Stadium Guide by Baseball Tripper
Similar to the Baltimore Orioles, the Boston Red Sox have also been around since the start of the American League back in 1901. However they have had much more success than the Orioles and are arguably one of the best baseball franchises in the history of the league. They have also never moved around since their inception, staying in Boston for the past hundred plus years. The name Red Sox was chosen by the owner at the start of the franchise simply because previous teams in the area had also been called the Red Stockings, so the owner simply shortened the name.
Speaking of success, they actually won the very first World Series Major League Baseball history playing against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Although they won the very first World Series of the league, they are almost more famous for their huge drought following their championship in 1918. It was at this time that Babe Ruth entered the league and although he is very famous for his time with the New York Yankees, he actually began his career with the Boston Red Sox. They traded him away to the Yankees and then began the curse known as the “Curse of the Bambino” which resulted in an 86-year drought on the World Series stage. They finally won again in 2004 and proceeded to win four championships between 2000 and 2020 making them the first franchise to win four World Series trophies in the century.
The Red Sox also have arguably the most iconic ballpark in baseball around the world. Fenway Park has been around since 1912 making it over a hundred years old with the iconic green monster still standing in left field. We highly suggest you make the time to visit this iconic Stadium at some point in your life!