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The Boston Red Sox is an American professional baseball team based in Boston Massachusetts. They have won nine world series titles and 14 American League pennants. It is currently ranked 11th in the 2022 Baseball America’s Organisational rankings. John I. Taylor bought the team in 1904, and after 105 losses and finishing last in the 1906 league, changed the team’s name from Boston Americans to Boston Red Sox.

 

5 Most Memorable Games for the Red Sox

 

 

Fenway Park

Following a few changes made by John Taylor in 1904 and 1911, Boston Red Sox moved from a leased property known as Huntington Avenue Grounds to Fenway Park, built specifically for the Red Sox. In the shadows of the sinking Titanic five days earlier, Fenway Park was opened, with more than 27,000 fans in attendance.

 

 

1912 World Series Game 8

This was the first series that was decided in the last inning of the final game. The winning team came back from within one inning of losing. It was also one of four World Series to go to Game 8. The others were the 1903, 1919, & 1921 where a tie game was called due to darkness.

 

Game 6 of the World Series started and saw the Giants knock out starter Buck O’Brien for five runs in the first inning. The Giants continued with the same momentum in Game 7, where they knocked out the 22-year old Smoky Joe Wood with six runs in the opening inning. This resulted in a crucial 2 game win by the Giants.

 

 

The 2004 Great Comeback

The Red Sox had taken a 3-0 beating from the Yankees in the 2004 American League Championship series. The NY Yankees brought the same confidence into Game 4, taking a 4-3 lead into the 9th inning. A two-run homer by David Ortiz led the Red Sox to a win. Ortiz wasn’t done and proceeded to win the next game on a base hit in the 14th.

 

 

2008 J.D. Drew All-Star Game MVP

It had taken 11 years for J.D. Drew to make the All-Star team. Those years of hard work and persistence culminated in a tying two-run homer in his debut All-Star game. He connected off Dominican Edison Volquez pitch, with two outs in the seventh inning, tying the score at 2.

 

As he earned the coveted Ted Williams MVP award, and a Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, the Boston Red Sox would win the game, 4-3, 15 innings. Visit score predictions site for real-time information on the Red Sox.

 

 

2017 Vazquez Game of the Year

Boston Red Sox Catcher Christian Vazquez, with two outs in the bottom of the ninth hit a three-run walk-off homer. This powerful moon shot to the left centre of the field gave the Red Sox the win, beating the Cleavand Indians 12-10. The catch of the game also featured in this duel where Centerfielder Austin Jackson flew over the wall into the Boston bullpen.

 

 

2018 Benintendi’s Five-Star Catch

The left-fielder’s catch could not have come at a more opportune moment. At the bottom of the ninth, Third Baseman Andrew Bregman hit a liner to the left to tie the game. Benny’s clutch grab gave the Red Sox a Game 4 win, finishing the game 8-6. This game that saw a home run called back due to fan interference lasted 4 hours and 33 minutes.

 

Benny showed athletic prowess by covering 45 feet of ground in 3.2 seconds to make the catch. The following night, the Boston Red Sox clinched their fourth World Series title after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers.