The Boston Red Sox were a powerhouse in the early 1900s but the club had to wait more than 85 years to win another World Series. Established in 1901 as the Boston Americans, the franchise dominated Major League Baseball, winning its first title just two years the club’s inception. By 1912, the franchise known as the Red Sox won its second World Series and three more in 1915, 1916 and 1918. However, there was a long stretch between the Red Sox’s next championship.
Despite reaching four World Series finals during that span, the Red Sox couldn’t snap their longstanding title drought.
That changed in 2004 when the Terry Francona-led Red Sox finished their season 98-64 and swept the St. Louis Cardinals to capture the franchise’s sixth World Series crown. Former Red Sox great Manny Ramirez was named most valuable player after a spectacular playoff run. The Red Sox went on to win two more titles — bringing their overall total to eight — and the club is in line to add to that collection for years to come.
Ted Williams still holds several club records, including home runs (521). Carl Yastrzemski collected a franchise-best 3,419 hits and 1,844 runs batted in. Roger Clemens and Cy Young each earned 192 victories on the mound for the Red Sox — a mark that still stands as a club record.
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Boston Red Sox Standings Right Now
Here is where you will find the up to date Boston Red Sox standings, and after successive seasons of last place finishes in 2014 and 2015, the Red Sox should resume their place among the leaders in the American League East.
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The Red Sox are among baseball's best home teams, so bet against Boston when the Red Sox are playing at Fenway Park at your own peril. With its towering Green Monster in left field, Fenway is a graveyard for left-handed pitchers, so watch for upcoming Red Sox home games when they are facing a southpaw starter.
The over is always a good bet on games at Fenway Park, where pitcher's duels are as rare as New York Yankees fans in Boston.
Playing in ancient Fenway Park gives the Red Sox a huge home-field advantage, more so than any other American League team.
With its odd dimensions and various nooks and crannys in the outfiield wall, not to mention the world-famous Green Monster in left field, Fenway Park can be an intimidating place for a first-time visitor, especially a left-handed pitcher who must feel the shadow that the Green Monster casts over the mound as it stands more than 37 feet tall and just about 310 feet away from home plate.
Entering the 2017 Major League Season, the Red Sox were among the favorites to capture the World Series for a ninth time.
That’s because the team boasts one of the best rotations in the Big Leagues. With a one-two starting pitching combo of Rick Porcello and Chris Sale, the Red Sox instil fear in many American League batters walking up to the plate. Porcello turned heads around the league by winning 22 games in 2016, while Sale is also capable of hitting the 20-win mark on a yearly basis.
As strong as the starting rotation is for Boston, the club’s bullpen is equally impressive. If the Red Sox have a lead going into the ninth inning, rest assured that star closer Craig Kimbrel will lock down the victory. During the 2016 campaign, Kimbrel earned 31 saves in 33 opportunities.
Offensively, the Red Sox are right up there with the best in MLB. Right-fielder Mookie Betts had a MVP-worthy season in 2016, hitting 31 home runs, 113 RBI and a .318 batting average. The offense runs through Betts, who is destined to help guide this Red Sox team to multiple championships along the way.
How soon will the Red Sox contend for another World Series? With the current lineup, Boston will be in the running for another championship sooner than later. Confidently put your money on the Red Sox in any situation.
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