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Founded - 1901 as the Boston Americans
Stadium - Fenway Park since 1912 (Boston, Massachusetts)
Best Team Record - 105-47 (.691) 1912; World Series Champions
Worst Team Record - 43-111 (.278) 1932; 8th Place AL
World Series Winners - 1903 5-3 vs. Pirates; 1912 4-3-1 vs. Giants; 1915 4-1 vs. Phillies; 1916 4-1 vs. Robins; 1918 4-2 vs. Cubs; 2004 4-0 vs. Cardinals; 2007 4-0 vs. Rockies
Division Winners - 1903 1904 1912 1915 1916 1918 1946 1967 1975 1986 1988 1990 1995 2007
Wild Card Winners - 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008
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11/04/10: Cookie Monster Madness - The Boston Red Sox have made undoubtedly the most surprising pre-free agency move in the league today: They exercised their $12.5 million option on David Ortiz, an option which contained no buyout clause. Ortiz turns 35 this month, and have an RSL of .257/.356/.498 over the past three seasons, averaging 28 homers and 97 RBI per year. The move was likely made based on Papi's popularity and the fact that he went .286/.385/.558 this season after April ended.

In a free agent class that will include Lance Berkman, Adam Dunn, Paul Konerko, Derrek Lee, Troy Glaus, Vladamir Guerrero, Hideki Matsui, Pat Burrell, Marcus Thames, Aubrey Huff, Russell Branyan, Adam LaRoche, Lyle Overbay, Carlos Pena, Manny Ramirez, and Jim Thome among first base/designated hitter types, it is very odd that the Red Sox would pay such a premium to keep a player who is barely in the upper echelon of that group. There will be some fantastic designated hitter bargains come January, and while the Sox certainly aren't penny-pinchers, they do need to spend money to fill other voids on their team.

August 26, 2009 - Walking in Boston – Asher Chancey has not liked the Boston Red Sox since 2004, when the team won its first World Series title since 1918 and the fan base transformed from die hard fanatics into obnoxious twits. So what happened when Asher visited Fenway Park for the first time on Tuesday and the Red Sox defeated the Chicago White Sox 6-3 in front of the 500-somethingth consecutive Fenway Park sellout crowd? Find out inside.

Franchise History

The Beginning
The Boston Americans were one of the original American League teams in 1901, placed in Boston as a direct challenge to the National League franchise in that city. The team would also be known as the Somersets and Pilgrams before settling on the Red Sox in 1907.

Things Looked Great for a While
The Red Sox won 6 American League pennants betwen 1903 and 1918. Their victory in the 1918 World Series was their fifth in a row, but would famously be their last for 86 years.

Best Trade in Team History
In 1935, the Red Sox acquired superstar Jimmie Foxx from the Philadelphia Athletics, along with Johnny Marcum, for Gordon Rhodes, George Savino, and $150,000.

Worst Trade in Team History
The worst trade in the history of the Red Sox also happens to be the worst trade in the history of professional sports - Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for $125,000, straight up. The Red Sox would not recover until 2004.

Oh by the way, for any other franchise, the 1990 trade that sent future Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell to the Astros for middle reliever Larry Anderson would have been the worst trade in team history.

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2009 Red Sox Preview
Who could have forseen that it would be possible for the Red Sox to finish ahead of the Yankees and not win the division? Can they do it again?

2008 Red Sox Preview
Even a rabid Yankee fan must admit that Boston is the team to beat in the AL East.

World Series Preview 2007 10/23/07
The hotter team vs. the better team.

ALCS Preview 10/12/07
Keith sticks to his guns and picks Cleveland over Boston in five.

ALDS Preview - Angels vs. Red Sox 10/3/07
Which team can win on the road?

2007 Red Sox Preview
The bullpen and lack of rotation depth will prevent Boston from contending in 2007.

The Boston Dead Sox 8/24/06
Tony pronounces the Red Sox officially dead after a devastating 5-game sweep at the hands of you-know-who.

Diasuke Matsuzaka Scouting Report 4/5/06
Tony pronounces the Red Sox officially dead after a devastating 5-game sweep at the hands of you-know-who.

2006 Red Sox Preview
Boston's improvement may be masked by team age and 2005 overachievement.

Two Boneheads for the Price of One
The debate surrounding the AL MVP has the tendency to bring out the most boneheaded comments from various commentators.

Thankful for November Trades 11/23/05
Asher examines a feast of November deals, including the one that brought Josh Beckett to Boston.

2005 ALDS Preview 10/4/05
Who could have predicted that Boston would be swept? Keith did.

Is Nomar a HoFer?
Asher's response to an email from a fan asking whether Nomar was, at this point, a lock for the Hall of Fame.

Just Give Him the Damn Ball
Doug Mientkiewicz caught the ball, the last out was recorded, and the rest is history. Except, what happened next is very much part of the present as there is now a struggle over who should have the ball.

Keith's 2004 World Series Preview
Probably the most exciting LCS in at least five years leads to high expectations for the 2004 World Series. On the surface, it appears that the Cardinals have had the more impressive regular season, while the pioneer Boston Red Sox have made a bigger splash in the postseason. However, for a deeper analysis, here is a positional comparison of the two teams.

Red Sox Archive

All Time Team
Manager
Best Overall Player
Best Overall Pitcher
Worst Overall Player
Worst Overall Pitcher
Most Overrated Player
Most Underrated Player
Best Player Name

Catcher
First Base
Second Base
Third Base
Shortstop
Utility
Left Field
Center Field
Right Field
Designated Hitter
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Relief Pitcher
Relief Pitcher
Terry Francona
Ted Williams
Cy Young
Luis Rivera
Paul Zahniser
Harry Hooper
Reggie Smith
Hod Lisenbee
Smead Jolley
Carlton Fisk
Jimmie Foxx
Bobby Doerr
Wade Boggs
Joe Cronin
Nomar Garciaparra
Ted Williams
Tris Speaker
Dwight Evans
Carl Yastrzemski
Roger Clemens
Cy Young
Lefty Grove
Pedro Martinez
Smokey Joe Wood
Dick Radatz
Ellis Kinder
All Time Leaders
Games
At-Bats
Runs

Hits
Doubles

Triples

HR

RBI

SB
TB
AVG


OBP
SLG
OPS
Games
Innings

Wins

Losses

Strikeouts
Walks
ERA

Shutouts

Saves
Carl Yastrzemski - 3308
Carl Yastrzemski - 11988
Carl Yastrzemski - 1816
Ted Williams - 1798
Carl Yastrzemski - 3419
Carl Yastrzemski - 646
Ted Williams - 525
Harry Hooper - 130
Tris Speaker - 106
Ted Williams - 521
Carl Yastrzemski - 452
Carl Yastrzemski - 1844
Ted Williams - 1839
Harry Hooper - 300
Carl Yastrzemski - 5539
Ted Williams - .344
Wade Boggs - .338
Tris Speaker - .337
Ted Williams - .482
Ted Williams - .634
Ted Williams - 1.116
Bob Stanley - 637
Roger Clemens - 2776.0
Cy Young - 2728.1
Roger Clemens - 192
Cy Young - 192
Cy Young - 112
Roger Clemens - 111
Roger Clemens - 2590
Roger Clemens - 856
Joe Wood - 1.99
Cy Young - 2.00
Roger Clemens - 38
Cy Young - 38
Bob Stanley - 132
Single Season Leaders
At-Bats
Runs
Hits
Doubles
Triples
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
Stolen Bases
Total Bases
Batting Average
OBP
SLG
OPS
Games Pitched
Innings Pitched
Wins
Losses
Strikeouts
Bases on Balls
ERA
Shutouts

Saves
684 - Nomar Garciaparra, 1997
150 - Ted Williams, 1949
240 - Wade Boggs, 1985
67 - Earl Webb, 1931
22 - Tris Speaker, 1913
54 - David Ortiz, 2006
175 - Jimmie Foxx, 1938
54 - Tommy Harper, 1973
406 - Jim Rice, 1978
.406 - Ted Williams, 1941
.553 - Ted Williams, 1941
.735 - Ted Williams, 1941
1.288 - Ted Williams, 1941
80 - Greg Harris, 1993
384.2 - Cy Young, 1902
34 - Joe Wood, 1912
25 - Charley Ruffing, 1928
313 - Pedro Martinez, 1999
134 - Mel Parnell, 1949
0.96 - Dutch Leonard, 1914
10 - Cy Young, 1904
10 - Joe Wood, 1912
46 - Tom Gordon, 1998
Hall of Fame
Bobby Doerr
Carl Yastrzemski
Cy Young
Jimmy Collins
Joe Cronin
Ted Williams
Wade Boggs
Harry Hooper
Jim Rice


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Award Winners
MVP Winners
Jimmie Foxx - 1938
Ted Williams - 1946
Ted Williams - 1949
Fred Lynn - 1975
Roger Clemens - 1986
Mo Vaughn - 1995
Dustin Pedroia - 2008

Cy Young Winners
Roger Clemens - 1986
Roger Clemens - 1987
Pedro Martinez - 1999
Pedro Martinez - 2000

Rookies of the Year
Walt Dropo - 1950
Don Schwall - 1961
Carlton Fisk - 1972
Fred Lynn - 1975
Nomar Garciaparra - 1997
Dustin Pedroia - 2007

Firemen of the Year
Bill Campbell - 1977
Tom Gordon - 1998

Kingman Award Winners
Walt Dropo - 1952
Lou Clinton - 1963
George Scott - 1971
Carlton Fisk - 1973
Butch Hobson - 1979
Tony Armas, Sr. - 1983

Alex Gonzalez of the Marlins
J.D. Drew - 2008
Club Members
Triple Crown Hitters
Ted Williams (36/137/356) 1942
Ted Williams (32/114/343) 1947
Carl Yastrzemski (44/121/326) 1967

Triple Crown Pitchers
none

3-4-5 Club
Ted Williams
Tris Speaker
Manny Ramirez
Jimmie Foxx

100-Plus Club
Buck Freeman (12/114) 1901
Buck Freeman (11/121) 1902
Jimmie Foxx (41/143) 1936
Jimmie Foxx (50/175) 1938
Ted Williams (31/145) 1939
Ted Williams (36/137) 1942
Rudy York (17/119) 1946
Vern Stephens (29/137) 1948
Ted Williams (25/127) 1948
Vern Stephens (39/159) 1949
Ted Williams (43/159) 1949
Vern Stephens (30/144) 1950
David Ortiz (47/148) 2005

500 Outs Club
Rick Burleson ('77,'78,'80)
Jim Rice ('84)
Bill Buckner ('85)
Nomar Garciaparra ('97)


50 Home Run Club
David Ortiz (54) 2006
Jimmie Foxx (50) 1938

30-30 Club Members
none

Sub-2.00 ERA
Luis Tiant (1.91) 1972
Roger Clemens (1.93) 1990
Pedro Martinez (1.74) 2000