|Some cities are known for their American baseball spirit, and Boston is definitely one of them. Home to the Boston Red Sox, one of the eight original major league teams, there is nothing like a game at the legendary Fenway Park.
The team bounced around with several nicknames in the early years, including “Boston Americans,” and “Red Caps.” In 1908, the team finally became the Red Sox for good. Since then, fans have nicknamed the team to “BoSox.” The newly named team started off strong in the league, winning the first World Series in 1903 and four more championships by 1918. However, the Boston Red Sox then fell into one of the longest droughts in American baseball history, a span of 86 years until their next championship win. This was called “Curse of the Bambino,” which refers to the team selling the legendary player Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees in 1920. Ruth played with the Red Sox for six seasons and three World Series wins. The team finally broke free from the curse with the 2004 World Series title. They went on to win the championship once again in 2007 and 2013, making them the first team to win three World Series trophies in the 21st century.
Take me out to the ballgame
Though the team has its fair share of fame, the ballpark has just as much. Fenway is the oldest park in Major League Baseball; it celebrated its 100th year in 2012. The ballpark has hosted more than 8,000 big league baseball games, more than any other stadium. It also holds the record with the longest streak of sold-out home games in baseball history starting on May 15, 2003, and running through April 8, 2013. Throughout its storied history, Fenway has housed some of the big names in American baseball like Ted Williams, Carlton Fisk and Carl Yastrzemski and many more.
Over the years, renovations have been made to the park, including during its first season when additional seating had to be added for the 1912 World Series, a championship that the Boston Red Sox won over the New York Giants. No matter what your seat number is, the field allows for a great view. There’s no better place to watch a baseball game than Fenway Park.
A historical past and a bright future
One of the most notorious rivalries in baseball is between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. This initially spiraled from The New York Yankees acquiring Babe Ruth. Since then, the teams have come across each other numerous times. Though the team has had its fair share of historical success, the Boston Red Sox have are now looking ahead. Whether you’re coming for the famous stadium, the beloved Red Sox or both, make sure to snag your tickets today!