Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox

Team Information

Founded 1901
Ground Alex Cora
Owner(s) Fenway Sports Group
Nickname The Sox

Boston Red Sox News

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"The only one allowed to bounce"; "Best worst pitch ever" - Fans cheer as NFL star Rob Gronkowski bounces first pitch at Red Sox game "The only one allowed to bounce"; "Best worst pitch ever" - Fans cheer as NFL star Rob Gronkowski bounces first pitch at Red Sox game
"The only one allowed to bounce"; "Best worst pitch ever" - Fans cheer as NFL star Rob Gronkowski bounces first pitch at Red Sox game
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"From the beginning of my career until now, it's getting worse" - Red Sox closer Kenley Jansen rips quality of current MLB baseballs "From the beginning of my career until now, it's getting worse" - Red Sox closer Kenley Jansen rips quality of current MLB baseballs
"From the beginning of my career until now, it's getting worse" - Red Sox closer Kenley Jansen rips quality of current MLB baseballs
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"You don't have to strike everyone out, learn how to pitch" - Former Red Sox star Jonathan Papelbon shares advice he was given by HOFer Mariano Rivera "You don't have to strike everyone out, learn how to pitch" - Former Red Sox star Jonathan Papelbon shares advice he was given by HOFer Mariano Rivera
"You don't have to strike everyone out, learn how to pitch" - Former Red Sox star Jonathan Papelbon shares advice he was given by HOFer Mariano Rivera
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Boston Red Sox Bio

Boston Red Sox


Team NameBoston Red Sox
Other nicknamesThe SoxThe BoSoxThe Olde Towne TeamCrimson Hose
Major league affiliationsMajor League Baseball
DivisionAmerican League (AL) East Division
Ballpark (Home arena)Huntington Avenue Grounds Fenway Park
Principal owner(s)Fenway Sports Group (John Henry)
President of baseball operationsChaim Bloom
Manager Alex Cora
MascotWally the Green Monster
Major league titlesWorld Series titles (9) - 1903, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 2004, 2007, 2013 and 2018 AL Pennants (14) - 1903, 1094, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 1946, 1967, 1975, 1986, 2004, 2007, 2013 and 2018AL East Division titles (10) - 1975, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1995, 2007, 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018


The Boston Red Sox are one of the popular teams present in Major League Baseball (MLB). They are notable for participating in the American League (AL) East Division.


The Boston Red Sox were formed in 1901 as the Boston Americans. They have been a dominant team in the MLB and won four championships in their initial years. The team is one of the best MLB teams in average road attendance which has been consistent throughout the years. The team is also notable for one of the most well-known rivalries with the New York Yankees. Recently, they even won the World Series Title in 2018, thereby becoming the first MLB team to win four championship titles in the 2000s and 2010s. The team is also known for selling out all their games due to the major support they receive from their fans.


In recent years, the Boston Red Sox has been one of the strongest teams in the MLB. They are continuing to play baseball over the years while entertaining the fans and garnering their support in the process.


Boston Red Sox History

The Boston Red Sox were formed in 1901 as one of the teams in the MLB. Initially, the team was one of the strongest teams in the league as they defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in their first World Series Championship title and continued to do so till 1918. Unfortunately, they were then afflicted with what is known as “Curse of the Bambino.” This was because Babe Ruth, who used to play for the Boston Red Sox, was sold to their rivals the New York Yankees. This caused the team to go through a series of trials and tribulations to be on top of the MLB again.


The Boston Red Sox team started resuring during the 1960’s They started improving themselves tear by year until they won the AL pennant in 1975. Furthermore, they also made it to the World Series in 1986. Unfortunately, they lost to the New York Mets. They continued with their better performances throughout the MLB performances in the 1990s.


The Curse of the Bambino that had plagued Boston throughout all these years finally came to an end in 2004 when the Boston Red Sox became the World Champions. They became champion for the first time in 86 years. This was followed by the team winning its 7th World Series Championship in 2007. Unfortunately the team suffered miserably and landed at the bottom of the league table during 2011 and 2012. The team turned things around quickly and became World Champions again in 2013. They again suffered badly and revived them between 2014-2017. This led them to become World Champions for the 9th time in 2018.


In recent years, The Boston Red Sox still remain a formidable team despite suffering from mediocrity in their performances. The departure of Xander Bogaerts had dealt them a blow. However, they are working their way towards the top again.


Boston Red Sox Owner

The Boston Red Sox is owned by John. H. Henry. He is the founder of the Fenway Sports Group (FSG). This company also owns Liverpool FC of the Premier League and the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL)


Born on September 13, 1949 in Quincy, Illinois, United States, Joh, H. Henry has a great knowledge of baseball, which he has used to make the Boston Red Sox a good team in the MLB. He and his partners have also created the Red Sox Foundation that helps in charity work related to the team. In addition to supervising the workings of the team, John .H. Henry has also ensured that Fenway Park has been preserved and protected for better use.


Boston Red Sox Jersey and Logo

Boston Red Sox Jersey and Logo, Source:- Instagram, @redsox


The Boston Red Sox also have variations in their home and road jerseys. Their current home jersey consists of white colored shirts and pants. Additionally, there are red pipes around the neck and down the font of the jersey. Furthermore, the word RED SOX appears in an arched way on either side of the pipes in red. There is also a symbol of Nike on the top left side of the RED SOX word. The back of the jersey has player numbers but not the names of the players on top of it. The belt is also red in color. There is also a navy cap with the letter B in red in front of the cap. The alternate home jersey of the team is a red shirt although the pants remain white colored. "RED SOX" is displayed in front of the jersey in blue with a white outline.


The road jerseys of the Boston Red Sox have undergone some minor changes. The major change is the word "BOSTON" seen across the front of the jersey. Sometimes, the word is written in red while at other times, the word is in blue. The team has used interchanging colors for the words. The cap color and logo has remained the same. The alternate road jersey for the team consists of a blue shirt and gray shirt with the word BOSTON written in red and with a white outline. The players numbers on the back of the jersey are also in red with white trimmings.


Besides these jerseys, the Boston Red Sox also wear other jerseys according to events in the MLB and occasions.


Boston Red Sox Nicknames

The Boston Red Sox have been called by three nicknames primarily in their career. Their first nickname “The Sox” was given by John I. Taylor once the 1907 season was over. This is because of the fact that the logo of the team consists of two red socks in a blue background. For this, they have also been called “Red Sox” which has also been sometimes shortened and called “BoSox” by sportswriters and fans.


The team nickname “The Olde Towne Team” originates from the fact that Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States. Since the team belongs from Boston, it is called “The Olde Towne Team.” The nickname “Crimson Hose” comes from the fact that another word for socks and stockings is hose and crimson is a deeper red color. All these are the nicknames that have been used by the Boston Red Sox throughout their career till now.


Boston Red Sox Retired Jerseys

Just like all the other major MLB teams, the Boston Red Sox has also produced some of the best baseball players throughout the years. The team decided to retire these jersey numbers over the years.


Players and Position Jersey Number Date of Retirement
Pedro Martinez (P)45 July 28, 2015
Jackie Robinson (2B) 42 April 15, 1997
David Ortiz (DH)34 June 23, 2017
Carlton Fisk (C)72September 4, 2000
Wade Boggs (3B)26 May 26, 2016
Jim Rice (LF)14 July 28, 2009
Ted Williams (LF)9 May 29, 1984
Carl Yastrzemski (LF)8August 6, 1989
Johnny Pesky (SS)6 September 28, 2008
Joe Cronin (SS)4 May 29, 1984
Bobby Doerr (2B)1 May 21, 1988

Boston Red Sox Home Stadium

Fenway Park is the home stadium for the Boston Red Sox. It is located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The stadium is notable for having different capacities for day and night games. This is because in case of day games, a black tarp is used to cover the center seats for the benefit of the batter’s eye. In present times, the stadium has a capacity to hold 37,305 spectators during the day and 37,755 spectators during the night.


The features of the park include The Green Monster, a left field wall of 37.167 feet in the park. This is done to benefit the right handed batters in games. There are also signatures of the players on the ironside walls of the Green Monster. Another notable feature of the stadium is the four poles with the name of the pole on the right field foul line called “Pesky’s Pole.” However, home runs scored by players in this area is rare. The third feature of the stadium is the lone red seat in the bleachers of the right field. This was built to commemorate the longest home run of 502 feet hit by Ted Williams on June 4, 1946. Moreover, this lone read set also inspires the Red Sox players to score more home runs in their games.


Apart from baseball, the stadium is also used for other purposes like boxing, hockey, American football, soccer, ski and snowboard.


Boston Red Sox Tickets and Broadcasting Details

Following the tickets and the broadcasting details followed by the Boston Red Sox for the convenience of their fans:


  • Tickets vary for the games. There are single game tickets, which varies depending on the game and the seating positions chosen by the fans.

  • There are also Group tickets that allow fans to bring their family and family members to watch the game. The ticket prices for this varies according to the seating positions as usual.

  • The best place to purchase tickets for the Boston Red Sox games is SeatGeek. The prices for these tickets start as low as $5 and go up from there according to the game.

  • The official broadcast partner for the Boston Red Sox is NESN (New England Sports Network). It is one of the best sports covering networks in America. Commentators include Dave O’ Brien, Tom Caron, Jahmai Webster, Lou Merloni, Will Middlebrooks, Kevin Millar, Tim Wakefield, Kevin Youkilis, Lenny DiNardo, Darnell McDonald and Adam Pellerin.

  • For the Red Sox Radio Network, the commentators include Joe Castiglione, Will Flemming and Lou Merloni. The Spanish commentary is handled by Nilson “Junior” Peppen.


Boston Red Sox Coaching Staff

The following are the coaching personnel employed by the Boston Red Sox.


Name Coaching Positions
Alex Cora (13)Manager
Ramón Vázquez (60)Bench Coach
Peter Fatse (62)Hitting Coach
Luis Ortiz (54)Assistant Hitting Coach
Ben Rosenthal (85)Assistant Hitting Coach
Dave Bush (58)Pitching Coach
Kyle Hudson (84)First Base Coach/Outfield Instructor
Carlos Febles (53)Third Base Coach
Kevin Walker (51)Bullpen Coach
Jason Varitek (33)Game Planning Coordinator/Catching Coach
Charlie Madden (90)Bullpen Catcher
Mani Martìnez (88)Bullpen Catcher
Andy Fox (81)Major League Field Coordinator


Boston Red Sox Rivalries

The biggest rivals for the Boston Red Sox have always been the New York Yankees. Besides, they also are rivals with the Tampa Bay Rays.


Rivalry of Red Sox and Yankees

The rivalry between these two teams goes back to 100 years. It is one of the oldest and fiercest rivalries in the world of baseball. Every Wild Card and Division Series in MLB has featured either one of these two rivals every year since 1995. Both these teams have their fair share of wins and losses over one another and this rivalry has become an intense and often heated point of conversation between fans of both the teams.


In the present times, the rivalries continue to flourish. Whenever these two teams clash, it creates a lot of interest among fans, critics and the media. Often the games between these rivals are shown on national TV.


Rivalry of Red Sox and Rays

These two teams developed a competitive rivalry with each other, both having won the AL East Division 7 times. This rivalry developed during the 2000s and is more recent than that with the Yankees. Nevertheless, the rivalry has continued to grow in recent years and inspired players on both sides to perform better for their team.


Boston Red Sox Record and Stats

These are the all-time records and stats held by the Boston Red Sox throughout its years.

  • All-time high record in games played -160 (1961, 1978 and 1985 Red Sox team)

  • All-time low record in games played - 60 (2020 Red Sox team)

  • All-time high record in wins - 108 (2018 Red Sox team)

  • All-time low record in wins - 43 (1932 Red Sox team)

  • All-time high record in losses - 111 (1932 Red Sox team)

  • All-time low record in losses - 47 (1903 Americans and 1912 Red Sox team)

  • All-time high record in ties - 6 (1907 Americans and 1914 Red Sox team)

  • All-time low record in ties - 0 (many times)

  • All-time high record in win percent - .691 (1912 Red Sox team)

  • All-time low record in win percent - .279 (1932 Red Sox team)

  • All-time high record in games behind - 64 (1932 Red Sox team)

  • All-time low record in games behind - ½ (1973 Red Sox team)


Boston Red Sox World Series Championships

The Boston Red Sox has won nine World Series Championships till now. Here are the opponents they defeated :


Year Opponent Score
1903 Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3
1912 New York Giants 4-3
1915 Philadelphia Phillies 4-1
1916 Brooklyn Robins 4-1
1918 Chicago Cubs 4-2
2004 St. Louis Cardinals 4-0
2007 Colorado Rockies 4-0
2013 St. Louis Cardinals 4-2
2018 Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1


Boston Red Sox Other Title Wins in MLB

The Boston Red Sox has also won several other titles in the MLB.


Titles Years
AL Pennants (14)1903, 1094, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 1946, 1967, 1975, 1986, 2004, 2007, 2013 and 2018
AL East Division titles (10)1975, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1995, 2007, 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018


Boston Red Sox Hall of Famers

These are legendary baseball players that have been inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Boston Red Sox.


Name Position Year Inducted
Marty Barrett2B2012
Wade Boggs3B2004
Dick BrescianiExecutive2006
Ellis BurksCF2012
Rick BurlesonSS2002
Bill CarriganManager/C2004
Joe CastiglioneBroadcaster2014
Roger ClemensRHP2014
Ken ColemanBroadcaster2000
Eddie CollinsExecutive1995
Jimmy Collins3B/Manager1995
Tony ConigliaroRF1995
Joe CroninSS/Manager1995
George DigbyScout2008
Dom DiMaggioCF1995
Bill DineenRHP2020
Joe DobsonRHP2012
Bobby Doerr2B/Coach1995
Dan DuquetteExecutive2020
Dennis EckersleyRHP2004
Dwight EvansRF2000
Rick FerrellCatcher1995
Wes FerrellRHP2008
Dave "Boo" FerrissRHP2002
Carlton FiskC1997
Ira FlagsteadCF2016
Jimmie Foxx1B1995
John Frank "Buck" FreemanRF2018
Nomar GarciaparraSS2014
Larry Gardner3B2000
Rich GedmanC2020
Billy GoodmanINF/OF2004
John "Lou" GormanExecutive2002
Curt GowdyBroadcaster2000
Mike GreenwellLF2008
Lefty GroveLHP1995
Tommy HarperCF2010
John HarringtonExecutive2002
Harry HooperRF1995
Cecil "Tex" HughsonRHP2002
Bruce HurstLHP2004
Jackie JensenRF2000
Eddie KaskoCoach/Scout/Executive2010
Ed Kenney Sr.Executive2008
Ellis KinderRHP2006
Bill LeeLHP2008
Dutch LeonardLHP2012
George "Duffy" LewisLF2002
Jim LonborgRHP2002
Derek LoweRHP2018
Mike Lowell3B2018
Larry LucchinoCEO2016
Fred LynnCF2002
Frank Malzone3B1995
Ned MartinBroadcaster2000
Pedro MartinezRHP2014
Joe MooneyGroundskeeper2012
Ben MondorPawSox Executive2004
Bill MonbouquetteRHP2000
Joe MorganManager2006
Dick O'ConnellExecutive1997
David OrtizDH2020
Mel ParnellLHP1997
Herb PennockLHP/Coach1995
Johnny PeskySS/3B1995
Rico PetrocelliSS/3B1997
Jimmy PiersallCF2010
Dick RadatzRHP1997
Manny RamirezOF2020
Jerry Remy2B2006
Jim RiceLF1995
Red RuffingRHP1995
Pete Runnels1B/2B2004
Babe RuthLHP/OF1995
Curt SchillingRHP2012
Everett ScottSS2008
George Scott1B2006
Reggie SmithCF/RF2000
Tris SpeakerCF1995
Bob StanleyRHP2000
Vern StephensSS2006
Frank SullivanRHP2008
Haywood SullivanExecutive2004
John L. TaylorOwner2012
Luis TiantRHP1997
John ValentinINF2010
Jason VaritekC2016
Mo Vaughn1B2008
Tim WakefieldRHP2016
Dick WilliamsManager2006
Ted WilliamsLF1995
Smoky Joe WoodRHP1995
Carl YastrzemskiLF1995
Jean R. YawkeyOwner1995
Tom YawkeyOwner1995
Kevin YoukilisINF2018
Cy YoungRHP1995
Don ZimmerManager2010


Current Boston Red Sox Roster MLB 2023

These are the currently active players on the Boston Red Sox roster.


Pitchers Catchers Infielders Outfielders Designated Hitter
Brayan Bello (66)Reese McGuire (3)Bobby Delbec(29)Wilyer Abreu (52)Justin Turner (2)
Brennan Bernardino (83)Connor Wong (12)Rafael Devers (11)Adam Duvall (18)
Kutter Crawford (50) Pablo Reyes (19)Masataka Yoshida (7)
Tanner Houck (89) Trevor Story (10)Rob Refsnyder (30)
Kenley Jansen (74) Emmanuel Valdez (47)Alex Verdugo (99)
Mauricio Llovera (68)
Chris Martin (55)
Nick Pivetta (37)
Josh Winckowski (25)
Chris Sale (41)
John Schreiber (46)
Zack Kelly (76)
Garrett Whitlock (22)


Boston Red Sox Schedule

These are the opponents that the Boston Red Sox will be facing in their upcoming games


Date Game Time Venue TV Stream
September 26, 2023 Red Sox vs Rays 7:10 pm Fenway Park NESN
September 27, 2023 Red Sox vs Rays 6:10 pm Fenway Park NESN
September 28, 2023 Red Sox vs Orioles 6:35 pm Oriole Park at Camden Yards NESN
September 29, 2023 Red Sox vs Orioles 7:05 pm Oriole Park at Camden Yards NESN
September 30, 2023 Red Sox vs Orioles 7:05 pm Oriole Park at Camden Yards FOX
October 1, 2023 Red Sox vs Orioles 3:05 pm Oriole Park at Camden Yards NESN



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A. Wally The Green Monster is the mascot of the Boston Red Sox.