The St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox are playing in the 2013 MLB World Series and already have a significant history with each other; they also have amazing, breathtaking, and often miraculous highlights of their own. From World Series dating back to 1912 to more recent wins in 2011, these are the top five moments for the Boston Red Sox counting down.
5. 1918 World Series Win
The 1918 World Series was a bittersweet event for Red Sox fans to contemplate until their more recent World Series wins. The 1918 win was followed by a drought for the next 86 years. This is all because of the Curse of the Bambino — a result of the Red Sox allowing George Herman Ruth to be traded to their rivals the New York Yankees who would go on to become one of the most decorated players in Major League Baseball.
4. Curt Schilling’s 2004 Season
Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling had a fairly successful season in 2004. He led the team to 20 victories and pitched for them in the American league Championship Series. Because of a tendon injury though, Schilling left Game 1 unsuccessful. He redeemed himself by winning Game 6 and playing through his injury even though his ankle was bleeding through his sock. Schilling repeatedly played through the pain and helped the Red Sox to win the World Series that year.
3. 1912 World Series
The 1912 World Series is one that we wish we could have live footage from. The series lasted eight games instead of seven because Game 2 ended in a tie in the 11th inning since it was too dark to play. Game 8 was played on Red Sox territory at Fenway Park. This game against the New York Giants went into 10 innings and was decided by a deep hit to right field in the bottom of the inning.
2. 1975 World Series Game 6
Although the Red Sox did not win the 1975 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds, they did put up a good fight and went down swinging. The team rallied in the 8th inning of Game 6, tying the game at 6 runs each. The 9th, 10th, and 11th innings all went without any runs. But in the bottom of the 12th, Carlton Fisk came up to bat. He hit a pitch far into left field and was caught on film frantically waving his arms to get the ball to go fair. The ball did stay fair and Fisk forced the Reds into Game 7.
1. 2004 World Series
Red Sox fans had been waiting for this moment for 86 years. In 2004, the Red Sox were finally poised to take the World Series title. They defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in a four game sweep, making the win one for MLB records. The 2004 Red Sox team received huge national attention for finally being the line up to break the Curse of the Bambino.
Connor Adkins studied mechanics as well as health and exercise science. He enjoys fixing up classic cars, collecting baseball uniforms, and spending time with his wife and three children.
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