The history of the Boston Red Sox is rich with beliefs. After a very long dry spell with no World Series wins, finally they are the ruling 2007 World Series Champions. Since 1912 at Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox have made their team home and are one of the ancient teams in the league and from time to time known as “The Fens”. This history of the Boston Red Sox name originates from the unchanging feature of red around the strike area of the uniform. No matter which uniform the team is wearing, home or away or an alternate – the sock area is always red.
According to David Barcomb, in 1901, the Boston Red Sox club was essentially formed and in the first World Series in 1903, they were the team to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates. By 1918, they went on to win four more championships and then in baseball history, went into one of the lengthiest periods without a win. Many people endorsed their lack of ability to win to the “Curse of the Bambino” that was believed to have been caused in 1920 by the trade of Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees. In 2004, that curse was reversed, when the Boston Red Sox finally brought home and won their sixth World Series Championship.
For the Boston Red Sox, who managed to average over 100 loses in a season, the late 1920’s to early 1930’s were not a good time. When Tom Yawkey bought the Red Sox in 1933, the luck of the team began looking up and attained some strong players. These astute player additions paid off and the Red Sox were again tough contenders in the League. The Boston Red Sox, for the next 30 years, would carry on their pursuit of the World Series win just falling short. One of the greatest hitters of all time, Ted Williams, lent his talents to the period and some people started calling the players “The Ted Sox”.
For the Boston Red Sox, the 1960’s didn’t start well, nevertheless 1967 brought an exciting and furious pennant race. The 1970’s took a new uniform look when the team began to wear a navy blue B and a navy blue brim with a red hat. The different look did not help the team win and they never completed higher than second in their division.
After longtime in 1976, owner Tom Yawkey passed away and his wife Jean supervised the Boston Red Sox till her own passing in 1992. In the longtime ownership of the Yawkey’s, the Boston Red Sox never won a single world series.
The team made it to another world series in 2004, and this one started below par with closely scored games and injured players. Nonetheless, again the Cardinals in their series match up, the Boston Red Sox broke the “Curse of the Bambino” and brought home a world series back to Boston.
As David Barcomb says, just to ascertain that the “Curse of the Bambino” was just a different part of Boston Red Sox history, against the Colorado Rockies, the team went on to win the 2007 World Series, certifying the Boston Red Sox continual reputation as one of the supreme teams in MLB history.