Boston Red Sox

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The Boston Red Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts.wikipedia
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Babe Ruth

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However, they then went into one of the longest championship droughts in baseball history, dubbed the "Curse of the Bambino" after its alleged inception due to the Red Sox' sale of Babe Ruth to the rival New York Yankees two years after their world championship in 1918, an 86-year wait before the team's sixth World Championship in.
Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a star left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees.

Curse of the Bambino

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However, they then went into one of the longest championship droughts in baseball history, dubbed the "Curse of the Bambino" after its alleged inception due to the Red Sox' sale of Babe Ruth to the rival New York Yankees two years after their world championship in 1918, an 86-year wait before the team's sixth World Championship in.
The Curse of the Bambino was a superstition evolving from the failure of Major League Baseball (MLB)'s Boston Red Sox to win the World Series in the 86-year period from to.

Yankees–Red Sox rivalry

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The team's history has also been marked by the team's intense rivalry with the New York Yankees, one of the most historic in North American professional sports.
The Yankees–Red Sox rivalry is a Major League Baseball (MLB) rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.

Carlton Fisk

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The team's history during that period was punctuated with some of the most memorable moments in World Series history, including Enos Slaughter's "mad dash" in, the "Impossible Dream" of, Carlton Fisk's home run in, and Bill Buckner's error in.
During a 24-year baseball career, he played for both the Boston Red Sox (1969, 1971–1980) and Chicago White Sox (1981–1993).

World Series

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The team have won nine World Series championships, tied for the third-most of any MLB team, and they have played in 13.
One of them matched the two pennant winners, Pittsburgh Pirates of the NL and Boston Americans (later known as the Red Sox) of the AL; that one is known as the 1903 World Series played at Huntington Avenue Grounds.

Bill Buckner

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The team's history during that period was punctuated with some of the most memorable moments in World Series history, including Enos Slaughter's "mad dash" in, the "Impossible Dream" of, Carlton Fisk's home run in, and Bill Buckner's error in.
William Joseph Buckner (December 14, 1949 – May 27, 2019) was an American professional baseball first baseman and left fielder, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for five teams from through, including the Chicago Cubs, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Boston Red Sox.

American League East

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They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division.

New York Yankees

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However, they then went into one of the longest championship droughts in baseball history, dubbed the "Curse of the Bambino" after its alleged inception due to the Red Sox' sale of Babe Ruth to the rival New York Yankees two years after their world championship in 1918, an 86-year wait before the team's sixth World Championship in. The team's history has also been marked by the team's intense rivalry with the New York Yankees, one of the most historic in North American professional sports.
The team's rivalry with the Boston Red Sox is one of the most well-known rivalries in North American sports.

2018 World Series

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Following their victory in the 2018 World Series, they became the first team to win four World Series trophies in the 21st century, with championships in,, and.
The Boston Red Sox' most recent World Series appearance was their 2013 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Pawtucket Red Sox

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The name is often shortened to "Bosox" or "BoSox", a combination of "Boston" and "Sox" (similar to the "ChiSox" in Chicago or the minor league "PawSox" of Pawtucket).
The team is a member of the International League and is the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.

Major League Baseball

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They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division.
Additionally, many ballparks had large dimensions, such as the West Side Grounds of the Chicago Cubs, which was 560 ft to the center field fence, and the Huntington Avenue Grounds of the Boston Red Sox, which was 635 ft to the center field fence, thus home runs were rare, and "small ball" tactics such as singles, bunts, stolen bases, and the hit-and-run play dominated the strategies of the time.

American League

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They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division.
The New York Yankees have won 40 American League titles, the most in the league's history, followed by the Philadelphia/Kansas City/Oakland Athletics (15) and the Boston Red Sox (14).

John I. Taylor

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The "Red Sox" name was chosen by the team owner, John I. Taylor, circa 1908, following the lead of previous teams that had been known as the "Boston Red Stockings", including the forerunner of the Atlanta Braves.
John Irving Taylor (January 14, 1875 – January 26, 1938) owned the Boston Red Sox from 1904 until 1911.

Slaughter's Mad Dash

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The team's history during that period was punctuated with some of the most memorable moments in World Series history, including Enos Slaughter's "mad dash" in, the "Impossible Dream" of, Carlton Fisk's home run in, and Bill Buckner's error in.
The Mad Dash, or Slaughter's Mad Dash, refers to an event in the eighth inning of the seventh game of the 1946 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox.

List of baseball nicknames

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The name is often shortened to "Bosox" or "BoSox", a combination of "Boston" and "Sox" (similar to the "ChiSox" in Chicago or the minor league "PawSox" of Pawtucket).

Atlanta Braves

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The "Red Sox" name was chosen by the team owner, John I. Taylor, circa 1908, following the lead of previous teams that had been known as the "Boston Red Stockings", including the forerunner of the Atlanta Braves.
The Braves were founded in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1871, as the Boston Red Stockings (not to be confused with the American League's Boston Red Sox).

The Standells

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Both Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline", and The Standells's "Dirty Water" have become anthems for the Red Sox.
They are best known for their 1966 cover of Ed Cobb’s hit "Dirty Water", now the anthem of several Boston sports teams and is played following every Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins home win.

Tessie

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Aided by the modified chants of "Tessie" by the Royal Rooters fan club and by its stronger pitching staff, the Americans managed to overcome the odds, and win the best-of-nine series five games to three.
"Tessie" is both the longtime anthem of the Boston Red Sox and a 2004 song by the punk rock group Dropkick Murphys.

1903 Boston Americans season

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In 1903, Boston participated in the first modern World Series, going up against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The 1903 Boston Americans season was the third season for the professional baseball franchise that later became known as the Boston Red Sox.

1904 World Series

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In addition, they won the American League pennant, but were not able to defend their 1903 World Series championship when the New York Giants refused to participate in the 1904 World Series.
The champions were the Boston Americans (now the Boston Red Sox), who repeated their 1903 AL championship, and the NL's New York Giants (now the San Francisco Giants).

1904 Boston Americans season

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The 1904 club was almost as good as the previous team, but due to the surprise emergence of the New York Highlanders, the Boston club found itself in a tight pennant race through the last games of the season.
The 1904 Boston Americans season was the fourth season for the professional baseball franchise that later became known as the Boston Red Sox.

Royal Rooters

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Aided by the modified chants of "Tessie" by the Royal Rooters fan club and by its stronger pitching staff, the Americans managed to overcome the odds, and win the best-of-nine series five games to three.
The original Royal Rooters were a fan club for the Boston Americans, which in 1908 changed its name to the Boston Red Sox, in the early 20th century.

Jack Chesbro

With Jack Chesbro, the Highlanders' 41-game winner, on the mound, and the score tied 2–2 with a man on third in the top of the ninth, a spitball got away from Chesbro and Lou Criger scored the go-ahead run.
Nicknamed "Happy Jack", Chesbro played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1899–1902), the New York Highlanders (1903–1909), and the Boston Red Sox (1909).

Cy Young

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Those teams were led by manager and star third baseman Jimmy Collins, outfielders Chick Stahl, Buck Freeman, and Patsy Dougherty, and pitcher Cy Young, who in 1901 won the pitching Triple Crown with 33 wins (41.8% of the team's 79 wins), 1.62 ERA and 158 strikeouts.
In 1901, Young jumped to the American League and played for the Boston Red Sox franchise until 1908, helping them win the 1903 World Series.

1912 World Series

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Anchored by an outfield considered to be among the finest in the game—Tris Speaker, Harry Hooper and Duffy Lewis—and superstar pitcher Smoky Joe Wood, the Red Sox beat the New York Giants 4–3–1 in the classic 1912 World Series best known for Snodgrass's Muff.
In the 1912 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Giants four games to three (with one tie).