Boston Red Sox
Take a walk through Boston at any time of the year and you're certain to see a Red Sox cap in just a minute or two. This city loves its Red Sox and is one of the most passionate fan bases you'll find in all of sports. The Sox won the World Series in 2013 and have a couple other championships since 2000, but went through a long dry spell known as the Curse of the Bambino. After selling future hall of famer Babe Ruth to New York, the Red Sox went 86 years without winning the World Series.
The Red Sox play the home games on their schedule at Fenway Park, which is one of the most iconic sports facilities in the world. Built in 1912, Fenway is the oldest park in Major League Baseball and celebrated its 100th anniversary during the 2012 season. The park is known not only for the Green Monster in left field, but also a number of other notable features, include Pesky's Pole in right field, the Lone Red Seat in right field and the deep center field area known as The Triangle. Fenway Park can hold 37,499 fans, making it the fourth-smallest park in the majors. Read more »
World Series Championships
The Red Sox have won the World Series eight times since being established in 1901. The team triumphed in 1903 and was a powerhouse the following decade, winning titles in 1912, 1915, 1916 and 1918 before the Curse of the Bambino. The curse was often featured in postseason news reports until Boston finally reversed the curse and earned World Series glory in 2004. Since then, the team has a pair of additional titles, in 2007 and 2013. The Red Sox have won 13 American League Pennants and seven division titles.
Boston Red Sox Roster
Many of the sport's all-time greats spend time on the Red Sox roster at one point during their careers. Former Red Sox who wear the team's cap on their Baseball Hall of Fame plaques are Wade Boggs, Jimmy Collins, Joe Cronin, Bobby Doerr, Rick Ferrell, Carlton Fisk, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, Harry Hooper, Jim Rice, Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski. Recent fan favorites in Boston have included Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia and Jon Lester.
The Red Sox Spring Training facility is JetBlue Park at Fenway South, located in Fort Myers, FL. Boston has used this park since 2012 after moving from the nearby City of Palms Park, where it had been since Spring Training in 1993. JetBlue Park is known for its similarity to Fenway Park; JetBlue has identical field dimensions and its own Green Monster in left field. The park has an official capacity of 10,823. The Red Sox Minor League Baseball affiliates are the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox, Double-A Portland Sea Dogs, Advanced-A Salem Red Sox, Class-A Greenville Drive, Short-Season A Lowell Spinners and rookie league Gulf Coast League Red Sox and Dominican Summer League Red Sox.
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Official team site
New York Mets, Citi Field (203 miles)
New York Yankees, Yankee Stadium (204 miles)
Pawtucket Red Sox, McCoy Stadium (46 miles)
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, PNC Field (293 miles)
Lowell Spinners, Edward A. LeLacheur Park (33 miles)
Connecticut Tigers, Dodd Stadium (98 miles)
Tri-City ValleyCats, Joseph L. Bruno Stadium (167 miles)
Vermont Lake Monsters, Centennial Field (217 miles)