One of the most storied teams in baseball history, the Red Sox have created some of the sport’s greatest moments. A powerhouse shaped by 86 years of frustration, the team brought a succession of legendary names to Boston and won over one of the most dedicated fan bases in the country. Whether you’re watching from the Green Monster at Fenway Park or catching up with the team on the road, Red Sox tickets are your chance to see baseball the way it was meant to be played.
The team got its start in 1901, in order to give the new American League a competitor to Boston’s National League franchise. In a few short years, the Boston Americans would start claiming the old team’s players, fans, and even their signature red stockings. The town’s new juggernaut won the first modern World Series in 1903 and fielded superstars like Smokey Joe Wood, Tris Speaker, and Babe Ruth, who got his first 3 World Series wins with the Red Sox. But selling Ruth to the Yankees in 1920 seemed to transfer the team’s fortunes along with him, turning a mediocre New York team into a phenomenon and shaping one of the most heated rivalries in the sport. The Red Sox wouldn’t take the league pennant again until 1946, and they’d finish the 20th century without another World Series win.
Even so, Boston’s passionate fans kept the team fighting and the stands filled through their darkest days. Players like Ted Williams, Carlton Fisk, Pedro Martinez, and David Ortiz made sure that great baseball, and stories like the Impossible Dream of 1967 or Fisk’s 12th-inning home run in 1975 turned the team’s tribulations into a national sensation. The Sox ended that chapter in 2004, besting the Yankees in 7 epic games to win the pennant and then taking the World Series in 4. And to show that the win hadn’t been a fluke, they won the title again in 2007 and 2013, becoming the first team to win 3 World Series in the 21st century.
The Red Sox have been the keepers of Major League Baseball’s legacy in Boston since the Braves left town in 1953, and they’ve made the most of that legacy. A visit to Fenway has been one of the favorite things to do for Bostonians and visitors alike, so grab your tickets and see for yourself what makes a game with the Olde Towne Team so special.