The Boston Red Sox were founded in 1893 in Toledo, Ohio. The were a member of the Western League until 1900, when the team moved to Boston and became a member of the American League. The team won the first World Series championship that Major League Baseball ever hosted in 1903. In 1914, Babe Ruth became the newest member of the Red Sox, and he stayed with the team until the Yankees traded him in 1920. He let the team to two World Series titles in 1916 and 1918. When Ruth left, the Red Sox were said to be under the “Curse of the Bambino,” as they did not win another World Series title until 2004. The curse was broken after 86 years. In 2007, the Red Sox won another World Series title, bringing their total championships to seven.
Fun Facts about the Boston Red Sox
What are the Boston Red Sox team colors?
Red, Midnight Navy, White
Where did the Boston Red Sox get their name and why are they called it?
In 1901, the team was known as the Boston Americans, and in 1902 they were renamed the Boston Somersets. In 1903, John I. Taylor, the owner of the team at the time, named the team the Red Sox, because of the red socks worn by the players.
Who designed the Boston Red Sox logo?
The designer of the Boston Red Sox logos have varied over the team’s long history. None are publicly published. The team has used variations on the original “hanging red sox” logo, which was designed in 1931. Since 1931, the logo has been changed to include the team’s name, a circular baseball logo, and variations on this combination.
Who is the mascot for the Boston Red Sox?
The mascot for the Boston Red Sox is “Wally,” the Green Monster. He is named after the “wall” along the left field that is known as the Green Monster. The mascot was introduced to the team in 1997. Wally is said to have been shy and lived as a hermit for 50 years. In 1997, he emerged from his home inside the Green Monster wall to the delight of fans, especially young children.
Who owns the Boston Red Sox?
The Boston Red Sox are currently owned by John Henry, Tom Werner and Larry Lucchino.
What numbers have been retired by the Boston Red Sox?
1 Bobby Doerr
4 Joe Cronin
6 Johnny Pesky
8 Carl Yastrzemski
9 Ted Williams
14 Jim Rice
27 Carlton Fisk
42 Jackie Robinson
What players from the Boston Red Sox are in the Baseball Hall Of Fame?
Fun Facts about Fenway Park
What is Boston Red Sox stadium called?
What is the address of Fenway Park?
4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215
How many seats are in Fenway Park?
When was Fenway Park built?
The stadium construction broke ground on September 25, 1911. It was completed in time for opening day on April 20, 1912.
How far is it down the right field line in Fenway Park?
How far is it down the left field line in Fenway Park?
How far is the center field wall in Fenway Park?
Top 5 Players of all time for the Boston Red Sox
5. Bobby Doerr
During his 14 years with the Red Sox from 1937 to 1951, Bobby Doerr was a top ranking second baseman. He was the leader in double plays, fielding percentage and putouts in a number of seasons. He held the league’s highest slugging percentage in 1944 and in the same year he held the second highest batting average in the league. He was selected nine-times for the All-Star game. His number, 1, was retired by the Boston Red Sox. Doerr was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986.
Batting Average: .288
Home Runs: 223
Runs Batted In: 1,247
4. Dwight Evans
The Red Sox right fielder, Dwight Evans, played for the Boston Red Sox from 1972 to 1990. In addition to being an excellent right fielder, Evans holds a number of top spots in the team’s history. He holds the second highest number of games played in the team’s history, he is third place in runs scored, third place in double base hits, fourth highest home run hitter, fourth highest number of runs batted in and eighth highest triples hit by a Red Sox in the team’s history. He was awarded eight Gold Gloves, the highest number received by a Red Sox player.
Batting Average: .272
Home runs: 385
Runs Batted In: 1,384
3. Jim Rice
Jim Rice played for the Boston Red Sox during his entire MLB career, from 1974 to 1989. During his time with the time he was an eight-time All-Starselection. He was one of only two players in the game’s history to lead the American League in total bases during three consecutive seasons. He led the American League in home runs during three seasons and held the highest slugging average twice. His number, 14, was retired by the Boston Red Sox. In 2009, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his 15th and final chance to be voted in.
Batting Average: .298
Home Runs: 382
Runs Batted In: 1,451
2. Carl Yastrzemski
Carl Yastrzemski played for the Boston Red Sox during his entire [long] career with the MLB, from 1961 to 1983. He played left fielder and first baseman positions during that time. Carl was an 18-time All-Star selection, and seven-time Gold Glove Award winner. He was named the American League Most Valuable Player in 1967 and the 1970 All-Star Game MVP. He set a number of team records, and was the first member of the 3,000 hit club to hit over 400 home rubs. He is the all-time leader in Red Sox career RBIs, singles and doubles. He played the most games for the team and holds the second highest number of home runs, behind Ted Williams. His number, 8, was retired by the Boston Red Sox and he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989.
Batting Average: .285
Home Runs: 452
Runs Batted In: 1,844
1. Ted Williams
Ted Williams was a career player for the Boston Red Sox, playing with the team from 1939 to 1942, and again from 1946 to 1960. He played left fielder for the team, and in addition to his extraordinary fielding abilities, he was the team’s best all-time hitter. Williams was elected 19 times for the All-Star team, and was twice named the American League Most Valuable Player. He led the American League in batting in six different seasons. He was awarded the Triple Crown twice, the highest number of Triple Crowns won by an individual player. He is one of the only players in baseball to ever bat over a .400 in a single season. His number, 9, was retired by the Boston Red Sox. Ted Williams was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966, the first year in which he was eligible for induction.
Batting Average: .344
Home Runs: 521
Runs Batted In: 1,839