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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Boston Red Sox Franchise History - A Fan's Essentials



1. Boston Red Sox – The Team Name
This franchise was established in 1901. The team has been known by two names as follows:
Boston Americans 1901-1907
Boston Red Sox 1908-Present
Note: The history of the Red Sox team nickname is the subject of some debate, largely because nicknames were somewhat unofficial in baseball’s early years. Extensive research has been done with respect to the Red Sox nicknames, and contrary to many published reports, the team was never officially known as the Puritans, Pilgrims or Beaneaters. The team has only been known as the Americans and the Red Sox.

2. Boston Red Sox – The Championship Record
Eight World Series Championships:
1903 defeated Pittsburgh Pirates 5 games to 3
1912 defeated New York Giants 4 games to 3 with one tie
1915 defeated Philadelphia Athletics 4 games to 1
1916 defeated Brooklyn Dodgers 4 games to 1
1918 defeated Chicago Cubs 4 games to 2
2004 defeated St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 0
2007 defeated Colorado Rockies 4 games to 0
2013 defeated St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 2

Thirteen American League Pennants
1903 91 wins - 47 losses
1904 95 wins - 59 losses
1912 105 wins - 47 losses
1915 101 wins - 50 losses
1916 91 wins - 63 losses
1918 75 wins - 51 losses
1946 104 wins - 50 losses
1967 92 wins - 70 losses
1975 95 wins - 65 losses
1986 95 wins - 66 losses
2004 98 wins - 64 losses
2007 96 wins - 66 losses
2013 97 wins - 65 losses

3. Boston Red Sox – Home Stadium History
1. Huntington Avenue Grounds, Boston
1901-11
2. Fenway Park, Boston
1912-Present

4. For more information on the Red Sox, you should bookmark these two great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic information:
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teams/rsox.shtml

For great information about the team's ballparks:
www.ballparks.com

5. Celebrate the Red Sox uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the Boston Red Sox and the history of the Red Sox franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 18 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 18 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)



If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our Boston Red Sox YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIMJf3ua0Rw or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/Boston-Red-Sox-c12/ where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at www.heritagesportsart.com (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/ssillcox

And please search my blog archive http://heritagejerseys.blogspot.com/ for other blogs on the history of the Red Sox.

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This text was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 21, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at ssillcox@rogers.com !

Many thanks!!!
Scott

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