Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox are a professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, playing in the East division of the American League (AL). The Red Sox have won eight World Series championships, having appeared in 12. Founded in 1901 as one of the American League's eight charter franchises, the Red Sox’ have played all their home games in Fenway Park since 1912. The "Red Sox" name was chosen in response to previous local teams that had been known as the "Boston Red Stockings”.
Boston was a dominant team in the new league, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first World Series in 1903 and winning four more championships by 1918. However, they then went into one of the longest championship droughts in baseball history, called by some the "Curse of the Bambino" due to the sale of Babe Ruth to the rival New York Yankees two years after their world championship in 1918. This brought about an 86-year wait before the team's sixth World Championship in 2004.
Following their victory in the 2013 World Series, they became the first team to win three World Series trophies in the 21st century, including championships in 2004 and 2007. Red Sox history has also been marked by the team's intense rivalry with the Yankees, arguably the fiercest and most historic in North American professional sports.
The Boston Red Sox are owned by Fenway Sports Group, which also the owners of Liverpool in the Premier League in England. The Red Sox are consistently one of the top MLB teams in average road attendance, while the small capacity of Fenway Park prevents them from leading in overall attendance. From May 15, 2003 to April 10, 2013, the Red Sox sold out every home game, 820 in all, which is a record for major professional sport.
Over the years great players have featured for the Sox. Ted Williams played his entire 19-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career as a left fielder for the Boston Red Sox from 1939–1942 and 1946–1960. Nicknamed "The Kid", "The Splendid Splinter", "Teddy Ballgame", "The Thumper" and "The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived", Williams is regarded as one of the greatest hitters in baseball history.
Pedro Martinez played most of his best baseball for the Sox. One of the most dominant pitchers in baseball history, he played a key role in the famous 2003 World Series victory.
Cy Young was another great pitcher from an earlier era. Playing for the Sox in the first decade of the twentieth century, Young established numerous pitching records, some of which have stood for a century and he was World Series champion in 1903.
David Ortiz is a current player for the Sox having been in the team since 2003. Ortiz is a nine-time All-Star, a three-time World Series champion, and holder of the Red Sox single-season record for home runs with 54, set during the 2006 season.
Since 2006, Sports Events is proud to be the most reliable ticket broker in the market, with our "Supply Guaranteed" policy. Every order is handled by one of our sales representative to ensure the best customer-care possible.
Don't wait! Buy your Boston Red Sox tickets from Sports Events 365 today.