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The Red Sox have won 9 World Series titles and 14 American League pennants.

They started out at the dawn of the 20th Century, 1901, as the Boston Americans. They officially took the name Boston Red Sox in 1908, adapting it from the Boston Red Stockings, the original name of Boston’s first professional baseball team (now the Atlanta Braves). They moved to Fenway Park in 1912 and are still playing there.

The Red Sox have enjoyed almost as much success as their rival NY Yankees, starting with superstar pitcher Cy Young, the premiere pitcher of his era, and other adept and accomplished athletes. They screwed up royally in 1920, when they sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees. This supposedly initiated the infamous Red Sox–Yankees rivalry and of the “ Curse of the Bambino”. After losing the Bambino Babe Ruth and other notable to the Yankees, the Red Sox suffered through season after season of mediocrity and failure for about 20 years.

The "curse" may have expired in 2004 when the Red Sox finally triumphed after 86 years of vexation, winning the World Series in four games against the St. Louis Cardinals. They lost a seven-game American League Championship to the Tampa Bay Rays in 2008 but remained one of baseball’s most-dominant teams throughout the decade. Come 2011 the ghost of past failures reared its face again when the Red Sox lost a nine-game lead in the Wild Card standings over the course of the final month of the regular season—the worst September collapse in the history of Major League Baseball. They lost 95 games in 2012, their worst performance in nearly half a Century.

In 2016 a rejuvenated Red Sox team returned to the postseason by winning a division title. In 2018 Red Sox they posted a franchise-record 108 games during the regular season and cruising through the postseason, losing only three over several playoff series en route to another World Series title.

Will there be Baseball at Fenway this October ? Only time will tell GO RED SOX !!

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