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|Colours:||Red, navy blue & white|
|Hall of Famers:||Luis Aparicio, Wade Boggs, Lou Boudreau, Jesse Burkett, Orlando Cepeda, Jack Chesbro, Jimmy Collins, Joe Cronin, Andre Dawson, Bobby Doerr, Dennis Eckersley, Rick Ferrell, Carlton Fisk, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, Rickey Henderson, Harry Hooper, Waite Hoyt, Fergie Jenkins, George Kell, Heinie Manush, Juan Marichal, Pedro Martinez, Herb Pennock, Tony Perez, Jim Rice, Red Ruffing, Babe Ruth, Tom Seaver, Al Simmons, Tris Speaker, Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski & Cy Young|
|Hall of Fame General Managers:||Ed Barrow, Lou Boudreau, Frank Chance, Jimmy Collins, Joe Cronin, Hugh Duffy, Bucky Harris, Billy Herman, Joe McCarthy, Dick Williams & Cy Young|
|Rivals:||New York Yankees|
|Legends:||David Ortiz, Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Pedro Martinez, Roger Clemens, Cy Young, Jim Rice, Dwight Evans, Tris Speaker, Manny Ramirez, Wade Boggs & Jimmie Foxx|
|Retired Numbers:||11: 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 14, 26, 27, 34, 45 & 42|
|World Series Championships:||9: 1903, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 2004, 2007, 2013 & 2018|
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The Red Sox is the livelihood of Boston from March to October, it is what every Bostonian talks about, even if you do not follow the Red Sox heavily, you will know how they went. The Red Sox were established in 1901 and were one of the charter members of American Baseball, so it is no wonder that history runs deep in the veins of the Red Sox.
The Red Sox though originally started out with the name Boston Americans until 1907 where they changed it to what we know as the team today. It didn’t take long before the Americans claimed their first World Series championship as by 1903 they got their hands on the trophy, led by pitcher Cy Young who came across from the St Louis Perfectos / Cardinals to join the Boston team from 1901 to 1908.
Almost ten years since their first World Series, the Red Sox claimed their second in 1912 (which was also the year they played their first season at Fenway Park) which kicked off a pretty dominant era for the Red Sox, however, they turned it up a notch in 1914 where they made one of their biggest signings.
The Red Sox signed baseball legend Babe Ruth in 1914, and became an instant success as he helped the side win three World Series titles in four seasons as the Red Sox won the World Series in 1915, 1916 and in 1918 which capped off a dominant period for the Sox.
Babe Ruth left a lasting impression on the Boston team, but his next move would leave a bitter taste with Red Sox fans. By 1920 Ruth left the Red Sox to join their fiercest rivals the New York Yankees in 1920 where he would spend 14 seasons with the New York team.
From 1919 to 1946 the Red Sox suffered a 28-year drought of not playing in the postseason as they suffered losing seasons in 1925 (105 losses), 1926 (107 losses), 1930 (102 losses), however, their worst occurred in 1932 when they suffered 111 losses.
That all came to end in 1946 when they finally made it back to the World Series after finishing first in the American League, but they couldn’t generate anything special as they lost the showpiece event 4-3 to the Cardinals.
They suffered a similar drought until their next World Series when they waited 21 years to appear in the 1967 World Series but once again they fell short of the MLB major honor when they lost to the Cardinals again.
For the first half of the 1970s, the Red Sox often finished between second and third spot in the American League East, but that changed midway through the decade in 1975. The Red Sox finished the 1975 season in first place in the American League East Division with 95 wins which were enough to earn them a chance to play in the American League Championship Series (ALCS) where they met the Oakland Athletics.
The Red Sox made light work of their NLCS opponents, winning the series 3-0, which earned them their first World Series showing since 1967, but once again they fell short going down to the Cincinnati Reds 4-3.
The rest of the 70s and even the beginning of the 80s saw the Red Sox fluctuate from second spot, third spot, fourth spot and sixth spot in the American League East from 1976 to 1985.
After being a decade in the wilderness, things started to pick up for the Boston team from 1986 onwards where they won the ALCS over the Los Angeles Angels but once again lost the World Series going down to the New York Mets.
They rounded off the 80s and started the 1990s by making the ALCS in 1988 and 1990 but lost both to the Oakland Athletics. Despite making the American League Division Series (ALDS) in 1995 (they went down to the Cleveland Indians), it was more of the late 90s and the early 2000s when they started to be a mainstay of the postseason.
The Red Sox made back-to-back postseason appearances in 1998 (where they fell in the NLDS) and in 1999 where they finally defeated the Indians in the NLDS but couldn’t generate another win in the postseason as they fell to the Yankees in the NLCS.
After a three-year hiatus of being in the postseason, the Red Sox returned in 2003 but after winning the NLDS they once again fell to the Yankees in the NLCS, but the signs were there for the Red Sox.
The season of 2004 would always be one to remember for the city of Boston. After finishing second in the American League East to the Yankees with 98 wins, the Red Sox did it the hard way as they saw off the Angels in the NLDS winning the series 3-0, and the Yankees in the NLCS.
After losing the first three games to the Yankees in the NLCS, the Red Sox rallied together to record a miraculous recovery by winning the next four games to win the series 4-3 to give them a World Series berth.
The Red Sox faced the St Louis Cardinals in the 2004 World Series, but after overcoming a nervous NLCS against the Yankees, the Red Sox were made of steel and set the tone from the outset as they clinched the World Series in four games to hand the city of Boston their first title in 86 years.
After tasting their first World Series since 1918, the Red Sox fans didn’t have to wait another 86 years as three years later in 2007 they claimed their second title in four years when they defeated the Angles in the NLDS.
As well as the Indians in the NLCS and the Colorado Rockies in the World Series defeating them 4-0. They made the postseason two years after their 2007 World Series crashing out in the ALCS to the Tampa Bay Rays in 2008 and the ALDS in 2009 to the Angels.
In 2013, tragedy struck the city of Boston when on April 15 during the Boston Marathon, bombings occurred killing three people and injured 264. A day after the Boston Marathon Bombings, the Red Sox hosted the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park, where before the game they paid tribute to the victims of the bombings.
The Red Sox ended up finishing the regular season on top of the American League East with 95 wins and faced the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALDS winning 3-1. They advanced to the ALCS where they knocked off the Detroit Tigers 4-2 as they progressed to the World Series where they would face the St Louis Cardinals.
The first few games of the World Series were a see-sawing affair as the Red Sox won game one and the Cardinals winning game two and three. The Red Sox though provided great team spirit as they won the remaining three games to win the series 4-2 and to give the city of Boston some much-needed reason to celebrate.
The Red Sox returned to the playoffs 2016 and 2017 but weren’t able to replicate anything special as they made back-to-back ALDS but lost to the Indians in 2016 and Astros in 2017. They seemed to make amends for it the next year though as they topped the American League East with 108 wins as well as winning the ALDS over the Yankees 3-1, and the ALCS over the Astros 4-1.
The Red Sox were once again in the World Series where they would face Los Angeles Dodgers. The Red Sox claimed the first two games of the series before the Dodgers replied by winning game three which went to 18 innings. The Red Sox then responded by winning game four and game five to hand them their ninth World Series title.
The Red Sox have since missed the postseason in the last two years finishing third in 2019 and after trading Mookie Betts to the Dodgers before the 2020 season the Red Sox finished in fifth place of the American League East in a shortened season where they played 60 games.
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Coming into his third full season as a Major League Baseball manager, Alex Cora currently has a 192-132 win-loss record in charge of the Boston Red Sox.
At the conclusion of his 13 year playing career, Cora joined the Houston Astros as a bench coach in 2016.
Cora assumed the role of manager on three occasions during the 2017 season, after Astros manager A.J. Finch was ejected from the game on the occasions.
In the same season, Cora and the Astros finished with a record of 101-61 on their way to winning the 2017 World Series. This was Cora’s second World Series Championship and first as a non-player.
During the 2017 playoffs, Cora interviewed for the vacant managers position with the Boston Red Sox. He was successful and offered a three-year managerial contract for the 2018 – 2020 seasons, with an option for 2021.
Cora and the 2018 Red Sox finished with 108 wins and 54 losses, and at the conclusion of the 2018 playoffs, Cora became the fifth rookie manager to win a World Series, winning his third championship ring and first as a manager.
After an 84-78 2019 season that resulted in Boston missing the playoffs, it was reported that Cora played a key role in the Houston Astros sign stealing scandal for the period of time he was with the team, including Houston’s 2017 championship season.
Following the release of the findings from the investigation, the Red Sox and Cora agreed to mutually part ways. Cora released a statement that stated he “did not want to be a distraction” to the team.
After serving an MLB enforced suspension, Cora was re-hired as Boston’s manager in November of 2020. The Red Sox signed Cora to a two-year contract for the 2021 and 2022 seasons, with a club option for the 2023 and 2024.
Coming into the ninth year of his Major League Baseball career, Xander Bogaerts will be the Red Sox most important player heading into the 2021 season.
Already a two time world series champion with Boston, Bogaerts is also a two time MLB All-Star (2016 and 2019), three time Silver Slugger Award recipient (2015, 2016 and 2019) and a member of the 2019 All-MLB first team.
In his last full season of Major League Baseball (2019 – 2020 shortened due to COVID-19), Bogaerts finished the year with a .309 batting average, 52 doubles, 33 home runs and 117 RBIs, which was the second most in the American League.
For his efforts in 2019, Bogaerts was named in the All-MLB first team, finished fifth in the American League MVP voting and won his third Silver Slugger Award.
Bogaerts was once again Boston’s primary shortstop in 2020 and finished the season with the most home runs and RBIs by a shortstop in the American League.
The 28 year old finished the 2020 with a .300 batting average, 11 home runs, 28 RBIs and 8 stolen bases in just 56 games.
Returning to the full 162 game fixture in 2021, expect the two time world series champion to return to his 2019 form as the leader and star of the Red Sox dugout.
24 year old Rafael Devers has already shown in his young MLB career that he is going to be one of the most important players for the Red Sox going forward.
Devers made his debut in July of 2017 and quickly became the youngest player in Red Sox history to hit a home run (since 1965), at just 20 years, 275 days old.
In his first postseason, Devers let the baseball world know that he was not afraid of the big stage, hitting a home run in Game 3 of the ALDS and becoming the youngest Red Sox player to hit a homer in the postseason and just the sixth player in MLB history to hit a home run in the playoffs before his 21st birthday.
The following game (Game 4), Devers became the youngest player in MLB history to hit a postseason inside-the-park home run.
After spending a chunk of 2018 on the disabled list, Devers was a key player in the Red Sox 2018 World Series victory, hitting a go-ahead three-run home run in the sixth inning of Game 5.
2019 was Devers best season, finishing with 201 hits and a .311 batting average, as well as 54 doubles, 32 home runs, and 115 RBIs. He also led the major leagues with 90 extra base hits and 359 total bases. Devers finished 12th in 2019 AL MVP voting.
After a slightly down year in 2020 (which can be attributed to the pandemic), Devers is coming into 2021 having just signed a one year contract extension with the Red Sox.
With another year of development under his belt and a full season to show what he is capable of, Devers is primed for a big year, boosting his contract worth while helping the Red Sox return to championship success.
Ever since the Red Sox claimed the 2018 World Series they haven’t been able to make it to the playoffs missing in 2019 and missing emphatically in 2020 when the side finished sixth in the American League East and despite trading Mookie Betts to the LA Dodgers at the start of the season they still were +3500 to make it to the World Series on July 24.
The Red Sox couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season when they won their first game of the season against the Baltimore Orioles, but that was short-lived as they lost the next two games against the Orioles and lost the opening game to the Mets on July 27 where the Red Sox odds moved up +6000.
After dropping the first two games against the New York Mets, the Red Sox odds improved ever so slightly on July 28 to +3500 in which the Red Sox would win on the day and even on July 30.
By August 3 the Red Sox were valued at +5667 after losing their series against the New York Yankees 3-0. The Red Sox then faced the Tampa Bay Rays on August 4 but the odds weren’t in their favour as they were valued at +6400, the Red Sox would drop the first game but won the second game on August 5.
Although there were some danger signs previously, it got worse on August 13 when the Red Sox were valued at +6833 after they dropped three games to the Rays (the Red Sox lost to the Rays on August 13) and since then their odds skyrocketed.
On August 21 they reached their highest odds for the season when they were valued at +18333 even after they won their last two matches but it may have something to do when they lost their previous nine games.
The Red Sox had a little respite when they dropped to +10000 on August 24 after that was the lowest they got to for the rest of the season as from there they rose +15000 on August 25, +25000 two days later, +50000 on September 8 and eventually finished the season with +10000 odds on September 10.
Despite this, the Red Sox finished the 2020 MLB season in seventh place when it came to the overall over / under with an overall record of 31-26-3. The Red Sox moved up four spots when they were the home team as they had the third-best home over / under record with 17-11-3. However, when they were the away side they dropped down to 17th in the MLB with a record of 14-15-0.
When looking at the total run line the Red Sox were ranked 15th in the league with a record of 30-30-0. When they were the home team the Red Sox were ranked 19th in the MLB with a record of 14-17-0, however, they had a much better record when they were the away side as they finished with a run line of 16-13-0 which was good enough for 10th place.
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Where do the Boston Red Sox play?
The Boston Red Sox play at Fenway Park.
Who owns the Boston Red Sox?
The Boston Red Sox is owned by John Henry.
Have the Boston Red Sox won an MLB World Series?
The Boston Red Sox have won nine MLB World Series titles in 1903, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 2004, 2007, 2013 and 2018.
Who is the Boston Red Sox general manager?
Brian O’Halloran is the manager of the Boston Red Sox.
Do the Boston Red Sox play tonight?
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What is the Boston Red Sox record?
The Boston Red Sox had a 24-36 win-loss record for the 2020 MLB season.
Did the Boston Red Sox win last night?
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How much are the Boston Red Sox worth?
According to Forbes Magazine, the Boston Red Sox are worth $3.3 billion.
Who do the Boston Red Sox play tonight?
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How to watch the Boston Red Sox?
You can watch the Boston Red Sox games on TV channels like NESN and NBC Sports Boston and the MLB Network such as MLB.TV.
Will the Boston Red Sox make the playoffs this year?
The Boston Red Sox did not make the playoffs in the 2020 MLB season as they finished in fifth place in the American League East with a 24-36 record.
Will the Boston Red Sox get the 1st pick in the MLB draft?
The Boston Red Sox received the fourth pick in the 2021 MLB draft.
When do the Boston Red Sox play?
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Where did the Boston Red Sox finish the season?
The Boston Red Sox finished the 2020 MLB season in sixth place in the National League East.
How many games did the Boston Red Sox win?
The Boston Red Sox won 24 games during the 2020 MLB season.
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