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    Stadium:Fenway Park 
    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
    League: American League 
    Division:East Division 
    World Series Championships: 9: 1903, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 2004, 2007, 2013 & 2018

    Boston Red Sox History

    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 Guardians), 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 Guardians 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 Guardians 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 Guardians 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 Guardians 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. 

    The Red Sox managed to get back into the playoffs in the 2021 season. They finished with a record of 92-70, and this booked them a sport in the Wild Card Game, where they faced off against the Yankees and won. The moved on to the ALDS where they met the Rays, and eventually won that series 3-1. In the ALCS the played against the Astros, and eventually lost the series, 2-4.

    The Boston Red Sox finished the 2022 Major League Baseball season with a record of 78-84, which put them in last place in the American League East Division. They did not qualify for the playoffs in 2022. It is their second losing season in the last four years and for the second in that span they followed up a playoff appearance with a losing season.

    Expert 2023 Picks & Preview on Boston Red Sox

    If you are a fan of the Boston Red Sox, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2023 season. Do the Boston Red Sox have the star power to make it all the way to the World Series in 2023?

    2022 was a step back for the Boston Red Sox, as they missed the postseason and finished as one of the worst teams in the league. Now they will be looking for a bounceback year in 2023.

    Preview on the Boston Red Sox’s Manager: Alex Cora

    Coming into his fifth full season as a Major League Baseball manager, Alex Cora currently has a 362-286 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. 

    2022 was rough for the Boston Red Sox and Alex Cora as they finished with a record of 78-84.

    Preview on the Boston Red Sox’s Key Player: Rafael Devers

    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, at just 20 years of age.

    In his first postseason, Devers let the baseball world know that he was not afraid of the big stage as he put together one of the best postseasons by a young player in recent memory. 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 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. 

    With another year of development under his belt and another 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 in 2022.

    He has made back to back all star game appearances in 2021 and 2022, and looks poised to make his third straight in 2023 as long as he remains healthy, which is admittedly something he has struggled with over the past few seasons.

    Preview on the Boston Red Sox’s Next Best: Chris Sale

    Chris Sale is the second key player on this year’s Boston Red Sox roster and he is their ace of the pitching staff heading into the season. He made his Major League Baseball debut back in 2010 with the Chicago White Sox and he has been one of the best pitchers in all of baseball ever since. He is a seven time all star and he has led the league in strikeouts twice over the course of his lengthy and successful career. He missed a major chunk of the season last season after several injuries kept him away from the team. Sale and the Red Sox will be hoping that the year spent rehabbing will help him regain his form all the all important 2023 season.

    Boston Red Sox Betting & Odds Preview 2023

    The Boston Red Sox were given +2000 odds to win the 2023 American League East division this season. Their odds to win the American League Pennant were +3000 prior to the season starting. 

    While their odds to take home the Commissioner’s Trophy and win the World Series were set at +6000. Their total over/under for victories this season is set at 78.5, With odds of (+100) for the over and (-120) for the under. Last season they managed to finish the season with a record of 78-84.

    Their odds to win their division are the second lowest odds out of the five teams. While their odds to win the American League pennant are 11th out of 15 teams. They rank 19th in total odds among the entire league to win the World Series this season out of thirty teams.

    Boston Red Sox FAQ

    Still got some burning questions about the Boston Red Sox? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully, you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    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?

    Are you wondering if the Boston Red Sox are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Boston Red Sox games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Boston Red Sox record?

    The Boston Red Sox had a 78-84 win-loss record for the 2022 MLB season. 

    Did the Boston Red Sox win last night?

    Fans of the Boston Red Sox are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much are the Boston Red Sox worth?

    According to Forbes Magazine, the Boston Red Sox are worth $3.9 billion. 

    Who do the Boston Red Sox play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the MLB, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Boston Red Sox play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    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 2022 MLB season as they finished in last place in the American League East with a 78-84 record.

    When do the Boston Red Sox play?

    Boston Red Sox fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips, we list all the information you need like the time of the first pitch, location of the game and the all-important MLB odds.

    Where did the Boston Red Sox finish the season?

    The Boston Red Sox finished the 2022 MLB season in last place in the American League East. 

    How many games did the Boston Red Sox win?

    The Boston Red Sox won 78 games during the 2022 MLB season.