Boasting a lifespan of over 100 years, The Boston Red Sox can actually boast being one of the American League's original eight teams. Based in Fenway Park, the Red Sox struggles and determination is legendary, with even those unaware of baseball have heard of the Red Sox constant fight for supremacy. Boasting some of the most passionate fans of any sports, Red Sox fans alone are reason enough to see this incredible team!
Having finally beaten the dreaded "Curse of the Bambino" back in 2004 (leaving Red Sox fans ecstatic), the team has continued to strive forward with World Series victories in both 2007 and 2013. With recent impressive players coming in the forms of Dustin Pedroia, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Craig Kimbrel, the team continually prove to be a source of entertainment for sports fans everywhere.
Red Sox Fenway Park
There's little doubt that part of the reason Red Sox tickets are so high in demand is due to their incredible ballpark. With such a small capacity, 47,625 to be precise, the team may not boast the highest attendance rate, but with every home game selling out in minutes, the Boston Red Sox's popularity remains steadfast. As for the ballpark, Fenway Park can actually boast being THE oldest venue within the MLB and can boast its own stories and legends.
True baseball fans will want to visit "The Lone Red Seat", a single remaining red seat amongst a sea of green, paying homage to Ted Williams' longest-ever home run hit. With the ball having hit spectator Joseph A Boucher, penetrating his straw hat in the process, Boucher was later quoted, saying "How far away must one sit to be safe in this park? I didn't even get the ball."
Boston Red Sox history
Founded in 1901, the Red Sox originally went under the name Boston Americas, changing their name to the Red Sox six years later. As can be surmised, the name actually came about due to the team's uniform, however, the politics involved and overlaps with other teams using the "Sox" moniker, is the reason it took so long for the name change, with the team originally wanting to go with Red Sox from the beginning.
Other MLB teams close to Red Sox
Considering Boston and New York's contentious history, if you're around you'll definitely want to check out matches for neighbouring team New York Yankees. While their home grounds the Yankee Stadium is legendary for hosting some truly exciting matches and events.
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