitching-rich decade. LIFE Magazine chronicles the 1967 season as a news event. ... Carl Yastrzemskis number 8 was retired by the Boston Red Sox in 1989 Carl Michael Yaz Yastrzemski (pronounced ), i. ...


Red Sox fans refer to 1967 as the year of the "Impossible Dream." The slogan refers to the hit song from the popular musical play "Man of La Mancha." The 1967 season is remembered as one of the great pennant races in baseball history because four teams were in the AL pennant race until almost the last game. The team had finished the 1966 season in ninth place, but they found new life with Yastrzemski as the team went to the 1967 World Series. Yastrzemski won the American League Triple Crown (the most recent player to accomplish such a feat) and put forth what is considered one of the best seasons in baseball history. But the Red Sox lost the series — again to the St. Louis Cardinals, in seven games. Legendary pitcher Bob Gibson stymied the Sox winning three games. The Black Crook (1866), considered by some historians to be the first musical[1] Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining music, songs, spoken dialogue and dance. ... Man of La Mancha is a 1965 Broadway musical in one act which tells the story of the classic novel Don Quixote as a play within a play, performed by Miguel de Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition. ... Wikipedia has a number of articles about the history of baseball: Origins of baseball History of baseball in the United States History of baseball outside the United States Baseball in the United Kingdom 1845 to 1868 in baseball Pre-1850s in baseball London Tecumsehs (and origins of baseball in Canada... The 1967 World Series matched the St. ... In baseball, the Triple Crown refers to: A batter who (at seasons end) leads the league in three major categories -- home runs, runs batted in, and batting average. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... This article is about the pitcher. ...


Also during the 1960s, a local Bostonian named Tony Conigliaro slugged 24 home runs as an 18-year-old rookie in 1964. "Tony C" became the youngest player in Major League Baseball to hit his 100th home run, a record that stands today. However, he was struck just above the left cheek bone by a fastball thrown by Jack Hamilton in August 1967. Conigliaro sat out the entire next season with headaches and blurred vision and although he did have a productive season in 1970, he was never the same. Anthony Richard Conigliaro (January 7, 1945 - February 24, 1990), nicknamed Tony C and Conig,[1][2] was a Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the Boston Red Sox (1964-67, 1969-1970, 1975) and California Angels (1971). ... The zygomatic bone (malar bone) is a paired bone of the human skull. ... Jack Edwin Hamilton was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ...


1970s

Soon after the "Impossible Dream", the team began to wear a red hat with a navy blue B and a navy blue brim — sporting them for four seasons from 1975 to 1978 — in contrast to the traditional navy hat with a red B.


Although the Red Sox played competitive baseball for much of the late 1960s and early 1970s, they never finished higher than second place in their division. The closest they came to a divisional title was 1972, when they lost by a half-game to the Detroit Tigers. The start of the season was delayed by a players' strike, and the Red Sox further lost a game to a rainout that was never replayed, which caused the Red Sox to lose the division by a half-game. On October 2, 1972, they also lost the second to last game of the year to the Tigers, 3-1, when Luis Aparicio fell rounding third after Yastremski hit a triple in the third inning, Aparicio tried to scamper back to third but this created an out as Yastremski was already on third. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42, Cobb Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bengals, The Tigs, Motor City Kitties Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Luis Ernesto Aparicio Montiel (born April 29, 1934 in Maracaibo, Zulia State, Venezuela) is a former shortstop in professional baseball and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ...


The Red Sox won the AL pennant in 1975, with Yastrzemski surrounded by other players such as rookie outfielders Jim Rice and Fred Lynn the "Gold Dust Twins," veteran outfielder Dwight Evans "Dewey," catcher Carlton Fisk "Pudge," and pitchers Luis Tiant "Louie" and eccentric junkballer Bill Lee "The Spaceman." With many different personalities in the clubhouse, the 1975 Red Sox were as colorful as they were talented. Fred Lynn won both the American League Rookie of the Year award and the Most Valuable Player award, a feat which had never been accomplished at that time and was not duplicated until Ichiro Suzuki did it in 2001. [21][22][. In the playoffs, the Red Sox swept the Oakland A's. James Edward Jim Rice (born March 8, 1953, in Anderson, South Carolina) is a former baseball player who was with the American Leagues Boston, Red Sox from 1974 to 1989. ... Frederic Michael Fred Lynn (born February 3, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the Boston Red Sox (1974-80), California Angels (1981-84), Baltimore Orioles (1985-88), Detroit Tigers (1988-89) and San Diego Padres (1990). ... 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). ... Carlton Ernest Fisk (born December 26, 1947 in Bellows Falls, Vermont) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for 24 years with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox. ... Luis Tiant (born November 23, 1940? in Marianao, Cuba) (then part of Havana Province, born Luis Clemente Tiant Vega, is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Cleveland Indians (1964-1969), Minnesota Twins (1970), Boston Red Sox (1971-1978), New York Yankees (1979... William Francis Lee III (born December 28, 1946), (nicknamed Spaceman), is an American athlete and retired Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Rookie of the Year may refer to: Rookie of the Year (award), a sports award for the most outstanding rookie in a given season Rookie of the Year (film), a 1993 starring Thomas Ian Nicholas Rookie of the Year (album) by rapper Ya Boy Category: ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... Ichiro Suzuki ), often known simply as Ichiro ), (born October 22, 1973 in Toyoyama, Nishikasugai, Aichi Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese outfielder for the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team. ... Oakland Athletics American League AAA Sacramento River Cats AA Midland RockHounds A Stockton Ports Kane County Cougars Vancouver Canadians R Phoenix Athletics The Oakland Athletics are a Major League Baseball team based in Oakland, California. ...


In the 1975 World Series, they faced the Cincinnati Reds, also known as The Big Red Machine, a team considered a baseball dynasty during the 1970s. Luis Tiant won games 1 and 4 of the World Series but after five games, the Red Sox trailed the series 3 games to 2. Game 6 played at Fenway Park is thought to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, game in postseason history. The Sox were down 6-3 in the bottom of the eighth when pinch hitter Bernie Carbo hit a three run homer into the center field bleachers off Reds fireman Rawly Eastwick to tie the game. In the top of the eleventh inning, right fielder Dwight Evans made a spectacular catch of a Joe Morgan line drive and doubled Ken Griffey Sr. at 1st base to preserve the tie. The Red Sox ultimately prevailed in the bottom of the twelfth inning when Carlton Fisk hit a deep fly ball which sliced towards the left field foul pole above the Green Monster. As the ball sailed into the night, Fisk waved his arms frantically towards fair territory, seemingly pleading with the ball not to go foul. The ball hit probably six inches to the fair side of the foul pole and bedlam ensued at Fenway as Fisk rounded the bases to win the game 7-6. Footage of the Fisk home run is shown again and again on ESPN classic. The 1975 World Series was between the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. ... For other uses, see Cincinnati Reds (disambiguation). ... The Big Red Machine is also the publicly used name of the Hells Angels biker gang. ... Fenway redirects here. ... In baseball, a pinch hitter is a common term for a substitute batter. ... Bernie Carbo - TSN archives. ... Rawly Eastwick (born October 24, 1950 in Camden, New Jersey), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1974-1981. ... The position of the right fielder A right fielder, abbreviated RF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in right field (e. ... 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). ... This article is about the former Major League Baseball player. ... George Kenneth Griffey, Sr. ... Carlton Ernest Fisk (born December 26, 1947 in Bellows Falls, Vermont) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for 24 years with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox. ... This article is about the left-field wall at Fenway Park. ... ESPN Classic features reruns of famous sporting events, sports documentaries, and sports themed movies. ...


The Red Sox lost game 7, 4-3 even though they had an early 3-0 lead. Starting pitcher Bill Lee threw a slow looping curve which he called a "Leephus pitch" or "space ball" to Reds first baseman Tony Perez who hit the ball over the Green Monster and across the street. The Reds scored the winning run in the 9th inning. Carlton Fisk said famously about the 1975 World Series, "We won that thing 3 games to 4." In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of a game. ... This article is about the left-field wall at Fenway Park. ...


1978 American League playoff

In 1978, the Red Sox and the Yankees were involved in a tight pennant race. The Yankees were 14½ games behind the Red Sox in July, and on September 10, after completing a 4-game sweep of the Red Sox (known as "The Boston Massacre"), the Yankees tied for the divisional lead. In sports, the phrase games behind, often abbreviated as GB in tables, is a common way to reflect the gap between a leading team and another team in a sports league, conference, or division. ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


For the final three weeks of the season, the teams fought closely and the lead changed hands several times. By the final day of the season, the Yankees' magic number to win the division was one — which meant either a win over Cleveland or a Boston loss to Toronto would clinch the division for the Yankees. However, New York lost 9-2 and Boston won 5-0, forcing a one-game playoff to be held at Fenway Park on Monday, October 2. In certain sports, a magic number is a number used to indicate how close a front-running team is to clinching a season title. ... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Although Bucky Dent's three-run home run in the 7th inning off Mike Torrez just over the Green Monster — which gave the Yankees their first lead — is the most remembered moment from the game, it was Reggie Jackson's solo home run in the 8th that proved the difference in the Yankees' 5-4 win, which ended with Yastrzemski popping out to Graig Nettles with Rick Burleson representing the tying run at third. Bucky Dent (born November 25, 1951), born Russell Earl ODey, is an American former Major League Baseball player and manager. ... Michael Augistine Torrez (born August 28, 1946 Topeka, KS - ) was a pitcher with a 18 year career from 1967 to 1984. ... This article is about the left-field wall at Fenway Park. ... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946), nicknamed Mr. ... Graig Nettles (born August 20, 1944, in San Diego, California) (nicknamed Puff) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and left-handed batter who played for the Minnesota Twins (1967-69), Cleveland Indians (1970-72), New York Yankees (1973-83), San Diego Padres (1984-86), Atlanta Braves (1987) and... Richard Paul Burleson (born April 29, 1951 in Lynwood, California), nicknamed Rooster, is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball. ...


1986 Season

Main article: 1986 World Series

After the 1978 playoff game, the Red Sox did not reach the postseason for the next seven years. Carl Yastrzemski retired after the 1983 season, during which the Red Sox finished sixth in the seven-team AL East, posting their worst record since 1966. Dates October 18, 1986–October 25, 1986 MVP Ray Knight (New York) Television network NBC Announcers Vin Scully, Joe Garagiola Umpires John Kibler (NL), Jim Evans (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Joe Brinkman (AL), Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL) The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship... Carl Yastrzemskis number 8 was retired by the Boston Red Sox in 1989 Carl Michael Yaz Yastrzemski (pronounced ), i. ...


However, in 1986, it appeared that the team's fortunes were about to change. The team's offense had remained strong with Jim Rice, Dwight Evans, Don Baylor, and future Hall of Famer Wade Boggs. Roger Clemens led the pitching staff, going 24-4 with a 2.48 ERA to win both the American League Cy Young and Most Valuable Player awards. Clemens became the first starting pitcher to win both awards since Vida Blue in 1971. A starting pitcher has not won the MVP award in either league since.[22] James Edward Jim Rice (born March 8, 1953, in Anderson, South Carolina) is a former baseball player who was with the American Leagues Boston, Red Sox from 1974 to 1989. ... 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). ... Donald Edward Baylor (born June 28, 1949) is a Major League Baseball coach and a former player and manager. ... Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ... Wade Anthony Boggs (born June 15, 1958 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball, primarily with the Boston Red Sox. ... William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962, in Dayton, Ohio), is a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, and is one of the preeminent pitchers in Major League history. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The Cy Young Award of the American League, 1983. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... Vida Rochelle Blue Jr. ...


The Red Sox won the AL East for the first time in 11 seasons, prompting a playoff series against the California Angels in the AL Championship Series. The teams split the first two games in Boston, but the Angels won the next two games at their home stadium, taking a 3-1 lead in the series. With the Angels poised to win the series, the Red Sox trailed 5-2 heading into the ninth inning of Game 5. A two-run homer by Baylor cut the lead to one. With two outs and a runner on, and one strike away from elimination, Dave Henderson homered off Donnie Moore to put Boston up 6-5. Although the Angels tied the game in the bottom of the ninth, the Red Sox won in the 11th on a Henderson sacrifice fly off Moore. The Red Sox then found themselves with six- and seven-run wins at Fenway Park in Games 6 and 7 to win the American League title. Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... The 1986 American League Championship Series was a back-and-forth battle between the Boston Red Sox and the California Angels for the right to advance to the 1986 World Series. ... Homerun redirects here. ... David Lee Henderson (born July 21, 1958 in Merced, California, USA), best known as Dave Henderson, is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the Seattle Mariners (1981-86), Boston Red Sox (1986-87), San Francisco Giants (1987), Oakland Athletics (1988-93) and Kansas... Donnie Ray Moore (February 13, 1954 – July 18, 1989) was an American relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago Cubs (1975, 1977-79), St. ... In baseball, a batted ball is considered a sacrifice fly (denoted by SF) if the following four criteria are met: There are fewer than two outs when the ball is hit. ... Fenway redirects here. ...


In the 1986 World Series the Red Sox played the New York Mets. Boston won the first two games in Shea Stadium but lost the next two at Fenway, knotting the series at 2 games apiece. After Bruce Hurst recorded his second victory of the series in Game 5, the Red Sox returned to Shea Stadium looking to garner their first championship in 68 years. However, Game 6 would go down as one of the most devastating losses in club history. After pitching seven strong innings, Clemens was lifted from the game with a 3-2 lead. Years later, Manager John McNamara said Clemens was suffering from a blister and asked to be taken out of the game, a claim Clemens denied. [23] The Mets then scored a run off reliever Calvin Schiraldi to tie the score 3-3. The game went to extra innings, where the Red Sox took a 5-3 lead in the top of the 10th on a solo home run by Henderson, a double by Boggs and an RBI single by second baseman Marty Barrett. After recording two outs in the bottom of the 10th, the Red Sox were one strike away from breaking their championship drought. The champagne was on ice in the Red Sox clubhouse, a graphic appeared on the NBC telecast hailing Barrett as the Player of the Game, and a message even appeared briefly on the Shea Stadium scoreboard congratulating the Red Sox as world champions. After so many years of abject frustration, Red Sox fans around the world could taste victory. However, after three straight singles off Schiraldi and a wild pitch by Bob Stanley, the Mets tied the game at 5. It looked as though the Red Sox would record the third out leaving the score tied when Mookie Wilson hit a slow ground ball to first; the ball rolled through Bill Buckner's legs, allowing Ray Knight to score the winning run from second. While Buckner was singled out as responsible for the loss, many observers — as well as both Wilson and Buckner — have noted that even if Buckner had fielded the ball cleanly, Wilson possibly would still have been safe, leaving the game-winning run at third with two out. Many observers questioned why Buckner was in the game at that point considering he had bad knees and that Dave Stapleton had come in as a late-inning defensive replacement in prior series games. It appeared as though McNamara was trying to reward Buckner for his long and illustrious career by leaving him in the game. After falling behind 3-0, the Mets then won Game 7, concluding the devastating collapse and feeding the myth that the Red Sox were "cursed." Dates October 18, 1986–October 25, 1986 MVP Ray Knight (New York) Television network NBC Announcers Vin Scully, Joe Garagiola Umpires John Kibler (NL), Jim Evans (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Joe Brinkman (AL), Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL) The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42, Shea Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-2008) Citi Field (2009-Present) Polo Grounds... This article is about the home of the New York Mets. ... Bruce Vee Hurst (born March 24, 1958 in St. ... John McNamara was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Calvin Drew Schiraldi (born June 16, 1962 in Houston, Texas) was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Boston Red Sox, is best known for being the losing pitcher of Game 6 and Game 7 of the 1986 World Series. ... Extra innings is the procedure by which a tie is broken in the sport of baseball. ... Martin Glenn Barrett (born June 23, 1958) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman who played with the Boston Red Sox (1982-90) and San Diego Padres (1991). ... This article is about the home of the New York Mets. ... In baseball, a single is the most common type of base hit, accomplished through the act of a batter safely reaching first base by striking the ball and getting to first before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put... In baseball, a wild pitch (WP) is charged to a pitcher when a pitch is too high, too low, or too wide of home plate for the catcher to field capably, thereby allowing one or more runners to advance or to score. ... Robert William Bob Stanley (born November 10, 1954) in Portland, Maine is a former Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher who played with the Boston Red Sox. ... Bill Buckners error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. ... In baseball, a batted ball can be called one of several various things, depending on how it comes off the bat and where in the field it lands. ... For the pitcher who currently plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks, see Billy Buckner. ... Ray Knight (born December 28, 1952 in Albany, Georgia) is a former right-handed Major League Baseball player in the 1970s and 80s. ... David Leslie Stapleton (born January 16, 1954 in Fairhope Alabama) was a Major League Baseball player for the Boston Red Sox from 1980-1986. ...


1988–1991

The Red Sox returned to the postseason in 1988. With the club in fourth place midway through the 1988 season at the All-Star break, manager John McNamara was fired and replaced by Joe Morgan on July 15. Immediately the club won 12 games in a row, and 19 of 20 overall, to surge to the AL East title in what would be referred to as Morgan Magic. But the magic was short-lived, as the team was swept by the Oakland Athletics in the ALCS. Ironically, the MVP of that Series was former Red Sox pitcher and Baseball Hall of Fame player Dennis Eckersley, who saved all four wins for Oakland. Two years later, in 1990, the Red Sox would again win the division and face the Athletics in the ALCS. However, the outcome was the same, with the A's sweeping the ALCS in four straight. For other persons named John McNamara, see John McNamara (disambiguation). ... Joseph Michael Morgan (born November 19, 1930 in Walpole, Massachusetts) is a former infielder, manager, coach and scout in Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... The 1988 American League Championship Series was a best-of-seven series that pitted the Eastern Division Champion Boston Red Sox against the Western Division Champion Oakland Athletics. ... Dennis Lee Eckersley (born October 3, 1954), nicknamed Eck, is a former American Major League Baseball player. ... To save in a sport means to stop a goal or to maintain the lead. ... The 1990 American League Championship Series was a best-of-seven series that matched the Eastern Division Champion Boston Red Sox against the Western Division Champion Oakland Athletics. ...


1992–2001

Tom Yawkey died in 1976, and his wife Jean Yawkey took control of the team until her death in 1992. Their initials are shown in two stripes on the Left field wall in Morse code. [24][ After Jean Yawkey's death, control of the team passed to the Yawkey Trust, led by John Harrington. The trust sold the team in 2002, concluding 70 years of Yawkey ownership. Jean R. Yawkey (January 1, 1909 - February 2, 1992) was a native of Brooklyn, New York. ... This article is about the left-field wall at Fenway Park. ... 1922 Chart of the Morse Code Letters and Numerals Morse code is a method for transmitting telegraphic information, using standardized sequences of short and long elements to represent the letters, numerals, punctuation and special characters of a message. ... John Harrington was the former CEO of the Boston Red Sox. ...


In 1994, General Manager Lou Gorman was replaced by Dan Duquette, a Massachusetts native who had worked for the Montreal Expos. Duquette revived the team's farm system, which during his tenure produced players such as Nomar Garciaparra, Carl Pavano, and David Eckstein. [25][ Duquette also spent money on free agents, notably an eight-year, $160 million deal for Manny Ramírez after the 2000 season. James G. Lou Gorman is a former general manager of the Boston Red Sox. ... Dan Duquette is a former general manager of the Boston Red Sox. ... This article describes the now defunct Canadian baseball team. ... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... Anthony Nomar Garciaparra[1] (born July 23, 1973, in Whittier, California)[2] is an American baseball player who currently plays third base for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... David Mark Eckstein, (born January 20, 1975 in Sanford, Florida), is a Major League Baseball shortstop for the Toronto Blue Jays. ... For other persons of the same name, see Manuel Ramirez. ...


Many fans were upset when Roger Clemens and Mo Vaughn left the team as free agents. After Clemens had turned 30 and then had four seasons, 1993-96, which were by his standards mediocre at best, Duquette said the pitcher was entering "the twilight of his career."[26][ Clemens went on to pitch well for another ten years and win four more Cy Young awards. In 1999, Duquette called Fenway Park "economically obsolete" and, along with Red Sox ownership, led a push for a new stadium. Despite support from the Massachusetts Legislature and other politicians, issues with buying out neighboring property and steadfast opposition within Boston's city council eventually doomed the project.[citation needed] William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962, in Dayton, Ohio), is a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, and is one of the preeminent pitchers in Major League history. ... [[:Template:Mlbretired]] Maurice Samuel Mo Vaughn (born December 15, 1967 in Norwalk, Connecticut), nicknamed Hit Dog, (a nickname given to him by his Omega Psi Phi fraternity brothers at Seton Hall University) was a Major League Baseball first baseman from 1991 to 2003. ... In sports, a free agent is a player whose contract with a team has run out and is now free to sign with another team. ... For other uses, see Twilight (disambiguation). ... For the Major League Baseball award, see Cy Young Award. ... The Massachusetts General Court is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ...


On the field, the Red Sox had some success during this period, but were unable to return to the World Series. In 1995, they won the newly-realigned American League East, finishing seven games ahead of the Yankees. However, they were swept in three games in a series against the Cleveland Indians. Their postseason losing streak reached 13 straight games, dating back to the 1986 World Series. The American League East Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... For other uses, see Cleveland Indians (disambiguation). ... Dates October 18, 1986–October 25, 1986 MVP Ray Knight (New York) Television network NBC Announcers Vin Scully, Joe Garagiola Umpires John Kibler (NL), Jim Evans (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Joe Brinkman (AL), Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL) The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship...


The 1996 season certainly had its individual highlights. Roger Clemens tied his major league record by fanning 20 Detroit Tigers on September 18 in what would prove to be one of his final appearances in a Red Sox uniform. Mo Vaughn had another All-Star season (.326 batting average, 44 home runs, 143 runs batted in) and newcomer Heathcliff Slocumb saved 31 games. Unfortunately, the Red Sox lost 19 of their first 25 games and finished third with an 85-77 record. They led the league in unearned runs. Even so, home attendance increased over 1995, to 2.3 million fans. Out of contention in 1997, the team traded closer Slocum to Seattle for catching prospect Jason Varitek and right-handed pitcher Derek Lowe. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42, Cobb Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bengals, The Tigs, Motor City Kitties Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Heathcliff Slocumb (born June 7, 1966 in Jamaica, New York) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher. ... Jason Andrew Varitek (born April 11, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is an American baseball player. ... Derek Christopher Lowe (born June 1, 1973 in Dearborn, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ...


In 1998, the Red Sox dealt pitchers Tony Armas, Jr. and Carl Pavano to the Montreal Expos in exchange for pitcher Pedro Martínez. Martínez became the anchor of the team's pitching staff and turned in several outstanding seasons. In 1998, the team won the American League Wild Card, but again lost the American League Division Series to the Indians. This article is about the player in baseball. ... Antonio José Armas (born April 29, 1978), better known as Tony Armas, Jr. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article describes the now defunct Canadian baseball team. ... This article is about the multiple All-Star/Cy Young right-handed pitcher. ... In North American professional sports leagues, the term wild card refers to a team that qualifies for the championship playoffs without winning their specific subdivision (usually called a conference or division) outright. ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Division Series (ALDS) determines which two teams from the American League will advance to the American League Championship Series. ...


A year later, the 1999 Red Sox were finally able to overturn their fortunes against the Indians. Cleveland took a 2-0 series lead, but Boston won the next three games behind strong pitching by Derek Lowe, Pedro Martínez and his brother Ramón Martínez. Game 4's 23-7 win by the Red Sox was the highest-scoring playoff game in major league history. Game 5 began with the Indians taking a 5-2 lead after two innings, but Pedro Martínez, nursing a shoulder injury, came on in the fourth inning and pitched six innings without allowing a hit while the team's offense rallied for a 12-8 win behind two home runs and seven RBIs from outfielder Troy O'Leary . After the ALDS victory, the Red Sox lost the American League Championship Series to the Yankees, four games to one. The one bright spot was a lopsided win for the Sox in the much-hyped Martinez-Clemens game, although many Red Sox fans remember the series as one in which the umpires made several suspicious calls in the Yankees' favor. The 1999 Red Sox team was not predicted to surpass the success of the previous year, this was due to the fact that the team lost slugger Mo Vaughn to the Angels with free agency. ... Derek Christopher Lowe (born June 1, 1973 in Dearborn, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Ramón E Martínez is a shortstop who currently plays with the Detroit Tigers and has a career batting average of . ... Troy Franklin OLeary (born August 4, 1969 in Compton, California) is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball who played with the Milwaukee Brewers (1993-94), Boston Red Sox (1995-2001), Montreal Expos (2002) and Chicago Cubs (2003). ... ALCS redirects here. ...


In 2000, the Red Sox failed to take advantage of Nomar Garciaparra's career year and Pedro Martínez's historic season (18-6, 1.74 ERA, and his third Cy Young Award). Despite a few other standouts, they stumbled to an 85-77 clip. In 2001, though the Red Sox got an outstanding performance from new acquisition Manny Ramírez and a good year from Trot Nixon, Garciaparra played only a meager 21 games, and Martinez pitched just 116 innings. To top it off, the Red Sox fired manager Jimy Williams and replaced him with pitching coach Joe Kerrigan, under whom they went 17-26. Anthony Nomar Garciaparra[1] (born July 23, 1973, in Whittier, California)[2] is an American baseball player who currently plays third base for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... This article is about the multiple All-Star/Cy Young right-handed pitcher. ... For other persons of the same name, see Manuel Ramirez. ... Christopher Trotman Trot Nixon (born April 11, 1974 in Durham, North Carolina) is an outfielder for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. ... James Francis Jimy Williams (born October 4, 1943 in Santa Maria, California) is a former manager in Major League Baseball. ... In baseball, a number of coaches assist in the smooth functioning of a team. ... Joe Kerrigan (born November 30, 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is longtime pitching coach and former professional relief pitcher. ...


2002-present

2002: Henry comes to Boston

In 2002, the Red Sox were sold by Yawkey trustee and president Harrington to a consortium headed by principal owner John Henry. Tom Werner served as executive chairman, Larry Lucchino served as president and CEO, serving as vice chairman was Les Otten. Within twenty-four hours, Dan Duquette was fired as GM of the club on February 28, with former Angels GM Mike Port taking the interim helm for the 2002 season. A week later manager Joe Kerrigan was fired and replaced by Grady Little. John Henry is the current owner of the Boston Red Sox. ... Thomas C. Tom Werner (born April 12, 1950 in New Jersey) is an American television producer and businessman. ... Lawrence Lucchino, (born 6 September 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is the current President and C.E.O. of the Boston Red Sox, and a member of John W. Henrys ownership group. ... A chairperson is the political correct term for the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... Les Otten is the former (2002-07) vice chairman and a minority partner of the Boston Red Sox American Major League Baseball franchise, but he is probably best known for his career in the skiing industry. ... is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael D. Port is vice president, umpiring for American Major League Baseball and a former front-office executive for three MLB clubs. ...


While nearly all offseason moves were made under Dan Duquette, such as signing outfielder Johnny Damon away from the Oakland A's, the new ownership made additions after their purchase of the team, including trading for outfielder Cliff Floyd and relief pitcher Alan Embree. Nomar Garciaparra, Manny Ramírez, and Floyd (in limited time) all hit well, while Pedro Martínez put up his usual outstanding numbers. Derek Lowe, newly converted into a starter, won 20 games -- becoming the first player to save 20 games and win 20 games in back-to-back seasons. The Red Sox won 93 games but they finished 10 1/2 games behind the Yankees for the division and 6 behind the Angels for the wild card. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Cornelius Clifford Floyd Cornelius Clifford Floyd (December 5, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois) is a left fielder for the Chicago Cubs. ... Alan Duane Embree (born January 23, 1970 in The Dalles, Oregon) is a middle relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Anthony Nomar Garciaparra[1] (born July 23, 1973, in Whittier, California)[2] is an American baseball player who currently plays third base for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... For other persons of the same name, see Manuel Ramirez. ... This article is about the multiple All-Star/Cy Young right-handed pitcher. ... Derek Christopher Lowe (born June 1, 1973 in Dearborn, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ...


In the off season, Port was replaced by Yale graduate Theo Epstein after Oakland's Billy Beane turned down the position. At the age of 28, Epstein became the youngest general manager in the history of the Major Leagues up to that point. He was raised in Brookline. Yale redirects here. ... Theo N. Epstein (born December 29, 1973 in New York City) is the Executive Vice President/General Manager of the Boston Red Sox. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... William Lamar Billy Beane (born March 29, 1962 in Orlando, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball player and the current general manager of the Oakland Athletics. ... Location in Norfolk County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Norfolk Settled 1638 Incorporated 1705 Government  - Type Representative town meeting Area  - Total 6. ...


2003

The Red Sox celebrate their clinching of the 2003 AL Wild Card with a victory over the Baltimore Orioles.
The Red Sox celebrate their clinching of the 2003 AL Wild Card with a victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

The "Idiots" of 2004 arose out of the "Cowboy Up" team of 2003, a nickname derived from first baseman Kevin Millar's challenge to his teammates to show more determination.[27] In addition to Millar, the team's offense was so deep that eventual 2003 batting champion Bill Mueller was 7th in the lineup behind sluggers Manny Ramírez and the newly acquired David Ortiz. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... Kevin Charles Millar (born September 24, 1971, in Los Angeles, California) is a professional first baseman who plays for the Baltimore Orioles and is perhaps best known as a member of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox. ... William Richard Mueller [MILL-er] (born March 17, 1971) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman. ... For other persons of the same name, see Manuel Ramirez. ... David Ortiz (IPA , or roughly or-TEES, according to Latin American pronunciation) (born November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as David Américo Ortiz Arias), is a Major League Baseball designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ...


Ortiz started the season as a platoon player with Mueller, Shea Hillenbrand, and Jeremy Giambi, collectively playing first and third base. However, Hillenbrand became upset with his lack of playing time. GM Theo Epstein, noting that Mueller was hitting very well in his limited role, traded Hillenbrand to the Arizona Diamondbacks for pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim. Receiving much more playing time following the trade, Ortiz settled down and contributed significantly in the second half of the season. Epstein's decision ended up greatly benefiting the team, as the Red Sox broke many batting records[28] and won the AL Wild Card on September 25 with a victory over the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway. Shea Matthew Hillenbrand (born July 27, 1975) is a Major League Baseball first baseman/third baseman who plays for the Toronto Blue Jays. ... Jeremy Dean Giambi (born September 30, 1974 in Fullerton, California) is a Major League Baseball player. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ... This article is about the player in baseball. ... Byung-Hyun Kim (born January 21, 1979 in Gwangju, South Korea) is a right-handed pitcher who has played for the Colorado Rockies since 2005. ... is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ...


In the 2003 American League Division Series, the Red Sox rallied from a 0-2 series deficit against the Oakland Athletics to win the best-of-five series. Derek Lowe, who had become a starter after several years as a relief pitcher, returned to his former role to save Game 5, a 4-3 victory, by striking out the A's Terrence Long with the tying run on third base. The team then faced the New York Yankees in the 2003 American League Championship Series. In the deciding seventh game, Boston led 5-2 in the eighth inning, but Pedro Martínez, who was still pitching into the 8th inning, allowed three runs to tie the game, including a two-run bloop double by Jorge Posada. The Red Sox could not score off Mariano Rivera over the last three innings and eventually lost the game 6-5 when Yankee third baseman Aaron Boone hit a solo home run off Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield. In the 2003 American League Division Series, the Boston Red Sox defeated the Oakland Athletics 3 games to 2, while the New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins 3 games to 1. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Derek Christopher Lowe (born June 1, 1973 in Dearborn, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of a game. ... A Terrence Long autographed baseball card. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The 2003 American League Championship Series was played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees from October 8 to October 16, 2003. ... This article is about the multiple All-Star/Cy Young right-handed pitcher. ... Jorge Rafael Posada Villeta (born August 17, 1971 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a switch-hitting catcher and 6-time All Star who plays for the New York Yankees. ... Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969, in Panama City, Panama) is a professional baseball player. ... The position of the third baseman “Third base” redirects here. ... Aaron John Boone (born March 9, 1973 in La Mesa, California) is a major league third baseman who plays for the Florida Marlins. ... Timothy Stephen Wakefield (born August 2, 1966 in Melbourne, Florida) is a right-handed knuckleball pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played with the Boston Red Sox since 1995. ...


Some placed the blame for the loss on manager Grady Little[29] for failing to remove Martínez in the 8th inning after some observers believe he began to show signs of tiring. Others credited Little with the team's successful season and dramatic come-from-behind victory in the ALDS. Nevertheless, Boston's management decided a change was in order. Little's contract expired after the season, and the organization decided not to exercise his option. He was replaced by former Philadelphia Phillies manager Terry Francona. William Grady Little (born March 30, 1950 in Abilene, Texas) is a manager in Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... Terry Jon Tito Francona (born April 22, 1959, in Aberdeen, South Dakota) is a Major League Baseball manager. ...


2004

During the 2003-04 offseason, the Red Sox acquired another ace pitcher, Curt Schilling, and a closer, Keith Foulke. Expectations once again ran high that 2004 would be the year that the Red Sox ended their championship drought. The regular season started well in April, but through mid-season the team struggled due to injuries, inconsistency and defensive woes. The Boston Red Sox 2004 season is the 103rd Major League Baseball season for the Boston Red Sox franchise. ... Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... Keith Charles Foulke [FOLK] (born October 19, 1972 in Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota) is a retired Major League relief pitcher. ...


Management shook up the team at the MLB trading deadline on July 31, when they traded the team's popular yet often injured shortstop, Nomar Garciaparra, to the Chicago Cubs, receiving Orlando Cabrera of the Montreal Expos and Doug Mientkiewicz of the Minnesota Twins in return. In a separate transaction, the Red Sox also traded minor leaguer Henri Stanley to the Los Angeles Dodgers for center fielder Dave Roberts. Many Sox fans initially blasted the trade as bringing the team inadequate compensation for Garciaparra. However, the club would turn things around soon after, winning twenty-two out of twenty-five games and qualifying for the playoffs as the AL Wild Card. Players and fans affectionately referred to the players as "The Idiots," a term coined by Johnny Damon and Kevin Millar during the playoff push to describe the team's eclectic roster and devil-may-care attitude toward their supposed curse. is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Anthony Nomar Garciaparra[1] (born July 23, 1973, in Whittier, California)[2] is an American baseball player who currently plays third base for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... Orlando Luis Cabrera (born November 2, 1974 in Cartagena, Colombia) is a Major League Baseball shortstop who plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ... This article describes the now defunct Canadian baseball team. ... Douglas Andrew Mientkiewicz [men-KAY-vich] (born June 19, 1974 in Toledo, Ohio) is a Polish American first baseman who is a free agent in Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... Dave Roberts, born David Ray Roberts (May 31, 1972 in Okinawa, Japan), is a Major League Baseball center fielder who plays for the San Diego Padres. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kevin Charles Millar (born September 24, 1971, in Los Angeles, California) is a professional first baseman who plays for the Baltimore Orioles and is perhaps best known as a member of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox. ... Babe Ruth — The Bambino The Curse of the Bambino (1918-2004) was a superstition cited, often jokingly, as a reason for the failure of the Boston Red Sox baseball team to win the World Series in the 86 year period from 1918 until 2004. ...


Boston began the postseason by sweeping the AL West champion Anaheim Angels in the ALDS. However, Curt Schilling suffered a torn ankle tendon in Game 1 when he was hit by a line drive. The injury was exacerbated when Schilling fielded a ball rolling down the first base line. In the third game of the series, what looked to be a blowout turned out to be a nail-biter, as Vladimir Guerrero hit a grand slam off Mike Timlin in the 7th inning to tie the game. However, David Ortiz hit a walk-off two-run homer in the 10th inning to win the game. The Red Sox advanced to a rematch in the 2004 American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees. The American League West Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... The 2004 American League Division Series (ALDS), the opening round of the 2004 American League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 5, and ended on Saturday, October 9, with the champions of the three AL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... For other uses, see Tendon (disambiguation). ... Vladimir Alvino Guerrero (born February 9, 1976 in Don Gregorio, Nizao, Dominican Republic), nicknamed Vladdy, Super Vlad,Vlad The Impaler, Bad Vlad, and known in his native Dominican Republic as Miquéas (Spanish for Micah), is a Major League Baseball right fielder who plays for the Los Angeles Angels of... Michael August (Mike) Timlin (born March 10, 1966 in Midland, Texas) is a middle relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox since 2003. ... David Ortiz (IPA , or roughly or-TEES, according to Latin American pronunciation) (born November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as David Américo Ortiz Arias), is a Major League Baseball designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ... The 2004 American League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as...


The series started very poorly for the Red Sox. Schilling, pitching with an injured ankle, was routed for six runs in three innings. Yankees starter Mike Mussina had six perfect innings, and despite Boston's best efforts to come back, they ended up losing 10-7. In Game 2, with his Yankees leading 1-0 for most of the game, John Olerud hit a two-run home run to put New York up for good. Following this, the Red Sox were down three games to none after a crushing 19-8 loss in Game 3 at home. In that game, the two clubs set the record for most runs scored in a League Championship Series game. At that point in the history of baseball, no team had come back to win from a 3-0 series deficit. In Game 4, the Red Sox found themselves facing elimination, trailing 4-3 in the ninth with Yankees closer Mariano Rivera on the mound. After Rivera issued a walk to Kevin Millar, Dave Roberts came on to pinch run and promptly stole second base. He then scored on an RBI single by Bill Mueller which sent the game to extra innings. The Red Sox went on to win the game on a two-run home run by David Ortiz in the 12th inning. In Game 5, the Red Sox were again down late (by the score of 4-2) as a result of Derek Jeter's bases-clearing triple. But the Sox struck back in the eighth, as Ortiz hit a homer over the Green Monster to bring the Sox within a run. Then Jason Varitek hit a sacrifice fly to bring home Dave Roberts, scoring the tying run. The game would go for 14 innings, featuring many squandered opportunities on both sides. In the bottom of the 14th, Ortiz would again seal the win with an RBI single that brought home Damon. The 14-inning game set the record for the longest American League Championship Series game ever played. Michael Cole (Mike) Mussina (born December 8, 1968 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania), nicknamed Moose, is a Major League starting pitcher, currently with the New York Yankees. ... John Garrett Olerud (nicknamed Big Rude and Johnny O (born August 5, 1968 in Seattle, Washington) is a retired American first baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Bengie Molina of the Anaheim Angels (in gray and red) scores a run by touching home plate after rounding all the bases. ... Mariano Rivera is the closing pitcher for the New York Yankees. ... Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969, in Panama City, Panama) is a professional baseball player. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1988. ... “RBI” redirects here. ... In baseball, a single is the most common type of base hit, accomplished through the act of a batter safely reaching first base by striking the ball and getting to first before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put... William Richard Mueller [MILL-er] (born March 17, 1971) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman. ... Derek Sanderson Jeter (pronounced , born June 26, 1974) is an American Major League Baseball player. ... Jason Andrew Varitek (born April 11, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is an American baseball player. ...


With the series returning to Yankee Stadium for Game 6, the comeback continued with Schilling pitching on a bad ankle. The three sutures in Schilling's ankle bled throughout the game, making his sock appear bloody red. Schilling struck out four, walked none, and only allowed one run over seven innings to lead the team to victory. Mark Bellhorn also helped in the effort as he hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning. In the bottom of the ninth, the Yankees staged a rally and brought former Red Sox player Tony Clark to the plate as the potential winning run. Keith Foulke, pitching for the third day in a row, struck out Clark to end the game and force the deciding Game 7. In this game, the Red Sox completed their historic comeback owing to the strength of Derek Lowe's one-hit, one-run pitching and Damon's two home runs (including a grand slam in the second inning). The New York Yankees were defeated 10-3. Ortiz, who had the game winning RBIs in Games 4 and 5, was named ALCS Most Valuable Player. The Red Sox joined the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs and 1975 New York Islanders as the only professional sports teams in history to win a best-of-seven games series after being down three games to none. This page is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ... Mark Christian Bellhorn (born August 23, 1974 in Weymouth, Massachusetts) is a second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. ... Tony Clark, born Anthony Christopher Clark (June 15, 1972 in Newton, Kansas) is a Major League Baseball first baseman who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks (since 2005). ... Derek Christopher Lowe (born June 1, 1973 in Dearborn, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... Professional sports began at North Panola High School in the early 1600s. ...


The Red Sox faced the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2004 World Series. The Cardinals had posted the best record in MLB in 2004, and had previously defeated the Red Sox in the 1946 and 1967 World Series. The Sox began the series with an 11-9 win, marked by Mark Bellhorn's game-winning home-run off of Pesky's Pole. It was the highest scoring World Series opening game ever (breaking the previous record set in 1932). The Red Sox would go on to win Game 2 in Boston thanks to another great performance by the bloody-socked Curt Schilling. In Game 3, Pedro Martínez (in his first World Series performance) shut out the Cardinals for seven innings and led Boston to a 4-1 victory. In Game 4, the Red Sox did not allow a single run, and the game ended as Edgar Rentería hit the ball back to closer Keith Foulke. After Foulke lobbed the ball to first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz, the Sox had won their first World Championship in 86 years. Boston held the Cardinals' offense to only three runs in the final three games and never trailed in the series. Manny Ramírez was named World Series MVP. To add a final, surreal touch to Boston's championship season, on the night of Game 4 a total lunar eclipse colored the moon red over Busch Stadium. The Red Sox won the title about eleven minutes before totality ended. Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Dates October 23, 2004–October 27, 2004 MVP Manny Ramírez (Boston) Television network Fox Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires Ed Montague (Crew Chief), Dale Scott, Brian Gorman, Chuck Meriwether, Gerry Davis, Charlie Reliford The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams... The 1946 World Series of Major League Baseball was played in October, 1946 between the St. ... The 1967 World Series matched the St. ... The bottom portion of Peskys Pole, with the Green Monster in the background and Fenway Parks right field seats in the foreground, on June 22, 2004 Peskys Pole, or The Pesky Pole, is the nickname for the right field foul pole at Fenway Park, home of the... The 1932 World Series was the twenty-ninth edition of baseballs annual World Series championship final. ... Edgar Enrique Rentería (pronounced as IPA: ) (born August 7, 1975 in Barranquilla, Colombia) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who plays for the Atlanta Braves (as of 2006). ... For other persons of the same name, see Manuel Ramirez. ... The World Series MVP Award is given to the player who most contributes to his teams success in the World Series. ... An eclipse occurs whenever the Sun, Earth and Moon line up exactly. ... This article is about the current sports venue in St. ...


The Red Sox held a "rolling rally" for the team on Saturday, October 30, 2004. A crowd of more than three million people[citation needed] filled the streets of Boston to celebrate as the team rode on the city's famous Duck Boats. The Red Sox earned many accolades from the sports media and throughout the nation for their incredible season. In December, Sports Illustrated named the Boston Red Sox the 2004 Sportsmen of the Year. is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... DUKW DUKW for the Boston Duck Tour The DUKW (popularly pronounced DUCK) is a six-wheel-drive amphibious truck that was originally designed inside General Motors Corporation during World War II for transporting goods and troops over land and water and for use approaching and crossing beaches in amphibious attacks. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsman of the Year award to the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement. ...


2005–2006

After winning its first World Series in 86 years, Red Sox management was left with the challenge of dealing with a number of high-profile free agents. Pedro Martínez, Derek Lowe, and Orlando Cabrera were replaced with David Wells, Matt Clement, and Edgar Rentería, respectively. The club re-signed its catcher, Jason Varitek, and named him team captain. On April 11, the Red Sox opened their home season with a ring ceremony and the unveiling of their 2004 World Series Championship banner. Their opponent that day was the New York Yankees - the team the Red Sox had won four straight games against in 2004 to win the ALCS. The 2005 Boston Red Sox season comes on the heels of their 2004 World Series championship. ... Location Fenway Park (Since 1912) Boston, Massachusetts (Since 1901) 2006 Information Owner(s) John Henry Tom Werner Larry Lucchino Manager(s) Terry Francona Local television NESN Local radio WRKO WROL (Spanish) The Boston Red Sox 2006 season included the Boston Red Sox attempting to win the American League East division. ... This article is about the multiple All-Star/Cy Young right-handed pitcher. ... Derek Christopher Lowe (born June 1, 1973 in Dearborn, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Orlando Luis Cabrera (born November 2, 1974 in Cartagena, Colombia) is a Major League Baseball shortstop who plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ... This article is about David Wells, American baseball player. ... Matthew Paul Clement [clu-MENT] (born August 12, 1974 in McCandless Township, Pennsylvania) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... Edgar Enrique Rentería (pronounced as IPA: ) (born August 7, 1975 in Barranquilla, Colombia) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who plays for the Atlanta Braves (as of 2006). ... Jason Andrew Varitek (born April 11, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is an American baseball player. ... In team sports, a captain is an honorary title given to the member of the team primarily responsible for strategy and teamwork while the game is in progress on the field. ...


Pitchers Curt Schilling and Keith Foulke, key players in the previous year's playoff drive, spent large parts of the season on the disabled list. More of the team's struggles stemmed from the declining performances of some of its key role players: first baseman Kevin Millar (only 9 home runs), second baseman Mark Bellhorn (struck out once every 2.6 AB), and setup man Alan Embree (7.65 ERA). Without Foulke and Embree anchoring the pen, Theo Epstein took a chance on a number of journeymen who failed to bring stability. For much of the season Boston held first place in the AL East but down the stretch the team struggled, squandering its lead over the Yankees and allowing the Cleveland Indians to close the gap in the Wild Card race. The division crown would be decided on the last weekend of the season, with the Yankees coming to Fenway Park with a one-game lead in the standings. The Red Sox won two of the three games to finish the season with the same record as the Yankees, 95-67. However, a playoff was not needed. The Indians had a record of 93-69, thus qualifying both the Yankees and Red Sox for the playoffs. Since the Yankees had won the season series, 10-9, they won the division, whereas the Red Sox settled for the Wild Card. The Red Sox faced the AL Central champion Chicago White Sox in the first round of the playoffs but were swept in three games. Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... Keith Charles Foulke [FOLK] (born October 19, 1972 in Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota) is a retired Major League relief pitcher. ... In baseball, the disabled list (a. ... Kevin Charles Millar (born September 24, 1971, in Los Angeles, California) is a professional first baseman who plays for the Baltimore Orioles and is perhaps best known as a member of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox. ... Mark Christian Bellhorn (born August 23, 1974 in Weymouth, Massachusetts) is a second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. ... In baseball, a setup pitcher (or set-up pitcher, sometimes called the setup man) is a relief pitcher who regularly pitches before the closer. ... Alan Duane Embree (born January 23, 1970 in The Dalles, Oregon) is a middle relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... The American League East Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... For other uses, see Cleveland Indians (disambiguation). ... The American League Central Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) (Chicago) White Stockings (1901-1903 *From 1900 to 1903, the official name did not contain the city name of Chicago...


On October 31, 2005, general manager Theo Epstein resigned on the last day of his contract, reportedly turning down a three-year, $4.5 million contract extension. On Thanksgiving evening, the Red Sox officially announced the acquisition of pitcher Josh Beckett from the Florida Marlins. Boston also added third baseman Mike Lowell and relief pitcher Guillermo Mota in the deal, while sending minor league prospects Hanley Ramírez, Aníbal Sánchez, Jesús Delgado, and Harvey García to the Marlins. On December 7, the Sox traded backup catcher Doug Mirabelli to the San Diego Padres for second baseman Mark Loretta (the team would later reacquire Mirabelli in May 2006). On December 8, the Sox gave up on Edgar Rentería, trading him and cash to the Atlanta Braves for third base prospect Andy Marte. On December 20, Johnny Damon declined arbitration and a few days later signed a four-year, $52 million deal with the New York Yankees. With Mike Lowell now on board, the Sox let Bill Mueller go via free agency to the Dodgers. Meanwhile, Kevin Millar was not offered arbitration and signed with the Baltimore Orioles. is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Theo N. Epstein (born December 29, 1973 in New York City) is the Executive Vice President/General Manager of the Boston Red Sox. ... For the Canadian holiday, see Thanksgiving (Canada). ... Joshua Patrick Beckett (born May 15, 1980), nicknamed Big-Game Beckett [1], is a right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... Michael Averett Lowell (born February 24, 1974 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball third baseman born in Puerto Rico of Cuban descent. ... Guillermo Mota (born July 25, 1973 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher who is currently a member of the Cleveland Indians. ... Hanley Ramírez (born December 23, 1983, in Samana, Dominican Republic) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball for the Florida Marlins. ... Anibal Alejandro Sanchez or Aníbal Alejandro Sánchez, Jr. ... Douglas Anthony Mirabelli (born October 18, 1970 in Kingman, Arizona) is a Major League Baseball catcher who currently plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Mark David Loretta (born August 14, 1971 in Santa Monica, California) is a second baseman in Major League Baseball who plays for the Houston Astros. ... Edgar Enrique Rentería (pronounced as IPA: ) (born August 7, 1975 in Barranquilla, Colombia) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who plays for the Atlanta Braves (as of 2006). ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Andy Manuel Marte (born October 21, 1983 in Villa Tapia, Dominican Republic) is an infielder in Major League Baseball. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... William Richard Mueller [MILL-er] (born March 17, 1971) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman. ... Kevin Charles Millar (born September 24, 1971, in Los Angeles, California) is a professional first baseman who plays for the Baltimore Orioles and is perhaps best known as a member of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ...

Cow in Boston decorated to celebrate the Red Sox, 2006
Cow in Boston decorated to celebrate the Red Sox, 2006

On January 19, 2006, the Red Sox announced that Theo Epstein would be rejoining the Red Sox in a "full-time baseball operations capacity" and, five days later, he was renamed General Manager. The Sox signed Bronson Arroyo to a three-year contract, but later traded him to the Reds for outfielder Wily Mo Peña. Veteran shortstop Alex González was signed to a one-year contract to replace Edgar Rentería. The team also filled the vacancy in center field left by Johnny Damon's departure by trading Mota, Marte, and prospect Kelly Shoppach to the Cleveland Indians for center fielder Coco Crisp, relief pitcher David Riske, and backup catcher Josh Bard. However, Crisp fractured his left index finger after playing only the first five games of the 2006 season. Crisp would miss over 50 games during the season and did not live up to expectations. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1379 KB) Cow painted to celebrate the Boston Red Sox. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1379 KB) Cow painted to celebrate the Boston Red Sox. ... is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Theo N. Epstein (born December 29, 1973 in New York City) is the Executive Vice President/General Manager of the Boston Red Sox. ... Bronson Anthony Arroyo [ah-ROY-yoh] (born February 24, 1977 in Key West, Florida), is a popular Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds and a rock musician. ... Wilfredo Modesto Wily Mo Peña (b. ... For the other professional infielder named Alex Gonzalez, see Alex S. Gonzalez   Alexander González (born February 15, 1977 in Cagua, Aragua State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball shortstop who plays for the Cincinnati Reds. ... Edgar Enrique Rentería (pronounced as IPA: ) (born August 7, 1975 in Barranquilla, Colombia) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who plays for the Atlanta Braves (as of 2006). ... Kelly Brian Shoppach (pronounced SHOP-ick) (born April 29, 1980 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a right-handed hitting and throwing catcher who plays in the Cleveland Indians organization of Major League Baseball. ... Covelli Loyce Coco Crisp (born November 1, 1979, in Los Angeles, California) is a Major League Baseball center fielder for the Boston Red Sox. ... David Riske (born October 23, 1976, in Renton, Washington), is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher and currently a free agent. ... Joshua David Bard (born March 30, 1978, in Ithaca, New York) is a catcher for the San Diego Padres. ... The CRISP thesaurus maintained by the Office of Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health is a public domain collection of lists with the terms used in biological and medical research. ... The second digit of a human hand is also referred to as the index finger, pointer finger, forefinger, trigger finger, digitus secundus, or digitus II. It is located between the first and third digits - that is, between the thumb and the middle finger. ...


Third baseman Mike Lowell rediscovered his offense after a difficult season in Florida, and together with shortstop Alex Gonzalez, second baseman Mark Loretta, and new first baseman Kevin Youkilis, the Red Sox had one of the best-fielding infields in Major League Baseball. On June 30, Boston set a major league record of 17 straight errorless games. This streak helped the Red Sox commit the fewest errors in the American League in 2006. During this span, they also recorded 12 consecutive victories, all in interleague play. The winning streak was the third longest in club history, behind only the 15 wins posted by the 1946 club and 13 victories in 1948. The Red Sox were well represented in the 2006 All-Star Game. David Ortiz and Mark Loretta started for the American League squad. Manny Ramírez, though elected to a starting role, did not appear due to a knee injury. Michael Averett Lowell (born February 24, 1974 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball third baseman born in Puerto Rico of Cuban descent. ... Kevin Edmund Youkilis (born March 15, 1979, in Cincinnati, Ohio), nicknamed Youk and The Greek God of Walks, is an American Major League Baseball player. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Interleague Play Logo Interleague play is the term used to describe regular season Major League Baseball games played with teams in different leagues, introduced in 1997. ... In sports, a winning streak refers to a consecutive number of games won. ... An all-star game is an exhibition game played by the best players in their respective sports league. ... For other uses, see Knee (disambiguation). ...


One of the brightest spots of the 2006 season was the emergence of new closer Jonathan Papelbon. The 25-year old rookie fireballer was given the chance to save the April 5 game against the Texas Rangers. Two months later, he had saved 20 games in a row. On September 1, Papelbon left the game after experiencing shoulder pain. He would eventually be shut down for the rest of the season. Papelbon ended up setting a Red Sox rookie record with 35 saves while recording a minuscule 0.92 ERA and earning an All-Star appearance. Also, David Ortiz provided a late-season highlight when he broke Jimmie Foxx's single season Red Sox home run record by hitting 54 homers. Jonathan Robert Papelbon (born November 23, 1980 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is the closer for the Boston Red Sox. ... In baseball, a pitcher who throws the ball very fast is a fireballer. ... Shoulder problems, including pain, are one of the more common reasons for physician visits for musculoskeletal symptoms. ... All-star (also, Allstar or All Star) is a term with meanings in both the worlds of sports and entertainment. ...


Down the stretch, the Sox wilted under the pressure of mounting injuries and poor performances. Boston would compile a 9-21 record in the month of August, with two six-game losing streaks included during that stretch. Despite Curt Schilling's resurgence in the starting rotation (15-7, 3.97 ERA), Josh Beckett had an inconsistent season, winning 16 games but allowing 36 homers and posting a 5.01 ERA. Injuries to Tim Wakefield, rookie Jon Lester (diagnosed with lymphoma), and Matt Clement left the rotation with major holes to fill. Injuries to Jason Varitek, Trot Nixon, Wily Mo Pena, and Manny Ramírez severely hurt the offense. On September 21, 2006, The Red Sox finished 2006 with an 86-76 record and third place in the AL East, their lowest placing in nine seasons. Not to be confused with John Lester or Jon Leicester. ... This article is about lymphoma in humans. ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


2007: Another World Series Championship

Pitchers (left - right) Josh Beckett, Jon Lester, Eric Gagné, pitching coach John Farrell and Curt Schilling, prior to a Red Sox game at Seattle during the weekend of August 3-4-5, 2007
Pitchers (left - right) Josh Beckett, Jon Lester, Eric Gagné, pitching coach John Farrell and Curt Schilling, prior to a Red Sox game at Seattle during the weekend of August 3-4-5, 2007
2007 AL East final standings
2007 AL East final standings

General Manager Theo Epstein's first major step toward restocking the team for 2007 was to pursue one of the most anticipated acquisitions in recent history. On November 14, Major League Baseball announced that the Red Sox had won the bid for the rights to negotiate a contract with Japanese superstar pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka. Boston placed a bid of $51.1 million, and had 30 days to complete a deal. On December 13, just before the deadline, Matsuzaka signed a 6-year, $52 million contract. This is also the Red Sox fifth season in a row that they get a new starting shortstop, Julio Lugo. Lugo has a 4year/36million dollar contract. Location Fenway Park (Since 1912) Boston, Massachusetts (Since 1901) 2007 Information Owner(s) John Henry Tom Werner Larry Lucchino Manager(s) Terry Francona Local television New England Sports Network Local radio WRKO WEEI WROL (Spanish) The Boston Red Sox 2007 season began with the Boston, Massachusetts-based Major League Baseball... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 700 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 700 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Joshua Patrick Beckett (born May 15, 1980), nicknamed Big-Game Beckett [1], is a right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... Not to be confused with John Lester or Jon Leicester. ... Eric Serge Gagné (born January 7, 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, pronounced ), is a right-handed relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... John Edward Farrell (born August 4, 1962 in Monmouth Beach, New Jersey) is a Major League Baseball pitching coach for the Boston Red Sox and a former starting pitcher who played for the Cleveland Indians, California Angels, and Detroit Tigers. ... Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... Theo N. Epstein (born December 29, 1973 in New York City) is the Executive Vice President/General Manager of the Boston Red Sox. ... is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Daisuke Matsuzaka , born September 13, 1980) (pronounced Dice K) is a Japanese starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Julio Cesar Lugo (born on November 16, 1975 in Barahona, Dominican Republic) is a major league shortstop for the Boston Red Sox. ...


In the hopes of solidifying the starting rotation, the team announced that closer Jonathan Papelbon would become a starter in 2007. With Papelbon becoming a starter and Keith Foulke leaving the team, the Red Sox began building up their bullpen in search of a new closer. J.C. Romero, Brendan Donnelly, Joel Piñeiro, and Japanese lefty Hideki Okajima all joined the Boston bullpen. However, no clear closer candidate emerged during Spring Training. Eventually, Papelbon wanted to return to the closer role, and Sox officials believed Papelbon had rehabilitated himself so well in the offseason that his health of this shoulder was no longer a concern. The Red Sox had a star closer once again.[30] Jonathan Robert Papelbon (born November 23, 1980 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is the closer for the Boston Red Sox. ... Juan Carlos Romero (born June 6, 1976 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball left-handed specialist with the Boston Red Sox. ... Brendan Kevin Donnelly (b. ... Joel Alberto Piñeiro (born September 25, 1978 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... Hideki Okajima , born December 25, 1975) is a Japanese left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. ...


Shortstop Alex González was allowed to leave via free agency for the Cincinnati Reds. The Sox replaced him with Julio Lugo. Mark Loretta also was allowed to leave which opened up a spot for youngster Dustin Pedroia. Fan favorite Trot Nixon filed for free agency and agreed on a deal with the Cleveland Indians. With an opening in right field, the Sox pursued J.D. Drew, who had recently opted out of the remainder of his contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers to become a free agent. On January 25, 2007, the Red Sox and Drew agreed to a 5-year, $70 million contract. Another fan favorite, outfielder Gabe Kapler, announced his retirement at age 31 to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a manager. The Red Sox named him manager of their Class A affiliate, the Greenville Drive. For the other professional infielder named Alex Gonzalez, see Alex S. Gonzalez   Alexander González (born February 15, 1977 in Cagua, Aragua State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball shortstop who plays for the Cincinnati Reds. ... For other uses, see Cincinnati Reds (disambiguation). ... Julio Cesar Lugo (born on November 16, 1975 in Barahona, Dominican Republic) is a major league shortstop for the Boston Red Sox. ... Mark David Loretta (born August 14, 1971 in Santa Monica, California) is a second baseman in Major League Baseball who plays for the Houston Astros. ... Dustin Luis Pedroia (born August 17, 1983 in Woodland, California) is a Major League Baseball player for the Boston Red Sox, who also played college baseball at Arizona State University. ... Christopher Trotman Trot Nixon (born April 11, 1974 in Durham, North Carolina) is an outfielder for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. ... For other uses, see Cleveland Indians (disambiguation). ... David Jonathan Drew (born November 20, 1975 in Valdosta, Georgia, USA) is a Major League Baseball centerfielder, commonly known as J.D. Drew is a left-handed batting outfielder who began his major league career in 1998 with the St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Gabriel Stefan Gabe Kapler (born August 31, 1975, Hollywood, California) is a free agent outfielder, who has played portions of 9 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies, and Boston Red Sox. ... League South Atlantic League Division Southern Division Year founded 1977 Major League affiliation Boston Red Sox Home ballpark West End Field Previous home ballparks Capital City Stadium City Greenville, South Carolina Current uniform colors navy blue, red Previous uniform colors black, red, green Logo design Division titles League titles 1986...


The Red Sox started quickly, moving into first place in the AL East by mid-April and never relinquishing their division lead. While Ortiz and Ramirez provided their usual offense, it was the hitting of Mike Lowell, Kevin Youkilis, and Dustin Pedroia that surprisingly anchored the club through the first few months. While Drew, Lugo, and Coco Crisp struggled to provide offense, Lowell and Youkilis more than made up for it with averages well above .300 and impressive home run and RBI totals. Pedroia started badly, hitting below .200 in April. Manager Terry Francona stuck with him and his patience paid off as Pedroia hit over .400 in May and finished the first half over .300. On the mound, Josh Beckett emerged as the ace of the staff, starting the year 9-0 and finishing 12-2 at the break. His success was needed as Schilling, Matsuzaka, Wakefield, and Tavarez provided consistent and occasionally good starts, but all struggled at times. The Boston bullpen, on the other hand, was there to pick up the starters often, anchored once again by Papelbon, a more experienced Manny Delcarmen, and Okajima. While Papelbon served as the stopper, the rise of Okajima as a legitimate setup man and occasional closer was a boon for the Sox, giving them more options late in the game. Okajima posted an ERA of 0.88 through the first half and was voted into the All-Star Game by the fans as the final selection. By the All-Star break, Boston had the best record in baseball and held their largest lead in the American League East, 10 games over intra-division rivals the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees. The American League East Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) Formerly named SkyDome (1989-2005) Exhibition Stadium (1977-1989) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 AL... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as...


In the second half, more stars emerged for the Sox as they continued to lead the AL East division. Beckett continued to shine, reaching 20 wins for the first time in his career. At one point, veteran Tim Wakefield found himself atop the American League in wins, posting decisions in his first 26 starts, and finishing with a 17-12 record. However, as Wakefield, Matsuzaka, and Okajima became tired down the stretch, minor league call-up Clay Buchholz provided a spark on September 1 by pitching a no-hitter in his second career start. Another call-up, outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, was thrust into the starting lineup while Manny Ramírez rested through most of September. Ellsbury played brilliantly during the month, hitting .361 with 3 HR, 17 RBI, and 8 stolen bases. Mike Lowell continued to carry the club, hitting cleanup in September and leading the team in RBI for the season, setting a team record for a third baseman with 120 runs driven in. And eventual 2007 Rookie of the Year Dustin Pedroia finished his outstanding first full season with 165 hits and a .317 average. The Red Sox became the first team to clinch a playoff spot for the 2007 season on September 22 with a come-from-behind defeat of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.[31] Boston captured their first AL East title since 1995 after a win on September 28 against the Minnesota Twins and a loss by the New York Yankees against the Baltimore Orioles. Clay D. Buchholz (born August 14, 1984 in Nederland, Texas) is an American baseball starting pitcher with MLBs Boston Red Sox . ... Jacoby McCabe Ellsbury (born September 11, 1983, in Madras, Oregon) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Boston Red Sox. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ... is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12, 42 Name Tampa Bay Rays (2008–present) Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-2007) Other nicknames Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) none Division titles... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ...


In the playoffs, the Red Sox swept the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the ALDS. Facing the Cleveland Indians in the ALCS, Josh Beckett won Game 1 but the Sox stumbled, losing the next three games. Facing a 3-1 deficit and a must-win situation, Beckett pitched eight innings while surrendering only one run and striking out 11 in a masterful Game 5 win. The Sox captured their twelfth American League pennant by outscoring the Indians 30-5 over the final three games, winning the final two games at Fenway Park. Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... The 2007 American League Division Series (ALDS), the opening round of the 2007 American League playoffs, began on Wednesday, October 3 and will potentially run until Wednesday, October 10. ... For other uses, see Cleveland Indians (disambiguation). ... The 2007 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 2007 American League playoffs, began on October 12 and ran until October 21. ...


In the 2007 World Series, the Red Sox faced the Colorado Rockies. Beckett once again set the tone, pitching seven strong innings as the offense provided more than enough in a 13-1 victory. In Game 2, Schilling, Okajima, and Papelbon held the Rockies to one run again in a 2-1 game. Moving to Colorado, the Sox offense made the difference again in a 10-5 win. Finally, in Game 4, Jon Lester took Tim Wakefield's spot in the rotation and gave the Sox an impressive start, pitching 5 2/3 shutout innings. The Rockies threatened, but thanks to World Series MVP Mike Lowell and aided by a pinch-hit home run by outfielder Bobby Kielty, Papelbon registered another save as the Red Sox swept the Rockies in four games. The Red Sox captured their second title in four years. Dates: October 24 – October 28, 2007 MVP: Mike Lowell Television: FOX (U.S.), RSN (Canada), NASN (Europe), ESPN Latin America Announcers: Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires: Ed Montague, Laz Díaz, Ted Barrett, Chuck Meriwether, Mike Everitt, Mike Reilly[1] ALCS: Boston Red Sox def. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) West Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Colorado Rockies (1993–present) Other nicknames The Rox, Blake Street Bombers. ... The World Series MVP Award is given to the player who most contributes to his teams success in the World Series. ... Robert Michael (Bobby) Kielty (last name pronounced KELT-E) (born August 5, 1976) is an American born outfielder who has been recently designated for assignment by the Oakland Athletics. ...


2008

Main article: 2008 Boston Red Sox season

On February 5, 2008, the Boston Red Sox signed veteran first baseman Sean Casey to a one-year $800,000 contract. Casey's primary role will be to backup Kevin Youkilis.[32] Curt Schilling, Mike Timlin and Josh Beckett were unable to play, and were placed on the disabled list before the season started. The Boston Red Sox 2008 season began on March 25, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan for the MLB Japan Opening Day 2008. ... Sean Thomas Casey (born on July 2, 1974, Willingboro, New Jersey), nicknamed the Mayor, is a first baseman in Major League Baseball who plays for the Detroit Tigers. ... Kevin Edmund Youkilis (born March 15, 1979, in Cincinnati, Ohio), nicknamed Youk and The Greek God of Walks, is an American Major League Baseball player. ... Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... Michael August (Mike) Timlin (born March 10, 1966 in Midland, Texas) is a middle relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox since 2003. ... Joshua Patrick Beckett (born May 15, 1980), nicknamed Big-Game Beckett [1], is a right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox. ...


The Red Sox began their season by participating in the third opening day game in baseball history to be played in Japan, where they defeated the Oakland Athletics in the Tokyo Dome. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Tokyo Dome (東京ドーム Tōkyō Dōmu, TYO: 9681) is a 55,000-seat [1] stadium located in Bunkyo Ward of Tokyo, Japan. ...


On May 19th, 2008, Jon Lester threw the 18th no-hitter in team history, beating the Kansas City Royals 7-0, in addition to being his first no-hitter it was also his first complete game.[33]


Nickname

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. Actually, Sox was adopted by newspapers needing a headline-friendly form of Stockings, as "Stockings Win!" in large type would not fit on a page. The Spanish language media sometimes refers to the team as Medias Rojas for Red Stockings. Large font, large type or large print, is a type of book in which the pages and font are much larger. ... This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ...


The name originated with the Cincinnati Red Stockings, 1867-1870 member of the pioneering National Association of Base Ball Players. Managed by Harry Wright, Cincinnati adopted a uniform with white knickers and red stockings, and earned the famous nickname, a year or two before hiring the first fully professional team in 1869. When the club folded after the 1870 season, Wright was hired to organize a new team in Boston, and he did, bringing three teammates and the "Red Stockings" nickname along. (Most nicknames were then only nicknames, neither club names nor registered trademarks, so the migration was informal.) The Boston Red Stockings won four championships in the five seasons of the new National Association, the first professional league. The success of the two teams in Cincinnati and Boston gave "Red Stockings" and other "Red" nicknames some historical and profitable grounding there and probably grounded other "Stockings" nicknames in other cities. For other uses, see Cincinnati Reds (disambiguation). ... The National Association of Base Ball Players (NABBP) was founded in 1857 by sixteen baseball clubs located in the New York metropolitan area. ... Harry Wright William Henry Wright (January 10, 1835 – October 3, 1895) was an English-born American professional baseball player, manager, and developer. ... The Boston Reds were a 19th century baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts that played in the Players League in 1890 and in the American Association in 1891. ... The National Association of Baseball Players, or simply the National Association, was an organization of (originally) strictly amateur baseball teams, mostly in and around the cities of New York, Boston and Philadelphia. ...


Boston and a new Cincinnati club were charter members of the National League in 1876. Perhaps in deference to the Cincinnati history, many people reserved the "Red Stockings" nickname for that city; the Boston team is commonly called "Red Caps" today. Other names were sometimes used before Boston officially adopted the nickname "Braves" in 1912; that club is now based in Atlanta. National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston...


In 1901, the American League led by Ban Johnson declared itself equal to the National League and established a competing club in Boston. For seven seasons, the AL team wore dark blue stockings and had no official nickname. They were simply "Boston", "Bostonians" or "the Bostons"; or the "Americans" or "Boston Americans" as in "American Leaguers", Boston being a two-team city. Their 1901-1907 jerseys, both home and road, simply read "Boston", except for 1902 when they sported large letters "B" and "A" denoting "Boston" and "American". Newspaper writers of the time used other nicknames for the club, including "Somersets" (for owner Charles Somers), "Plymouth Rocks," "Beaneaters," and the "Collinsites" (for manager Jimmy Collins)" The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Byron Bancroft Johnson (January 5, 1864 - March 28, 1931) was an American executive in Major League Baseball who served as the founder and first president of the American League. ... Charles Somers was owner of the American League Cleveland Indians from 1910 to 1915. ... James Joseph Collins (January 16, 1870 - March 6, 1943) was a Major League Baseball player at the turn of the 20th century who was widely regarded as being the American Leagues best third baseman prior to Brooks Robinson. ...


The National League club, though seldom called the "Red Stockings" anymore, still wore red trim. 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. is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The name is often shortened to "Bosox" or "BoSox" by headline writers - to distinguish from the Chicago White Sox (or "ChiSox") - and the team is also called simply "The Sox" by the team and its fans, when the context is understood to mean "Red Sox".[34] Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) (Chicago) White Stockings (1901-1903 *From 1900 to 1903, the official name did not contain the city name of Chicago...


Pilgrims

For years many sources have listed the early Boston AL team as the "Pilgrims", but researcher Bill Nowlin has demonstrated that the name was barely used, if at all, at the time.[35]


Logo and uniform

Team logos and insignias

Team logo
1901, 1903-1907
Team logo
1908
Team logo
1931-1932
Team logo
1950-1959
Team logo
1960-1978
Team logo
1979-pres.
Cap insignia
1979-pres.
Print name
1960-pres.
Home jersey script
1979-pres.
Away jersey script
1990-pres.

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Design and appearance of uniform

Uniforms of the Boston Red Sox.
Uniforms of the Boston Red Sox.
Alternate green jersey uniform of the Boston Red Sox.

The home uniform is white with red piping around the neck and down either side of the front buttons and "Red Sox" in red letters outlined in blue arched across the chest. This has been in use since 1979, and was previously used from 1933 to 1972, although the piping occasionally disappeared and reappeared. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


The away uniform is gray with red piping on the sleeves and a "Boston" in red letters outlined in blue arched across the chest. This uniform has been in use since 1990.


A third uniform, much like those in use around the majors, is also used. This is red with blue piping around the neck, the sleeves, and down either side of the front buttons. "Red Sox" is displayed across the chest in blue lettering outlined in white.


There is also a fourth uniform, which is traditionally used only on St. Patrick's Day. This is a bright green, with "Red Sox" in white letters outlined in red across the front. A pair of red socks, like the ones in the team's logo, are displayed on the left sleeve. While the other uniforms all use the standard blue hat, this alternate uses a green one matching the uniform shirt. The Red Sox also wore this uniform on April 20, 2007 to honor former Boston Celtics coach, general manager and president Red Auerbach, who passed away during the previous off-season. The team was originally scheduled to wear the uniforms on April 12th, however this game was rained out. (It is in fact a coincidence that they wore the uniforms on the 95th anniversary of Fenway Park.) A similar green uniform was worn June 20, 2008 to celebrate the recent Celtics victory over the LA Lakers in the NBA Finals. The uniforms had a white stripe down the side and the team wore their normal navy caps. St. ... is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, playing in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Arnold Jacob Red Auerbach (September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006) was a highly successful and influential basketball coach of the BAA Washington Nationals, the NBA Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the NBA Boston Celtics. ... Fenway redirects here. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Dates: June 5 - TBD MVP: TBA Television: ABC (U.S.) TV announcers: Mike Breen, Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy Radio network: ESPN Radio Radio announcers: Mike Tirico and Hubie Brown Referees: Game 1: TBD Game 2: TBD Game 3: TBD Game 4: TBD Eastern Finals: Detroit vs. ...


From 1936-2002 (with the exception of the 1974 home uniform), the club wore tri-colored stirrup stockings, with a red anklet and two white stripes on a navy blue background on the upper sock. In 2003, the team switched to all-red stockings, which most players (Curt Schilling excepted) wear as full socks, not stirrups. Stirrups are uniform socks that were commonly worn by baseball players up until the mid-1990s, when players began wearing their pants down to the ankles. ... Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ...


Team Colors

Midnight Navy, Red, White (2003 through present)
Navy, Scarlet Red, White (1933 through 2002)
Red, Blue, White (1908 through 1932)


Retired numbers

The Boston Red Sox have two official requirements for a player to have his number retired:

  1. Election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame
  2. At least 10 years played with the Red Sox [36]

The Red Sox previously had a requirement that the player "must have finished their career with Red Sox." (While Carlton Fisk actually retired with the White Sox, Dan Duquette hired him for one day as a special assistant which allowed Fisk to technically end his career with the Red Sox.)[37] It is a topic of debate now between Red Sox fans on whether the "must retire a Red Sox" rule is still in place. One indication suggesting it may be is that Wade Boggs' number 26 has not been retired by Boston, despite the fact that he qualifies for the other 2 requirements. Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ...


The numbers honored are as follows:


Bobby
Doerr

2B: 1937-51
Coach: 1967-69

Retired 1988 Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Robert Pershing Doerr (born April 7, 1918 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball player. ...


Joe
Cronin

SS: 1935-45
M: 1935-47
GM: 1947-59
Retired 1984

Carl
Yastrzemski

OF, 1B: 1961-83

Retired 1989 Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Joe Cronin Joseph Edward Cronin (October 12, 1906 – September 7, 1984) was a Major League Baseball player from 1926 to 1945 and manager from 1933 to 1947. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Carl Yastrzemskis number 8 was retired by the Boston Red Sox in 1989 Carl Michael Yaz Yastrzemski (pronounced ), i. ...


Ted
Williams

OF: 1939-60

Retired 1984 Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. ...


Carlton
Fisk

C: 1969-80

Retired 2000 Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Carlton Ernest Fisk (born December 26, 1947 in Bellows Falls, Vermont) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for 24 years with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox. ...


Jackie
Robinson

Retired by
Baseball

Retired 1997 Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ...

Retired numbers in Fenway Park
Retired numbers in Fenway Park

The number 42 was officially retired by Major League Baseball in 1997, but Mo Vaughn was one of a handful of players to continue wearing #42 through a grandfather clause. He last wore it for the team in 1998. On April 15, 2007, the 60th anniversary of Robinson's major league debut, Major League Baseball invited players to wear the number 42 the day in commemoration of Robinson, players Coco Crisp (CF), David Ortiz (DH), and DeMarlo Hale (Coach) all wore 42. Given the same opportunity on April 15, 2008 Crisp, Ortiz and Hale again wore #42 for one game. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixel Image in higher resolution (2040 × 1357 pixel, file size: 722 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Boston Red Sox... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixel Image in higher resolution (2040 × 1357 pixel, file size: 722 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Boston Red Sox... Major Leagues redirects here. ... [[:Template:Mlbretired]] Maurice Samuel Mo Vaughn (born December 15, 1967 in Norwalk, Connecticut), nicknamed Hit Dog, (a nickname given to him by his Omega Psi Phi fraternity brothers at Seton Hall University) was a Major League Baseball first baseman from 1991 to 2003. ... A grandfather clause is an exception that allows an old rule to continue to apply to some existing situations, when a new rule will apply to all future situations. ... Covelli Loyce Coco Crisp (born November 1, 1979, in Los Angeles, California) is a Major League Baseball center fielder for the Boston Red Sox. ... David Ortiz (IPA , or roughly or-TEES, according to Latin American pronunciation) (born November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as David Américo Ortiz Arias), is a Major League Baseball designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ... DeMarlo Hale (born July 16, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball coach for the Boston Red Sox. ...


Until the late 1990s, the numbers originally hung on the right-field facade in the order in which they were retired: 9-4-1-8. It was pointed out that the numbers, when read as a date (9/4/18), marked the eve of the first game of the 1918 World Series, the last championship series that the Red Sox won before 2004. After the facade was repainted, the numbers were rearranged in numerical order. The 1918 World Series featured the Boston Red Sox, who defeated the Chicago Cubs four games to two. ...


Wade Boggs, who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005, has met the criteria to have his #26 retired, but has yet to be honored with a ceremony and no future plans have been announced by the team. However, the Red Sox have not issued #26 to anyone since his election. [38] Boggs was enshrined into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2004. Wade Anthony Boggs (born June 15, 1958 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball, primarily with the Boston Red Sox. ... The Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame was instituted in 1995 to recognize the career of former Boston Red Sox players. ...


The Red Sox have not issued several numbers since the departure of prominent players who wore them, specifically:

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While Garciaparra, Clemens and Martinez have yet to formally retire from baseball; only Clemens has thus far met the "At least 10 years played with the Red Sox" requirement for official number retirement.


There is also considerable debate in Boston media circles and among fans about the potential retiring of other numbers:

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Baseball Hall of Famers

Boston Red Sox Hall of Famers
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Luis Aparicio
Wade Boggs
Lou Boudreau
Jesse Burkett
Orlando Cepeda
Jack Chesbro
Jimmy Collins
Joe Cronin Luis Ernesto Aparicio Montiel (born April 29, 1934 in Maracaibo, Zulia State, Venezuela) is a former shortstop in professional baseball and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Wade Anthony Boggs (born June 15, 1958 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball, primarily with the Boston Red Sox. ... Louis Boudreau (July 17, 1917 - August 10, 2001) was a Major League Baseball player and the American League MVP Award winner in 1948. ... External links Baseball-Reference. ... Orlando Manuel Cepeda Pennes (born September 17, 1937 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and right-handed batter who played with the San Francisco Giants (1958–66), St. ... Jack Chesbro on a 1909-1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card. ... James Joseph Collins (January 16, 1870 - March 6, 1943) was a Major League Baseball player at the turn of the 20th century who was widely regarded as being the American Leagues best third baseman prior to Brooks Robinson. ... Joe Cronin Joseph Edward Cronin (October 12, 1906 – September 7, 1984) was a Major League Baseball player from 1926 to 1945 and manager from 1933 to 1947. ...

Bobby Doerr
Dennis Eckersley
Rick Ferrell *
Carlton Fisk *
Jimmie Foxx *
Lefty Grove *
Harry Hooper
Waite Hoyt
Robert Pershing Doerr (born April 7, 1918 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Dennis Lee Eckersley (born October 3, 1954), nicknamed Eck, is a former American Major League Baseball player. ... Richard Benjamin Rick Ferrell (October 12, 1905 - July 27, 1995) was a Major League Baseball player, and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Carlton Ernest Fisk (born December 26, 1947 in Bellows Falls, Vermont) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for 24 years with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox. ... Jimmie Foxx on the cover of Time in 1929 James Emory Foxx (October 22, 1907 – July 21, 1967) was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball who was, up until Mark McGwires glory days in the late 1990s, the most prolific right-handed power hitter to ever play... Robert Moses Lefty Grove (March 6, 1900 - May 22, 1975) was one of the greatest pitchers in Major League Baseball history. ... Harry Hooper Baseball card issued by American Tobacco Company, 1912. ... Waite Charles Hoyt (September 9, 1899 – August 25, 1984) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, one of the dominant pitchers of the 1920s. ...

Ferguson Jenkins
George Kell
Heinie Manush
Juan Marichal
Herb Pennock
Tony Pérez
Red Ruffing
Babe Ruth Ferguson Arthur Fergie Jenkins CM (born December 13, 1943[1] in Chatham, Ontario, Canada[2]) is a Canadian right-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... George Kell was honored alongside the retired numbers of the Detroit Tigers in 2000 George Clyde Kell (born August 23, 1922 in Swifton, Arkansas) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and right-handed batter who played for the Philadelphia Athletics (1943-1946), Detroit Tigers (1947-52), Boston Red... Henry Emmett Manush (July 20, 1901 - May 12, 1971) was a Major League Baseball player. ... Juan Antonio Marichal Sánchez (born October 20, 1937 in Laguna Verde, Dominican Republic) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball known for his high leg kick, dominating stuff and intimidation tactics, which included aiming pitches directly at the opposing batters helmets. ... Herbert Jefferis Pennock (February 10, 1894 - January 30, 1948) was a left-handed Major League Baseball pitcher best known for his time spent with the star-studded New York Yankee teams of the mid-to-late-1920s and early 1930s. ... Atanasio Pérez Rigal, better known as Tony Pérez (born May 14, 1942 in Ciego de Ávila, Cuba), is a former player in Major League Baseball. ... Charles Herbert Red Ruffing (May 3, 1904 - February 17, 1986) was a Major League Baseball pitcher most remembered for his time with the highly successful New York Yankees teams of the 1930s and 1940s. ... This article is about the baseball player. ...

Tom Seaver
Al Simmons
Tris Speaker
Dick Williams
Ted Williams
Carl Yastrzemski
Cy Young
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Names in Bold Inducted as Red Sox
* Wears Red Sox cap on Hall Of Fame plaque, but spent more time on other teams

Notable seasons and team records

  • Cy Young in 1901 won 41.8% of the team's 79 games. He won the pitching Triple Crown with 33 wins, 1.62 ERA and 158 strikeouts. [39]
  • Dutch Leonard posted a modern record 0.96 ERA in 1914. [40]
  • Earl Webb set the single-season doubles record in 1931 with 67. [41]
  • Jimmie Foxx hit 50 home runs in 1938, which would stand as a club record for 68 years. Foxx also drove in a club record 175 runs. [42]
  • Ted Williams hit .406 in 1941, the last time a major leaguer has hit above .400 in a full season. Williams also established club records in slugging percentage (.741) and on base percentage (.553). [43]
  • In 1967, Carl Yastrzemski became the last major leaguer to win the Triple Crown, hitting .326 with 44 home runs and 121 RBIs. He finished one vote short of a unanimous MVP selection, as, in a famous controversy, a Minnesota sportswriter placed Twins center fielder Cesar Tovar first on his ballot. [44]
  • In 1975, twenty-three year old Fred Lynn became the first player in major league history to win the MVP award and the Rookie of the Year award in the same season. [45]
  • In 1986, Roger Clemens won the Cy Young and MVP, finished with a 2.48 ERA, and had a 20-strikeout game. [46]
  • In 1995, Mo Vaughn won the MVP award. He is the last Red Sox player to do so.
  • Pedro Martínez in 2000 had one of the greatest pitching seasons of all time — a 1.74 ERA in a hitter's park in a big-hitting era. [47]
  • Nomar Garciaparra hit .372 in 2000, the club record for a right-handed hitter. [48]
  • David Ortiz in 2005 had 47 home runs and 148 RBIs. He also had many game winning and timely hits and came in second in the MVP voting to the New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez. [49]
  • David Ortiz had a franchise record-breaking 2006 season with 54 home runs in the regular season
  • In 2006, The Boston Red Sox had the highest payroll of any team in Major League history to not make the playoffs.
  • On April 22, 2007, Manny Ramírez, J.D. Drew, Mike Lowell, and Jason Varitek hit four consecutive home runs in the 3rd inning, the first time in Red Sox history this feat has occurred. All four home runs were off of 10 pitches from Chase Wright of the New York Yankees in his second Major League start and his fourth above Single-A ball. This was the fifth time in Major League history that such a feat had occurred. Additionally notable, J.D. Drew, then with the Dodgers, previously contributed to a four consecutive home run series as had Red Sox manager Terry Francona's father, Tito Francona.
  • The overall regular season winning percentage since club inception in 1901 is .513, a record of 8497-7960 (as of the 2007 All Star Break). They started 2007 with winning percentage of .512 (8444-7960).[50]
  • On September 1, 2007, Clay Buchholz no-hit the Baltimore Orioles in his second Major League start. He is the first Red Sox rookie and 17th Red Sox pitcher to throw a no-hitter.[51]
  • On September 22, 2007, with a victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, the Red Sox clinched a spot in the postseason for the fourth time in five years, the first time in club history this has happened. Also, with this postseason berth, manager Terry Francona becomes the first manager in team history to lead the club to three playoff appearances.

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Current roster

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Pitchers
Starting rotation

Bullpen
Joshua Patrick Beckett (born May 15, 1980), nicknamed Big-Game Beckett [1], is a right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... Not to be confused with John Lester or Jon Leicester. ... Daisuke Matsuzaka , born September 13, 1980) (pronounced Dice K) is a Japanese starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... Timothy Stephen Wakefield (born August 2, 1966 in Melbourne, Florida) is a right-handed knuckleball pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played with the Boston Red Sox since 1995. ...

Closer
David Allan Aardsma (born December 27, 1981 in Denver, Colorado) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... Manuel (Manny) Delcarmen (born February 16, 1982 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... Craig Hansen (born November 15, 1983 in Glen Cove, New York) is a relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... Javier Alfonso López (born July 11, 1977 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... Hideki Okajima , born December 25, 1975) is a Japanese left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. ... Michael August (Mike) Timlin (born March 10, 1966 in Midland, Texas) is a middle relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox since 2003. ...

Catchers

Infielders
Jonathan Robert Papelbon (born November 23, 1980 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is the closer for the Boston Red Sox. ... Kevin Cash (born on December 6, 1977 in Tampa, Florida) is a major league catcher for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. ... Jason Andrew Varitek (born April 11, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is an American baseball player. ...

Outfielders
Sean Thomas Casey (born on July 2, 1974, Willingboro, New Jersey), nicknamed the Mayor, is a first baseman in Major League Baseball who plays for the Detroit Tigers. ... José Alexander (Alex) Cora (born October 18, 1975 in Caguas, Puerto Rico) is an utility infielder in Major League Baseball who currently plays with the Boston Red Sox. ... Michael Averett Lowell (born February 24, 1974 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball third baseman born in Puerto Rico of Cuban descent. ... Julio Cesar Lugo (born on November 16, 1975 in Barahona, Dominican Republic) is a major league shortstop for the Boston Red Sox. ... Dustin Luis Pedroia (born August 17, 1983 in Woodland, California) is a Major League Baseball player for the Boston Red Sox, who also played college baseball at Arizona State University. ... Kevin Edmund Youkilis (born March 15, 1979, in Cincinnati, Ohio), nicknamed Youk and The Greek God of Walks, is an American Major League Baseball player. ...

Designated hitters
Covelli Loyce Coco Crisp (born November 1, 1979, in Los Angeles, California) is a Major League Baseball center fielder for the Boston Red Sox. ... David Jonathan Drew (born November 20, 1975 in Valdosta, Georgia) is a Major League Baseball right fielder for the Boston Red Sox. ... Jacoby McCabe Ellsbury (born September 11, 1983, in Madras, Oregon) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Boston Red Sox. ... Brandon Moss (born September 16, 1983 in Monroe, Georgia) is an American professional baseball player. ... For other persons of the same name, see Manuel Ramirez. ...

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Pitchers

Catchers
Clay D. Buchholz (born August 14, 1984 in Nederland, Texas) is an American baseball starting pitcher with MLBs Boston Red Sox . ... Bartolo Colón (born May 24, 1973 in Altamira, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic) is a Cy Young Award-winning starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ... Devern M. Hansack (born February 5, 1978 in Pearl Lagoon, Nicaragua) is a pitcher who currently plays in the Boston Red Sox organization. ... Lincoln Holdzkom (Born 3/23/1932) is a baseball pitcher for the AA Red Sox affiliate, the Portland Sea Monkeys. ... Eric Eugene Hull (born December 3, 1979 in Yakima, Washington, USA) is a Major League Baseball pitcher who plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... David Wayne Pauley (born June 17, 1983 in Longmont, Colorado) is a pitcher who plays with the Boston Red Sox organization. ...

Infielders
Dustin William Dusty Brown (born June 19, 1982 in Orange, California) is a Major League Baseball catcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... George Kottaras (born May 16, 1983 in Scarborough, Ontario) is currentely a prospect in the Boston Red Sox orginazation. ...

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  • 12 Jed Lowrie

Outfielders
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Designated hitters
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Manager

Coaches
David Ortiz (IPA , or roughly or-TEES, according to Latin American pronunciation) (born November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as David Américo Ortiz Arias), is a Major League Baseball designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ... Terry Jon Tito Francona (born April 22, 1959, in Aberdeen, South Dakota) is a Major League Baseball manager. ...

60-day disabled list
Luis René Alicea de Jesús (born July 29, 1965 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball and a current coach for the Boston Red Sox. ... John Edward Farrell (born August 4, 1962 in Monmouth Beach, New Jersey) is a Major League Baseball pitching coach for the Boston Red Sox and a former starting pitcher who played for the Cleveland Indians, California Angels, and Detroit Tigers. ... DeMarlo Hale (born July 16, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball coach for the Boston Red Sox. ... David Joseph Magadan (born September 30, 1962 in Tampa, Florida) to Spanish parents, Joe and Alice and has a sister Diana and brother Joseph. ... James Bradley (Brad) Mills (born January 19, 1957 in Exeter, California) is a coach and a former player in Major League Baseball. ... Gary Robert Tuck (born 1954 in Amsterdam, New York) is currently the bullpen coach for the Boston Red Sox. ...


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Radio and television

Currently, the flagship radio station of the Red Sox is WRKO, 680 AM. Joe Castiglione, in his 25th year as the voice of the Red Sox, serves as the lead play-by-play announcer, along with the rotating team of Dave O'Brien, Dale Arnold and Jon Rish. Some of Castiglione's predecessors include Curt Gowdy, Ken Coleman, and Dick Stockton. He has also worked with play-by-play veterans Bob Starr and Jerry Trupiano. Many stations throughout New England and beyond pick up the broadcasts. In addition WEEI 850 AM, WRKO's sister station and former Red Sox flagship station, broadcast all day games and Wednesday night games. In broadcasting, a flagship station is the broadcast station which originates a broadcast network, or a particular radio show or TV show. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... WRKO is an AM radio station based in Boston, Massachusetts, currently owned by Entercom and broadcasting on 680 kHz. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... Dave OBrien is an American sportscaster who currently broadcasts various events for ESPN television and Westwood One radio. ... Dale Arnold is a sportscaster who is primarily known as the current play-by-play announcer for home games for the Boston Bruins with Andy Brickley on NESN. He has held that position since 1995. ... Curtis Edward Gowdy (July 31, 1919 – February 20, 2006) was an American sportscaster, well-known as the longtime voice of the Boston Red Sox and for his coverage of many nationally-televised sporting events, primarily for NBC Sports in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Kenneth R. Coleman (April 22, 1925 - August 21, 2003) was an American radio and television sportscaster for 34 years (1954 - 1989). ... Dick Stockton (born in 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American sportscaster. ... Jerome Michael Trupiano (born 13 October 1947 in St. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... WEEI is a sports radio station in Boston, Massachusetts that broadcasts on 850 kHz from a transmitter in Needham, Massachusetts. ... WRKO is an AM radio station based in Boston, Massachusetts, currently owned by Entercom and broadcasting on 680 kHz. ... In broadcasting, sister stations are broadcast stations owned by the same company. ...


All Red Sox telecasts not shown nationally on FOX or ESPN are seen on New England Sports Network (NESN) with Don Orsillo calling play-by-play and Jerry Remy, former Red Sox second baseman, as color analyst. NESN became exclusive in 2003; before then, games were shown on such local stations as WBZ, WSBK, WLVI, WABU, and WFXT at various points in team history. Major League Baseball on FOX or MLB on FOX is a weekly presentation of Major League Baseball games on the Fox television network. ... ESPN Major League Baseball is a promotion of Major League Baseball on ESPN and ESPN2, with simulcasts on ESPNHD or ESPN2HD. Major League Baseball on ESPN debuted on April 15, 1990 with Sunday Night Baseball, ESPN Major League Baseball is guaranteed to remain on air until 2013. ... The New England Sports Network, or NESN [NESS-en], is a regional cable television network that covers the six New England states. ... Don Orsillo (born 1968) is the play-by-play announcer for Boston Red Sox games on the New England Sports Network. ... Remy redirects here. ... The position of the second baseman Second base redirects here. ... A color (or colour) commentator is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... WBZ-TV is the CBS owned-and-operated television station serving the Boston, Massachusetts television market. ... WSBK-TV, channel 38, is an independent television station licensed to Boston, Massachusetts, owned by the CBS Corporation. ... WLVI-TV, channel 56, is a CW Television Network affiliate licensed to Cambridge, Massachusetts, and serving the Boston, Massachusetts television market. ... WBPX, channel 68, is the ION Television station owned by ION Media Networks (formerly Paxson Communications), serving the Boston market. ... WFXT is the Fox owned and operated television station for Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. ...


Films

The Boston Red Sox have had a few films developed based on the team.

  • Fever Pitch (2005)
  • Still We Believe: The Boston Red Sox Movie (2004)
  • Reverse Of The Curse Of The Bambino
  • History Rings True
  • Wait 'Til This Year
  • Fear Strikes Out
  • Red Sox vs. Yankees: The Ultimate Rivalry
  • Spaceman: A Baseball Odyssey[52]

Minor league affiliations

Class-Level Triple-A (1973-Present) Double-A (1970-1972) Minor League affiliations International League North Division Eastern League (1970-1972) Major League affiliation Boston Red Sox (1970-Present) Current uniform Name Pawtucket Red Sox (1970-Present) Ballpark McCoy Stadium (1970-Present) Minor League titles League titles 1973, 1984 Division... The International League (IL) is a minor league baseball league which operates in the eastern United States and Canada. ... Class-Level AA Minor League affiliations Eastern League Northern Division Major League affiliations Boston Red Sox (2003-present) Florida Marlins (1994-2002) Name Portland Sea Dogs (1994-present) Ballpark Hadlock Field Minor League titles League titles Division titles 1995, 1996, 1997, 2005 Owner(s)/Operated by: Dan Burke Manager: Arnie... The Eastern League is a minor league baseball league which operates primarily in the northeastern United States, although it now has a team in Ohio. ... The Lancaster JetHawks are a minor league baseball team in Lancaster, California, USA. They are a high-A class team in the California League, and have been a farm team of the Arizona Diamondbacks since 2004. ... The California League is a minor league baseball league which operates throughout the state of California. ... League South Atlantic League Division Southern Division Year founded 1977 Major League affiliation Boston Red Sox Home ballpark West End Field Previous home ballparks Capital City Stadium City Greenville, South Carolina Current uniform colors navy blue, red Previous uniform colors black, red, green Logo design Division titles League titles 1986... The South Atlantic League is a minor league baseball league which operates mostly in the southeastern United States, although it now has teams in New Jersey and Ohio. ... League New York-Penn League Division Stedler Division Year founded 1996 Major League affiliation Boston Red Sox Home ballpark Edward A. LeLacheur Park Previous home ballparks Alumni Field City Lowell, Massachusetts Current uniform colors red, navy blue Previous uniform colors Logo design A thread-wrapped a baseball bat spinning inside... The New York - Penn League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the northeastern United States. ... The Gulf Coast Red Sox are the R minor league affiliate of the Boston Redsox. ... The Gulf Coast League is a minor league baseball league which operates in Florida. ... The Dominican Summer League is a branch of affiliated minor league baseball which is played in the Dominican Republic. ...

See also

It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: It is unencyclopaedic, i. ... The following is a list of players, both past and current, who appeared at least in one game for the Boston Red Sox franchise, and also include players under protection on the 2005 40-man roster as listed on MLB.com. ... This is a list of Boston Red Sox players awards winners and single-season leaderboards. ... Fred Hoey (1925-1938) Frankie Frisch (1939) Jim Britt (1940-1950) Curt Gowdy (1951-1965) Ned Martin (1961-1992) Ken Coleman (1966-1974, 1979-1989) Dave Martin (1972-1974) John McLean (1972) Jim Woods (1974-1978) Dick Stockton (1975-1978) Ken Harrelson (1975-1980) Rico Petrocelli (1979) Jon Miller (1980... This is a list of people who have been associated with the Boston Red Sox team in Major League Baseball. ... Managers Jimmy Collins 1901-1906 Chick Stahl 1906 Bob Unglaub 1907 George Huff 1907 Deacon McGuire 1907-1908 Fred Lake 1908-1909 Patsy Donovan 1910-1911 Jake Stahl 1912-1913 Bill Carrigan 1913-1916 Jack Barry 1917 Ed Barrow 1918-1920 Hugh Duffy 1921-1922 Frank Chance 1923 Lee Fohl... This is a list of Major League Baseball franchise postseason and World Series droughts. ... During spring-training season, the Boston Red Sox have trained in the following locations: Charlottesville, Virginia (1901) Augusta, Georgia (1902) Macon, Georgia (1903-06) Little Rock, Arkansas (1907-08) Hot Springs, Arkansas (1909-10) Redondo Beach, California (1911) Hot Springs, Arkansas (1912-18, 1920-23) Tampa, Florida (1919) San Antonio... // Batting Average: Ted Williams, .344 On-base percentage: Ted Williams, .482 Slugging Percentage: Ted Williams, .634 OPS: Ted Williams, 1. ... In 1990 the Boston Red Sox instituted a national award to honor the memory of their former star Tony Conigliaro. ... Sons of Sam Horn (SoSH) is a Boston Red Sox-oriented online baseball forum. ... BostonDirtDogs. ... The Jimmy Fund is a charity based in Boston, Massachusetts that supports cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. ... This article is about the Nick Hornby book and related films. ...

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  17. ^ Elmer Smith | BaseballLibrary.com
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Citations

  • Nowlin, Bill and Prime, Jim (2005). Feud: The Red Sox, The Yankees, and the Struggle of Good versus Evil. Rounder Books. ISBN 1-57940-111-2. 
  • Stout, Glenn and Johnson, Richard A. (2000). Red Sox Century. Houghton Mifflin Company. ISBN 0-395-88417-9. 

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Samuel Pond Sad Sam Jones ( July 26, 1892 - July 6, 1966) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played in the American League with the Cleveland Indians (1914-15), Boston Red Sox (1916-21), New York Yankees (1922-26), St. ... Carl Mays Carl William Mays (November 12, 1891 - April 4, 1971) was one of the better right-handed pitchers in Major League Baseball from 1916-1926, but he is best remembered for throwing the pitch that struck Ray Chapman in the head on August 16, 1920, making Chapman the first... John Phalen (Stuffy) McInnis (September 19, 1890 - February 16, 1960) was a first baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Laurence H. Hack Miller (January 1, 1894 in New York, New York - September 17, 1971 in Oakland, California), was a former professional baseball player who played outfielder in the Major Leagues from 1916-1925. ... This article is about the baseball player. ... Wally Schang with the Philadelphia Athletics, American League (circa 1915) Walter Henry (Wally) Schang (August 22, 1889 - March 6, 1965) was a catcher in Major League Baseball. ... Lewis Everett Scott (November 19, 1892 – November 2, 1960), nicknamed Deacon, was an American shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for 12 seasons with the Boston Red Sox (1914-1921), New York Yankees (1922-1925), Washington Senators (1925), Chicago White Sox (1926), and Cincinnati Reds (1926). ... Amos Aaron Strunk (January 22, 1889 - July 22, 1979) was a center fielder who played in Major League Baseball from 1908 through 1924. ... George (Lucky) Whiteman (December 23, 1882 - February 10, 1947) was an utility outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Red Sox (1907, 1918) and New York Yankees (1913). ... Edward Grant Barrow (May 10, 1868 - December 15, 1953) was an American manager and executive in Major League Baseball who guided the Boston Red Sox to the 1918 World Series title, then built the New York Yankees into baseballs premier franchise and greatest dynasty as their top executive from... Dates October 23, 2004–October 27, 2004 MVP Manny Ramírez (Boston) Television network Fox Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires Ed Montague (Crew Chief), Dale Scott, Brian Gorman, Chuck Meriwether, Gerry Davis, Charlie Reliford The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams... Pokey Reese, born Calvin Reese, Jr. ... Christopher Trotman Trot Nixon (born April 11, 1974 in Durham, North Carolina) is an outfielder for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. ... William Richard Mueller [MILL-er] (born March 17, 1971) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman. ... Mark Christian Bellhorn (born August 23, 1974 in Weymouth, Massachusetts) is a second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. ... Douglas Andrew Mientkiewicz [men-KAY-vich] (born June 19, 1974 in Toledo, Ohio) is a Polish American first baseman who is a free agent in Major League Baseball. ... Kevin Charles Millar (born September 24, 1971, in Los Angeles, California) is a professional first baseman who plays for the Baltimore Orioles and is perhaps best known as a member of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Gabriel Stefan Gabe Kapler (born August 31, 1975, Hollywood, California) is a free agent outfielder, who has played portions of 9 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies, and Boston Red Sox. ... Kevin Edmund Youkilis (born March 15, 1979, in Cincinnati, Ohio), nicknamed Youk and The Greek God of Walks, is an American Major League Baseball player. ... For other persons of the same name, see Manuel Ramirez. ... Ramiro Mendoza (born June 15, 1972 in Los Santos, Panama) is a Major League Baseball middle relief pitcher. ... Douglas Anthony Mirabelli (born October 18, 1970 in Kingman, Arizona) is a Major League Baseball catcher who currently plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... Keith Charles Foulke [FOLK] (born October 19, 1972 in Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota) is a retired Major League relief pitcher. ... Curtis John Leskanic (born April 2, 1968 in Homestead, Pennsylvania) is a former relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, Milwaukee Brewers, and Kansas City Royals. ... Dave Roberts, born David Ray Roberts (May 31, 1972 in Okinawa, Japan), is a Major League Baseball center fielder who plays for the San Diego Padres. ... Derek Christopher Lowe (born June 1, 1973 in Dearborn, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Jason Andrew Varitek (born April 11, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is an American baseball player. ... David Ortiz (IPA , or roughly or-TEES, according to Latin American pronunciation) (born November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as David Américo Ortiz Arias), is a Major League Baseball designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ... Michael Stanley Myers (born June 26, 1969 in Arlington Heights, Illinois) is a left-handed relief pitcher who most recently played for the New York Yankees. ... Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... Alan Duane Embree (born January 23, 1970 in The Dalles, Oregon) is a middle relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Orlando Luis Cabrera (born November 2, 1974 in Cartagena, Colombia) is a Major League Baseball shortstop who plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ... This article is about the multiple All-Star/Cy Young right-handed pitcher. ... Timothy Stephen Wakefield (born August 2, 1966 in Melbourne, Florida) is a right-handed knuckleball pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played with the Boston Red Sox since 1995. ... Michael August (Mike) Timlin (born March 10, 1966 in Midland, Texas) is a middle relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox since 2003. ... Bronson Anthony Arroyo [ah-ROY-yoh] (born February 24, 1977 in Key West, Florida), is a popular Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds and a rock musician. ... Terry Jon Tito Francona (born April 22, 1959, in Aberdeen, South Dakota) is a Major League Baseball manager. ... Dates: October 24 – October 28, 2007 MVP: Mike Lowell Television: FOX (U.S.), RSN (Canada), NASN (Europe), ESPN Latin America Announcers: Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires: Ed Montague, Laz Díaz, Ted Barrett, Chuck Meriwether, Mike Everitt, Mike Reilly[1] ALCS: Boston Red Sox def. ... David Jonathan Drew (born November 20, 1975 in Valdosta, Georgia) is a Major League Baseball right fielder for the Boston Red Sox. ... Covelli Loyce Coco Crisp (born November 1, 1979, in Los Angeles, California) is a Major League Baseball center fielder for the Boston Red Sox. ... Eric Scott Hinske (born August 5, 1977, in Menasha, Wisconsin) is an overweight Major League Baseball player for the Tampa Bay Rays. ... José Alexander (Alex) Cora (born October 18, 1975 in Caguas, Puerto Rico) is an utility infielder in Major League Baseball who currently plays with the Boston Red Sox. ... Dustin Luis Pedroia (born August 17, 1983 in Woodland, California) is a Major League Baseball player for the Boston Red Sox, who also played college baseball at Arizona State University. ... Manuel (Manny) Delcarmen (born February 16, 1982 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... Daisuke Matsuzaka , born September 13, 1980) (pronounced Dice K) is a Japanese starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... Joshua Patrick Beckett (born May 15, 1980), nicknamed Big-Game Beckett [1], is a right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... Kevin Edmund Youkilis (born March 15, 1979, in Cincinnati, Ohio), nicknamed Youk and The Greek God of Walks, is an American Major League Baseball player. ... Julio Cesar Lugo (born on November 16, 1975 in Barahona, Dominican Republic) is a major league shortstop for the Boston Red Sox. ... For other persons of the same name, see Manuel Ramirez. ... Michael Averett Lowell (born February 24, 1974 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball third baseman born in Puerto Rico of Cuban descent. ... Douglas Anthony Mirabelli (born October 18, 1970 in Kingman, Arizona) is a Major League Baseball catcher who currently plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... Not to be confused with John Lester or Jon Leicester. ... Robert Michael (Bobby) Kielty (last name pronounced KELT-E) (born August 5, 1976) is an American born outfielder who has been recently designated for assignment by the Oakland Athletics. ... Jason Andrew Varitek (born April 11, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is an American baseball player. ... David Ortiz (IPA , or roughly or-TEES, according to Latin American pronunciation) (born November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as David Américo Ortiz Arias), is a Major League Baseball designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ... Kevin Cash (born on December 6, 1977 in Tampa, Florida) is a major league catcher for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. ... Hideki Okajima , born December 25, 1975) is a Japanese left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. ... Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... For the Iraq war resister, see List of Iraq War Resisters. ... Jacoby McCabe Ellsbury (born September 11, 1983, in Madras, Oregon) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Boston Red Sox. ... Javier Alfonso López (born July 11, 1977 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... Timothy Stephen Wakefield (born August 2, 1966 in Melbourne, Florida) is a right-handed knuckleball pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played with the Boston Red Sox since 1995. ... Michael August (Mike) Timlin (born March 10, 1966 in Midland, Texas) is a middle relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox since 2003. ... Julián Tavárez is a [long[relievers|long relief pitcher]] for the Boston Red Sox. ... Jonathan Robert Papelbon (born November 23, 1980 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is the closer for the Boston Red Sox. ... Eric Serge Gagné (born January 7, 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, pronounced ), is a right-handed relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... Terry Jon Tito Francona (born April 22, 1959, in Aberdeen, South Dakota) is a Major League Baseball manager. ... Class-Level Triple-A (1973-Present) Double-A (1970-1972) Minor League affiliations International League North Division Eastern League (1970-1972) Major League affiliation Boston Red Sox (1970-Present) Current uniform Name Pawtucket Red Sox (1970-Present) Ballpark McCoy Stadium (1970-Present) Minor League titles League titles 1973, 1984 Division... Class-Level AA Minor League affiliations Eastern League Northern Division Major League affiliations Boston Red Sox (2003-present) Florida Marlins (1994-2002) Name Portland Sea Dogs (1994-present) Ballpark Hadlock Field Minor League titles League titles Division titles 1995, 1996, 1997, 2005 Owner(s)/Operated by: Dan Burke Manager: Arnie... The Lancaster JetHawks are a minor league baseball team in Lancaster, California, USA. They are a high-A class team in the California League, and have been a farm team of the Arizona Diamondbacks since 2004. ... League South Atlantic League Division Southern Division Year founded 1977 Major League affiliation Boston Red Sox Home ballpark West End Field Previous home ballparks Capital City Stadium City Greenville, South Carolina Current uniform colors navy blue, red Previous uniform colors black, red, green Logo design Division titles League titles 1986... League New York-Penn League Division Stedler Division Year founded 1996 Major League affiliation Boston Red Sox Home ballpark Edward A. LeLacheur Park Previous home ballparks Alumni Field City Lowell, Massachusetts Current uniform colors red, navy blue Previous uniform colors Logo design A thread-wrapped a baseball bat spinning inside... The Gulf Coast Red Sox are the R minor league affiliate of the Boston Redsox. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsman of the Year award to the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement. ... Bannister was chosen as the first Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year for his accomplishments in 1954. ... John Joseph Johnny Podres (born September 30, 1932 in Witherbee, New York) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher who played with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers (1953-55, 1957-67); Detroit Tigers (1966-67), and San Diego Padres (1969). ... Bobby Joe Morrow (born October 15, American athlete, winner of three Olympic gold medals in 1956. ... Stan Musials number 6 was retired by the St. ... Rafer Lewis Johnson (born August 18, 1935) is a former American decathlete. ... Ingemar Johansson (born 22 September 1932 -) is a Swedish former boxer and heavyweight champion of the world. ... This article is about the golfer. ... Jerry Ray Lucas (born March 30, 1940) was a legendary basketball star from the 1950s to the 1970s, and is now a world-renowned memory education expert. ... Terry Wayne Baker (born May 5, 1941 in Pine River, MN) is a former quarterback for the Oregon State University football team. ... Alvin Ray Pete Rozelle (March 1, 1926–December 6, 1996) was the commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) from January 1960 to November 1989, when he retired from office. ... Ken Venturi (born 1931 in San Francisco, California) was a prominent PGA Tour professional during the late 1950s and early 1960s. ... Sanford Koufax (IPA pronunciation: /kofæks/) (born Sanford Braun, on December 30, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American left-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. ... James Ronald (Jim) Ryun (born April 29, 1947) is an American former track athlete and politician, who was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1997 to 2007, representing the 2nd District in Kansas. ... Carl Yastrzemskis number 8 was retired by the Boston Red Sox in 1989 Carl Michael Yaz Yastrzemski (pronounced ), i. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... For other persons named Thomas Seaver, see Thomas Seaver (disambiguation). ... Robert Gordon Bobby Orr, OC (born March 20, 1948 in Parry Sound, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenseman, and is considered to be one of the greatest hockey players of all time. ... Lee Buck Trevino (born December 1, 1939) is an American professional golfer. ... Billie Jean Moffitt King (born November 22, 1943 in Long Beach, California) is a retired tennis player from the United States. ... John Robert Wooden (born October 14, 1910, in Hall, Indiana) is a retired American basketball coach. ... Sir John Young Stewart, OBE[2] (born 11 June 1939 in Milton, West Dunbartonshire), better known as Jackie, and nicknamed The Flying Scot, is a Scottish[3] former racing driver. ... For other persons named Muhammad Ali, see Muhammad Ali (disambiguation). ... Charlie Hustle redirects here. ... Christine Marie Evert (born December 21, 1954) is a former World No. ... Steve Cauthen (born May 1, 1960 in Covington, Kentucky) is an American jockey. ... Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), also known as The Golden Bear,[1] is widely regarded as the greatest professional golfer of all time, in large part because of his records in major championships. ... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948) is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... Wilver Dornell Willie Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), nicknamed Pops in the later years of his career, was a professional baseball player who played his entire Major League career (1962-1982) with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an outfielder and first baseman. ... U.S. captain Mike Eruzione(left) celebrates with Bill Baker (center) moments after scoring the decisive goal against the Soviet Union. ... Ray Charles Leonard (born May 17, 1956 in Wilmington, North Carolina) is a retired professional boxer. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Mary Slaney (born Mary Teresa Decker August 4, 1958) is an American former track and field athlete, who holds seven American records in her sport. ... Edwin Corley Moses (born in Dayton, Ohio August 31, 1955) is an American track and field athlete who won gold medals in the 400-meter hurdles at the 1976 and 1984 Summer Olympics. ... Mary Lou Retton (born January 24, 1968 in Fairmont, West Virginia) is an American gymnast. ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947 as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr) is an American athlete and retired professional basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time. ... Joseph Vincent Paterno (born December 21, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York), nicknamed JoePa, is the head coach of Pennsylvania State Universitys college football team, a position he has held since 1966. ... Bob Bourne (born 21 June 1954 in Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played in the NHL between 1974 and 1988. ... Kipchoge (Kip) Keino (born January 17, 1940), chairman of the Kenyan Olympic Committee (KOC), is a retired Kenyan athlete and two-time Olympic gold medalist. ... Dale Bryan Murphy (b. ... Patty Sheehan (b October 27, 1956 Middlebury, Vermont) is an American professional golfer. ... Rory Darnell Sparrow (born June 12, 1958 in Suffolk, Virginia) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA. He played collegiately at Villanova University. ... Reginald Williams (born September 19, 1954 in Flint, Michigan) is a former professional American football player. ... Orël Leonard Hershiser IV (born September 16, 1958) is a former professional right-handed pitcher and is currently an analyst for Baseball Tonight on ESPN. In 1988, he won the Cy Young Award, the NLCS MVP and the World Series MVP with the L.A. Dodgers. ... Gregory James Greg LeMond (born June 26, 1961 in Lakewood, California) is a former professional road bicycle racer from the United States and a three time winner of the Tour de France. ... Joseph Clifford Joe Montana, Jr. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. ... Donald Francis Shula (born January 4, 1930 in Grand River, Ohio) is a former professional football coach for the National Football League. ... Bonnie Kathleen Blair (born March 18, 1964 in Cornwall, New York) is a retired American speedskater. ... Johann Olav Koss (born 29 October 1968 in Drammen, Norway) is a former speed skater, considered to be one of the best in history. ... Cal Ripken redirects here. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Dean Edwards Smith (born February 28, 1931) is a retired head coach of men’s college basketball. ... Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) is a former professional baseball player who played the majority of his major league career with the Oakland Athletics before finishing his career with the St. ... Samuel Sosa Montero (born November 12, 1968 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a designated hitter and right fielder in Major League Baseball and is currently a free agent. ... First International Italy 1–0 USA (Jesolo, Italy; 18 August 1985) Largest win USA 12–0 Mexico (Port-au-Prince, Haiti; 18 April 1991) USA 12–0 Martinique (Port-au-Prince, Haiti; 20 April 1991) Worst defeat USA 0–4 Brazil (Hangzhou, China; 27 September 2007) World Cup Appearances 5... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... For other people named Randy Johnson, see Randy Johnson (disambiguation) Randall David Johnson (born September 10, 1963), nicknamed the Big Unit, is a southpaw American starting pitcher who currently plays for Major League Baseballs Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Lance Armstrong (born Lance Edward Gunderson on September 18, 1971) is a retired American professional road racing cyclist. ... David Maurice Robinson (born August 6, 1965)) is a retired American NBA basketball player, who is often considered one of the greatest centers to ever play the game. ... Timothy Tim Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ... The Boston Red Sox 2004 season is the 103rd Major League Baseball season for the Boston Red Sox franchise. ... Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. ... Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr. ... Brett Hillbilly Favre (pronounced Farv, born on October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi [1]) is an American football player, currently starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... This article is about the 2008 Major League Baseball season only. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The American League East Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... The American League Central Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... The American League West Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) (Chicago) White Stockings (1901-1903 *From 1900 to 1903, the official name did not contain the city name of Chicago... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... For other uses, see Cleveland Indians (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42, Cobb Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bengals, The Tigs, Motor City Kitties Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12, 42 Name Tampa Bay Rays (2008–present) Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-2007) Other nicknames Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) none Division titles... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) Formerly named SkyDome (1989-2005) Exhibition Stadium (1977-1989) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 AL... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... The National League Yellow Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... The National League Central Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Western Division, or NL West, is one of three subdivisions of the National League. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... For other uses, see Cincinnati Reds (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) West Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Colorado Rockies (1993–present) Other nicknames The Rox, Blake Street Bombers. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42, Shea Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-2008) Citi Field (2009-Present) Polo Grounds... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Washington Nationals (2005–present) Montreal Expos (1969-2004) Other nicknames The Nats Ballpark Nationals Ballpark (2008–present) RFK Stadium 2005-2007 Hiram Bithorn Stadium[3] (San Juan) (2003-2004) Olympic Stadium (Montreal) (1977... This article is about the baseball team. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... A playoff in sports (North American professional sports in particular) is a game or series of games played after the regular season is over with the goal of determining a league champion, or a similar accolade. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... ALCS redirects here. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) determines who wins the National League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series, facing the winner of the American League Championship Series. ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Division Series (ALDS) determines which two teams from the American League will advance to the American League Championship Series. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Division Series (NLDS) determine which two teams from the National League will advance to the National League Championship Series. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World... The World Baseball Classic, sometimes abbreviated WBC, is an international baseball tournament, first held in March 2006. ... Baseball leagues around the world, as well as various sportswriting associations or other interested groups, confer awards on various baseball players and teams for excellence in achievement, sportsmanship, and community involvement. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... The Major League Baseball Players Association (or MLBPA) is the union of professional major-league baseball players. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... Part of the History of baseball in the United States series. ... The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was a womens professional baseball league founded by Philip K. Wrigley which existed from 1943 to 1954. ... The Federal League was the last major attempt to establish an independent major league in baseball in the United States in direct competition with and opposition to the established National and American Leagues in 1914 and 1915. ... Wikipedia has a number of articles about the history of baseball: Origins of baseball History of baseball in the United States History of baseball outside the United States Baseball in the United Kingdom 1845 to 1868 in baseball Pre-1850s in baseball London Tecumsehs (and origins of baseball in Canada... Two popular American sports were invented in New England. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... This article is about the sport. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The International League (IL) is a minor league baseball league which operates in the eastern United States and Canada. ... Class-Level Triple-A (1973-Present) Double-A (1970-1972) Minor League affiliations International League North Division Eastern League (1970-1972) Major League affiliation Boston Red Sox (1970-Present) Current uniform Name Pawtucket Red Sox (1970-Present) Ballpark McCoy Stadium (1970-Present) Minor League titles League titles 1973, 1984 Division... The Eastern League is a minor league baseball league which operates primarily in the northeastern United States, although it has had a team in Ohio since 1989. ... League Eastern League Division Northern Division Year founded 1995 Major League affiliation San Francisco Giants Home ballpark Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium Previous home ballparks City Norwich, Connecticut Current uniform colors black, blue, silver Previous uniform colors black, orange Logo design the wordmark Defenders superimposed over a black ring and... League Eastern League Division Northern Division Year founded 1995 Major League affiliation Minnesota Twins Home ballpark New Britain Stadium Previous home ballparks Beehive Field City New Britain, Connecticut Current uniform colors red, black Previous uniform colors {{{previous colors}}} Logo design The wordmark Rock Cats in red outlined in black with... The New Hampshire Fisher Cats are a minor league baseball team based in Manchester, New Hampshire. ... Class-Level AA Minor League affiliations Eastern League Northern Division Major League affiliations Boston Red Sox (2003-present) Florida Marlins (1994-2002) Name Portland Sea Dogs (1994-present) Ballpark Hadlock Field Minor League titles League titles Division titles 1995, 1996, 1997, 2005 Owner(s)/Operated by: Dan Burke Manager: Arnie... The New York - Penn League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the northeastern United States. ... League New York-Penn League Division Stedler Division Year founded 1996 Major League affiliation Boston Red Sox Home ballpark Edward A. LeLacheur Park Previous home ballparks Alumni Field City Lowell, Massachusetts Current uniform colors red, navy blue Previous uniform colors Logo design A thread-wrapped a baseball bat spinning inside... The logo of the Vermont Lake Monsters is Champ, the legendary sea monster of Vermonts Lake Champlain. ... The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, based in Camden, New Jersey, is a professional, independent baseball organization located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States, especially the greater metropolitan areas of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. It operates in cities not served by Major or... League affiliations Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Liberty Division  Name Bridgeport Bluefish (1998-present) Team Colors navy blue, aqua, silver Ballpark The Ballpark at Harbor Yard Championships League titles: 1 (1999) Division titles: 4 (1998, 1999, 2002, 2006)  Owner(s)/Operated By: Get Hooked LLC General Manager: Todd Marlin Manager... The Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball, based in Durham, North Carolina, is a professional, independent baseball league located in the Northeastern United States and the Canadian province of Quebec. ... League affiliations Can-Am League (2002-present) Name Brockton Rox (2002-present) Team Colors Jade, Brown Ballpark Campanelli Stadium Championships League titles: (1) 2003 Division titles: (1) 2003  Owner(s)/Operated By: Van Schley General Manager: Andy Crossley Manager: Chris Miyake Media: The Enterprise, Patriot Ledger Website: www. ... The Nashua Pride are a minor league baseball team which plays in Nashua, New Hampshire. ... League affiliations Can-Am League Name Worcester Tornadoes (2005-present) Team Colors Black, Orange Ballpark Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field Championships League titles: (1) 2005 Owner(s)/Operated By: Perfect Game LLC General Manager: R.C. Reuteman Manager: Rich Gedman Media: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Website: www. ... 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City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... The Manchester Wolves are a professional arena football team, based at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. ... The CIFLs 2007 game ball The Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) is a new indoor football league based along the Northeastern United States region. ... Crickey! ... The National Womens Football Association (NWFA) is a full-contact American football league for women. ... The Independent Womens Football League was founded in 2000, and began play in 2001. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... NHL redirects here. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Bridgeport Sound Tigers are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Hartford Wolf Pack are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Lowell Devils are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Manchester Monarchs are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Portland Pirates are the American Hockey League affiliate of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, based in Portland, Maine. ... The Providence Bruins are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Springfield Falcons are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Worcester Sharks are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (French: la Ligue de hockey junior majeur du Québec, abbreviated QMJHL in English, LHJMQ in French) is one of the three Major Junior A Tier I hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... The Lewiston MAINEiacs are a major junior ice hockey team of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... “Soccer” redirects here. ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a North America professional soccer league. ... Year founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Nickname Revolution, Revs Stadium Gillette Stadium Foxborough, MA Coach Steve Nicol, 2002— Owner Robert Kraft First Game Tampa Bay Mutiny 3–2 New England Revolution (Tampa Stadium; April 13, 1996) Largest Win New England Revolution 6–1 Colorado Rapids (Gillette Stadium; September 18... The United Soccer Leagues Second Division (often referred to as simply, USL-2) is a professional mens soccer league in North America, part of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) league pyramid. ... Western Mass Pioneers are an American soccer team, founded in 1998. ... The USL Premier Development League (PDL) is the amateur league of the United Soccer Leagues in the United States and Canada, forming part of the American Soccer Pyramid. ... Cape Cod Crusaders are an American soccer team, founded in 1994. ... The New Hampshire Phantoms are a minor league soccer team based in Manchester, New Hampshire. ... The Rhode Island Stingrays are a PDL team based in Providence, Rhode Island. ... The Vermont Voltage are a USL Premier Development League, club that play in St. ... The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is an American soccer league recognized by the USSF and FIFA as a Division III league. ... Boston Aztec is part of the Aztec Soccer Club, a full-scale developmental soccer organization located on the North Shore of Massachusetts. ... The W-League is the first modern womens soccer league in the United States pyramid. ... The Boston Renegades are a W-League, club that plays at Bowditch Field in Framingham, a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Vermont Voltage are a USL Premier Development League, club that play in St. ... The Western Mass. ... For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ... Major League Lacrosse is a professional outdoor Lacrosse league that is made up of teams within the United States. ... The Boston Cannons are a professional lacrosse team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... NLL redirects here. ... The Boston Blazers were a member of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League from 1989 to 1997. ... Softball is a team sport popular especially in the United States. ... National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), formerly the Womens Pro Softball League (WPSL), is the only professional womens softball league in the world. ... The New England Riptide is a womens softball team based in Lowell, Massachusetts. ... Rugby league football is a full-contact team sport played with a prolate spheroid-shaped ball by two teams of thirteen on a rectangular grass field. ... The American National Rugby League (sometimes referred to as the AMNRL) is the major rugby league tournament for semi-professional clubs in the United States; currently there are eleven teams predominantly based on the north-east coast competing annually in this competition. ... The Connecticut Wildcats is an American semi-professional rugby league football team based in Norwalk, Connecticut. ... The New Haven Warriors (also often known as simply The Warriors) are a semi-professional rugby league club located in New Haven, Connecticut in the United States. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... 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Babe Ruth — The Bambino The Curse of the Bambino (1918-2004) was a superstition cited, often jokingly, as a reason for the failure of the Boston Red Sox baseball team to win the World Series in the 86 year period from 1918 until 2004. ... Babe Ruth — The Bambino The Curse of the Bambino (1918-2004) was a superstition cited, often jokingly, as a reason for the failure of the Boston Red Sox baseball team to win the World Series in the 86 year period from 1918 until 2004. ... Bucky Dent (born November 25, 1951), born Russell Earl ODey, is an American former Major League Baseball player and manager. ... Dates October 18, 1986–October 25, 1986 MVP Ray Knight (New York) Television network NBC Announcers Vin Scully, Joe Garagiola Umpires John Kibler (NL), Jim Evans (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Joe Brinkman (AL), Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL) The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship... LIFE Magazine chronicles the 1967 season as a news event. ... Dates October 23, 1999–October 27, 1999 MVP Mariano Rivera (New York) Television network NBC Announcers Bob Costas and Joe Morgan Umpires Randy Marsh (NL), Derryl Cousins (AL), Gerry Davis (NL), Rocky Roe (AL), Steve Rippley (NL), Jim Joyce (AL) The 1999 World Series matched the defending champion New York... The 2003 American League Championship Series was played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees from October 8 to October 16, 2003. ... The 2004 American League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. ... Dates October 23, 2004–October 27, 2004 MVP Manny Ramírez (Boston) Television network Fox Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires Ed Montague (Crew Chief), Dale Scott, Brian Gorman, Chuck Meriwether, Gerry Davis, Charlie Reliford The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams... The 1918 World Series featured the Boston Red Sox, who defeated the Chicago Cubs four games to two. ... The 1975 World Series was between the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. ... Dates October 18, 1986–October 25, 1986 MVP Ray Knight (New York) Television network NBC Announcers Vin Scully, Joe Garagiola Umpires John Kibler (NL), Jim Evans (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Joe Brinkman (AL), Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL) The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship... The 1999 American League Championship Series was a matchup between the Eastern Division Champion New York Yankees (98-64) and the Wild Card Boston Red Sox (94-68). ... Dates October 23, 1999–October 27, 1999 MVP Mariano Rivera (New York) Television network NBC Announcers Bob Costas and Joe Morgan Umpires Randy Marsh (NL), Derryl Cousins (AL), Gerry Davis (NL), Rocky Roe (AL), Steve Rippley (NL), Jim Joyce (AL) The 1999 World Series matched the defending champion New York... The 2003 American League Championship Series was played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees from October 8 to October 16, 2003. ... The 2004 American League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. ... Dates October 23, 2004–October 27, 2004 MVP Manny Ramírez (Boston) Television network Fox Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires Ed Montague (Crew Chief), Dale Scott, Brian Gorman, Chuck Meriwether, Gerry Davis, Charlie Reliford The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams... This article is about the baseball player. ... Harry Frazee, 1916 Harry Herbert Frazee (June 29, 1881 in Peoria, Illinois - June 4, 1929 in New York City) was an American theatrical agent, producer and director, and former owner of the Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox from 1916 to 1923. ... Joseph Paul DiMaggio, born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, Jr. ... Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Carlton Ernest Fisk (born December 26, 1947 in Bellows Falls, Vermont) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for 24 years with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox. ... Thurman Lee Munson (June 7, 1947 – August 2, 1979) was an American catcher in Major League Baseball who played with the New York Yankees from 1969 to 1979. ... Bucky Dent (born November 25, 1951), born Russell Earl ODey, is an American former Major League Baseball player and manager. ... For the pitcher who currently plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks, see Billy Buckner. ... William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962, in Dayton, Ohio), is a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, and is one of the preeminent pitchers in Major League history. ... Wade Anthony Boggs (born June 15, 1958 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball, primarily with the Boston Red Sox. ... Derek Sanderson Jeter (pronounced , born June 26, 1974) is an American Major League Baseball player. ... Andrew Eugene Pettitte (pronounced PET-it), born June 15, 1972, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is an American left-handed starting pitcher, currently signed to the New York Yankees. ... This article is about the multiple All-Star/Cy Young right-handed pitcher. ... Michael Cole (Mike) Mussina (born December 8, 1968 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania), nicknamed Moose, is a Major League starting pitcher, currently with the New York Yankees. ... Alexander Emmanuel Alex Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975, in New York, New York), commonly nicknamed A-Rod, is a Dominican-American baseball infielder. ... David Ortiz (IPA , or roughly or-TEES, according to Latin American pronunciation) (born November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as David Américo Ortiz Arias), is a Major League Baseball designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ... For other persons of the same name, see Manuel Ramirez. ... Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... Jason Andrew Varitek (born April 11, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is an American baseball player. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Aaron John Boone (born March 9, 1973 in La Mesa, California) is a major league third baseman who plays for the Florida Marlins. ... Joseph Paul Torre (born July 18, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former Major League Baseball player and the current manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... William Grady Little (born March 30, 1950 in Abilene, Texas) is a manager in Major League Baseball. ... Timothy Stephen Wakefield (born August 2, 1966 in Melbourne, Florida) is a right-handed knuckleball pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played with the Boston Red Sox since 1995. ... Joshua Patrick Beckett (born May 15, 1980), nicknamed Big-Game Beckett [1], is a right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox. ...

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RED SOX 6, YANKEES 4: RHP Josh Beckett got off to a sluggish start and surrendered three runs early, but 1B Kevin Youkilis smacked a two-run triple off the top of the left-field fence that tied the game in the top of the third.
The Sox are moving slowly with the 35-year-old right-hander as they work him back into a potential rotation spot, and a second minor league rehab assignment could again be in his future.
Ellsbury was one of three Red Sox baserunners who were thrown out in the 6-4 win; both 1B Kevin Youkilis and SS Julio Lugo were also nailed attempting to swipe bases.
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In 1939, the Red Sox purchased the contract of outfielder Ted Williams from San Diego Pacific Coast League, ushering in an era of the team sometimes called the "Ted Sox." Williams is generally considered one of the greatest hitters of all time, because he consistently hit for both high power and high average.
In 2002, the Red Sox were sold by Yawkey trustee and president John Harrington to a consortium headed by principal owner John Henry with Tom Werner serving as executive chairman, Larry Lucchino serving as president and CEO, and Les Otten serving as vice chairman.
In one trade, the Red Sox, suddenly short on catchers after a knee injury to Jason Varitek, and later an ankle injury to Doug Mirabelli, traded a player to be named later to the Baltimore Orioles for catcher Javy Lopez (not to be confused with earlier relief pitcher acquisition Javier Lopez).
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