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  • World Series titles: (7) 2007; 2004; 1918;
    1916; 1915; 1912; 1903
  • American League champs: (12) 2007; 2004;
    1986; 1975; 1967; 1946; 1918; 1916; 1915;
    1912; 1904; 1903
  • Division champs: (5) 2007; 1995; 1990; 1988;
    1986; 1975
  • Wild Card: (7) 2009; 2008; 2005; 2004; 2003; 1999; 1998
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Dustin Pedroia

Dustin Pedroia may be the smallest person on the field, but when it comes down performance, he has stood tall against the pressure of playing in Boston. He is the winner of the 2007 AL Rookie of the Year Award.


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The 2004 Boston Red Sox is the team that famously broke the Curse of the Bambino. After coming back from down three games to zero versus the Yankees, the Red Sox went on to sweep the Cardinals in the World Series. This gave the Red Sox their first World Series Championship since 1918.


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The 2007 Boston Red Sox finish the regular season at 96-66 (tie with Cleveland for the best record in baseball). The magic continued through the playoffs as the Sox went on to win the World Series. With spring training right around the corner, the Sox front office is already preparing a roster to defend their championship title in '08.


Team History

Before Fenway

Fenway Park was not opened until 1912. The Red Sox previously played their games at the Huntington Avenue Grounds. Actually, before 1908 they were not even the Red Sox; instead they were named the Boston Americans. The Americans were lead by star players Jimmy Collins and the legendary Cy Young. These two helped lead their team to the first ever World Series played in 1903. In a best of nine series versus the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Americans came out victorious; five games to three. The Americans made it back to the World Series in 1904, but were unable to win it all.

Years later, the best outfield in the league (consisting of: Tris Speaker, Harry Hooper, and Duffy Lewis) helped restore the franchise to its winning ways after a horific, yet short stretch of losing seasons from 1906-1908. The Americans were renamed the Red Sox in 1908, and with a solid team in line for the future, the Sox moved into Fenway Park in 1912.

Fenway, the Babe, and the Curse

The first season the Boston Red Sox spent in Fenway Park (1912) they won the World Series Championship; thanks partially to Fred Snodgrass. During the 1912 World Series, Snodgrass of the New York Giants dropped a routine fly ball in center field which would have given a victory in extra innings to the Giants. Instead the Sox went on to win the game, and eventually win the series.

Babe Ruth soon emerged as a star for the Sox. He and Tris Speaker lead the team to repeat World Series titles in 1915 and 1916. But after the 1916 season, Tris Speaker was traded by owner Joseph Lannin (1913–1916) to the Cleveland Indians. The Babe remained in Boston, helping the team to the 1918 World Series Championship. The franchise was seemingly unstoppable; winning three of four World Series. Well, as much as it seemed nothing could slow this franchise down, one thing could and did.

After the 1918 World Series the new owner Harry Frazee sold arguably the best baseball player ever (Babe Ruth) to the New York Yankees. This deal symbolized the downfall of a Red Sox dynasty. This occurrence was considered to start the "Curse of the Bambino" which supposedly was Babe's curse to prevent the Red Sox from ever winning another World Series. In reality, the curse was an excuse for 86 years of bad front office decisions, choking in important games, and overall the inability for this franchise to win a World Series title.

Retired Numbers

With the exception of Jackie Robinson, and Johnny Pesky, the Red Sox have stringent requirements for retiring a player's number: That player must (a) have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and (b) spent at least 10 years as a member of the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox made an exception for Johnny Pesky because of his life-long service to the team, he is not inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Owners

Managers

Awards

MVP

Rookie of the Year

Cy Young

Franchise Records

Career Records

Single Season Records

Record Per Season

Year --- Win Loss PCT % GB
1901 79 57 .581 4.0
1902 77 60 .562 6.5
1903** 91 47 .659 0
1904* 95 59 .617 0
1906 49 105 .318 45.5
1907 59 90 .396 32.5
1908 75 79 .487 15.5
1909 88 63 .583 9.5
1910 81 72 .529 22.5
1911 78 75 .510 24
1912** 105 47 .691 0
1913 79 71 .527 15.5
1914 91 62 .595 8.5
1915** 101 50 .669 0
1916** 91 63 .591 0
1917 90 62 .592 9
1918** 75 51 .595 0
1919 66 71 .482 20.5
1920 72 81 .471 25.5
1920 72 81 .471 25.5
1921 75 79 .487 23.5
1922 61 93 .396 33
1923 61 91 .401 37
1924 67 87 .435 25
1925 47 105 .309 49.5
1926 46 107 .301 44.5
1927 51 103 .331 59
1928 57 96 .373 43.5
1929 58 96 .377 48
1930 52 102 .338 50
1931 62 90 .408 45
1932 43 111 .279 64
1933 63 86 .423 34.5
1934 76 76 .500 24
1935 78 75 .510 16
1936 74 80 .481 28.5
1937 80 72 .526 21
1938 88 61 .591 9.5
1939 89 62 .589 17
1940 82 72 .532 8
1941 84 70 .545 17
1942 93 59 .612 9
1943 68 84 .447 29
1944 77 77 .500 12
1945 71 83 .461 17.5
1946* 104 50 .675 0
1947 83 71 .539 14
1948 96 59 .619 1
1949 96 58 .623 1
1950 94 60 .610 4
1951 87 67 .565 11
1952 76 78 .494 19
1953 84 69 .549 16
1954 69 85 .448 42
1955 84 70 .545 12
1956 84 70 .545 13
1957 82 72 .532 16
1958 79 75 .513 13
1959 75 79 .487 19
1960 65 89 .422 32
1961 76 86 .469 33
1962 76 84 .475 19
1963 76 85 .472 28
1964 72 90 .444 27
1965 62 100 .383 40
1966 72 90 .444 26
1967* 92 70 .568 0
1968 86 76 .531 17
1969 87 75 .537 22
1970 87 75 .537 21
1971 85 77 .525 18
1972 85 70 .548 .5
1973 89 73 .549 8
1974 84 78 .519 7
1975* 95 65 .594 0
1976 83 79 .512 15.5
1977 97 64 .602 2.5
1978 99 64 .607 1
1979 91 69 .569 11.5
1980 83 77 .519 19
1981 59 49 .546 2.5
1982 89 73 .549 6
1983 78 84 .481 20
1984 86 76 .531 18
1985 81 81 .500 18.5
1986* 95 66 .590 0
1987 78 84 .481 20
1988 89 73 .549 0
1989 83 79 .512 6
1990 88 74 .543 0
1991 84 78 .519 7
1992 73 89 .451 23
1993 80 82 .494 15
1994 54 61 .470 17
1995 86 58 .597 0
1996 85 77 .525 7
1997 78 84 .481 20
1998 92 70 .568 22
1999 94 68 .580 4
2000 85 77 .535 2.5
2001 82 79 .509 13.5
2002 93 69 .574 10.5
2003 95 67 .586 6
2004** 98 64 .605 3
2005 95 67 .586 0
2006 86 76 .531 11
2007** 96 66 .593 0

* = Won AL Pennant
** = Won World Series


Minor League Teams

Triple-A: Pawtucket Red Sox, International League

Double-A: Portland Sea Dogs, Eastern League

Advanced-A: Lancaster JetHawks, California League

Single-A: Greenville Drive, South Atlantic League

Short-A: Lowell Spinners, New York-Penn League

Rookie: GCL Red Sox, Gulf Coast League

Rookie: Dominican Summer League Red Sox, Dominican Summer League

See also

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