The Boston Red Sox are one of the most famous sports teams thanks to their history and have a worldwide fan base. Founded in 1901, the team was one of the founders of the Major League. In 1900, the move to Boston followed, where the Red Sox were first seen on the field under the names Boston Americans and Boston Pilgrims. The current name is nevertheless a tradition. For as early as 1907, the team was renamed the Boston Red Sox. The name originated from the red pants the team wore. It was introduced by media in Chicago, who were looking for a short and concise name. In Boston, they fell back on this designation and made it the official name. In the early 20th century, the team had its golden age. In 1903, it won the first official World Series. More national titles followed in 1912, 1915, 1916 and 1918 led by the best baseball player of all time, Babe Ruth. On Dec. 26, 1919, the owner at the time, Harry Frazee, decided to sell Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees. This deal not only changed the history of baseball in Boston and New York, it kicked off one of the greatest rivalries in US sports. In the years following the switch, the Red Sox lost other top players in Joe Dugan and Herb Pennock. This caused them to slip into sporting irrelevance for many years.
Rise of the Boston Red Sox
. It would be 28 years before Boston made it to the World Series again in 1946. Led by franchise legend Ted Williams, however, they still lost 3-4 to the St. Louis Cardinals despite leading 3-2 after games. This luckless fate was to repeat itself several times in the course of history. That's why they found their own name for it: Curse of the Bambino, based on the nickname of Babe Ruth. In 1949, the Boston Red Sox, led by manager Joe McCarthy, needed a two-game win over the New York Yankees to advance to the World Series. McCarthy previously led the Yankees to seven World Series titles. The Red Sox, on the other hand, lost both games and missed the finals. In 1975, the team was in the World Series again. Against the Cincinnati Reds, it battled back from a 3-6 deficit in Game 6 - considered one of the greatest games of all time - to even the series. The curse seemed broken - at the latest when the Red Sox led 3-0 in Game 7. Still, the baseball god showed no mercy and they squandered the lead, losing Game 7 and the World Series 3-4. There were to be many more similarly painful moments: Such as losing the lead in the 1986 World Series or losing to the New York Yankees in 2003 in the American League Championship Series (ALCS).