List of Boston Red Sox seasons

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The Boston Red Sox are a professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. From 1912 to the present, the Red Sox have played in Fenway Park.[1] The "Red Sox" name originates from the iconic uniform feature. They are sometimes nicknamed the "BoSox", a combination of "Boston" and "Sox" (as opposed to the "ChiSox"), the "Crimson Hose", and "the Olde Towne Team".[2] Most fans simply refer to them as the Sox.

One of the American League's eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Boston in 1901. They were a dominant team in the early 20th century, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first World Series in 1903. They won four more championships by 1918, and then went into one of the longest championship droughts in baseball history. Many attributed the phenomenon to the "Curse of the Bambino" said to have been caused by the trade of Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees in 1920. The drought was ended and the "curse" reversed in 2004, when the team won their sixth World Series Championship.[3] The Red Sox led all MLB teams in average road attendance in 2007, while the small capacity of Fenway caused them to rank 11th in home attendance.[4][5] Every home game from May 15, 2003 through April 10, 2013 was sold out—a span of 820 games over nearly ten years.[6]

Regular season results[edit]

World Series Champions
(1903–present)
AL Champions
(1901–present)[a]
Division Champions
(1969–present)
Wild Card Berth
(1994–present)
Season League Division Regular Season Post-Season Awards Ref.
Finish Wins Losses Pct. GB
Boston Americans
1901 AL 2nd 79 57 .580 4 Cy Young (TC) [7]
1902 AL 3rd 77 60 .562 [8]
1903 AL 1st 91 47 .659  — Won World Series (Pirates) 5–3 [8]
1904 AL 1st 95 59 .616  — World Series canceled[b] [9]
1905 AL 4th 78 74 .513 16 [10]
1906 AL 8th 49 105 .318 45½ [11]
1907 AL 7th 59 90 .395 32½ [12]
Boston Red Sox
1908 AL 5th 75 79 .487 15½ [13]
1909 AL 3rd 88 63 .582 [14]
1910 AL 4th 81 72 .529 22½ [15]
1911 AL 4th 78 75 .509 24 [16]
1912 AL 1st 105 47 .690  — Won World Series (Giants) 4–3 Tris Speaker (MVP) [17]
1913 AL 4th 79 71 .526 15½ [18]
1914 AL 2nd 91 62 .594 [19]
1915 AL 1st 101 50 .668  — Won World Series (Phillies) 4–1 [20]
1916 AL 1st 91 63 .590  — Won World Series (Robins) 4–1 [21]
1917 AL 2nd 90 62 .592 9 [22]
1918 AL 1st 75 51 .595  — Won World Series (Cubs) 4–2 [23]
1919 AL 6th 66 71 .481 20½ [24]
1920 AL 5th 72 81 .470 25½ [25]
1921 AL 5th 75 79 .487 23½ [26]
1922 AL 8th 61 93 .396 33 [27]
1923 AL 8th 61 91 .401 37 [28]
1924 AL 7th 67 87 .435 25 [29]
1925 AL 8th 47 105 .309 49½ [30]
1926 AL 8th 46 107 .300 44½ [31]
1927 AL 8th 51 103 .331 59 [32]
1928 AL 8th 57 96 .372 43½ [33]
1929 AL 8th 58 96 .376 48 [34]
1930 AL 8th 52 102 .337 50 [35]
1931 AL 6th 62 90 .407 45 [36]
1932 AL 8th 43 111 .279 64 [37]
1933 AL 7th 63 86 .423 34½ [38]
1934 AL 4th 76 76 .500 24 [39]
1935 AL 4th 78 75 .510 16 [40]
1936 AL 6th 74 80 .481 28½ [41]
1937 AL 5th 80 72 .526 21 [42]
1938 AL 2nd 88 61 .591 Jimmie Foxx (MVP) [43]
1939 AL 2nd 89 62 .589 17 [44]
1940 AL 4th 82 72 .532 8 [45]
1941 AL 2nd 84 70 .545 17 [46]
1942 AL 2nd 93 59 .611 9 Ted Williams (TC) [47]
1943 AL 7th 68 84 .447 29 [48]
1944 AL 4th 77 77 .500 12 [49]
1945 AL 7th 71 83 .461 17½ [50]
1946 AL 1st 104 50 .675  — Lost World Series (Cardinals) 4–3 Ted Williams (MVP) [51]
1947 AL 3rd 83 71 .538 14 Ted Williams (TC) [52]
1948 AL 2nd 96 59 .619 1 [53]
1949 AL 2nd 96 58 .623 1 Ted Williams (MVP) [54]
1950 AL 3rd 94 60 .610 4 Walt Dropo (ROY) [55]
1951 AL 3rd 87 67 .564 11 [56]
1952 AL 6th 76 78 .493 19 [57]
1953 AL 4th 84 69 .549 16 [58]
1954 AL 4th 69 85 .448 42 [59]
1955 AL 4th 84 70 .545 12 [60]
1956 AL 4th 84 70 .545 13 [61]
1957 AL 3rd 82 72 .532 16 [55]
1958 AL 3rd 79 75 .512 13 Jackie Jensen (MVP) [62]
1959 AL 5th 75 79 .487 19 [63]
1960 AL 7th 65 89 .422 32 [64]
1961 AL 6th 76 86 .469 33 Don Schwall (ROY) [65]
1962 AL 8th 76 84 .475 19 [66]
1963 AL 7th 76 85 .472 28 [67]
1964 AL 7th 72 90 .444 27 [68]
1965 AL 9th 62 100 .382 40 [69]
1966 AL 9th 72 90 .444 26 [70]
1967 AL 1st 92 70 .567 Lost World Series (Cardinals) 4–3 Carl Yastrzemski (MVP, TC)
Jim Lonborg (CYA)
[71]
1968 AL 3rd 86 76 .530 17 [72]
1969 AL East 3rd 87 75 .537 22 [73]
1970 AL East 3rd 87 75 .537 21 [74]
1971 AL East 3rd 85 77 .524 18 [75]
1972 AL East 2nd 85 70 .548 ½ Carlton Fisk (ROY) [76]
1973 AL East 2nd 89 73 .549 8 [77]
1974 AL East 3rd 84 78 .518 7 [78]
1975 AL East 1st 95 65 .593  — Won ALCS (Athletics) 3–0
Lost World Series (Reds) 4–3
Fred Lynn (MVP, ROY) [79]
1976 AL East 3rd 83 79 .512 15½ [80]
1977 AL East 2nd 97 64 .602 [81]
1978 AL East 2nd 99 64 .607 1 Jim Rice (MVP) [82]
1979 AL East 3rd 91 69 .568 11½ [83]
1980 AL East 5th 83 77 .518 19 [84]
1981[c] AL East 5th 59 49 .535 [85]
1982 AL East 3rd 89 73 .549 6 [86]
1983 AL East 6th 78 84 .481 20 [87]
1984 AL East 4th 86 76 .530 18 [88]
1985 AL East 6th 81 81 .500 18½ [89]
1986 AL East 1st 95 66 .590  — Won ALCS (Angels) 4–3
Lost World Series (Mets) 4–3
Roger Clemens (MVP, CYA)
John McNamara (MOY)
[90]
1987 AL East 5th 78 84 .481 20 Roger Clemens (CYA) [91]
1988 AL East 1st 89 73 .549  — Lost ALCS (Athletics) 4–0 [92]
1989 AL East 3rd 83 79 .512 6 [93]
1990 AL East 1st 88 74 .543  — Lost ALCS (Athletics) 4–0 [94]
1991 AL East 2nd 84 78 .518 7 Roger Clemens (CYA) [95]
1992 AL East 7th 73 89 .450 23 [96]
1993 AL East 5th 80 82 .493 15 [97]
1994[d] AL East 5th 54 61 .469 17 Playoffs cancelled [98]
1995 AL East 1st 86 58 .597  — Lost ALDS (Indians) 3–0 Mo Vaughn (MVP) [99]
1996 AL East 3rd 85 77 .524 7 [100]
1997 AL East 4th 78 84 .481 20 Nomar Garciaparra (ROY) [101]
1998 AL East 2nd 92 70 .567 22 Lost ALDS (Indians) 3–1 [102]
1999 AL East 2nd 94 68 .580 4 Won ALDS (Indians) 3–2
Lost ALCS (Yankees) 4–1
Pedro Martínez (CYA, TC)
Jimy Williams (MOY)
[103]
2000 AL East 2nd 85 77 .524 Pedro Martínez (CYA) [104]
2001 AL East 2nd 82 79 .509 13½ [105]
2002 AL East 2nd 93 69 .574 10½ [106]
2003 AL East 2nd 95 67 .586 6 Won ALDS (Athletics) 3–2
Lost ALCS (Yankees) 4–3
[107]
2004 AL East 2nd 98 64 .605 3 Won ALDS (Angels) 3–0
Won ALCS (Yankees) 4–3
Won World Series (Cardinals) 4–0
Manny Ramirez (WS MVP) [108]
2005 AL East 2nd 95 67 .586 [e] Lost ALDS (White Sox) 3–0 [109]
2006 AL East 3rd 86 76 .530 11 [110]
2007 AL East 1st 96 66 .592 Won ALDS (Angels) 3–0
Won ALCS (Indians) 4–3
Won World Series (Rockies) 4–0
Dustin Pedroia (ROY)
Mike Lowell (WS MVP)
[111]
2008 AL East 2nd 95 67 .586 2 Won ALDS (Angels) 3–1
Lost ALCS (Rays) 4–3
Dustin Pedroia (MVP) [112]
2009 AL East 2nd 95 67 .586 8 Lost ALDS (Angels) 3–0 [113]
2010 AL East 3rd 89 73 .549 7 [114]
2011 AL East 3rd 90 72 .556 7 [115]
2012 AL East 5th 69 93 .426 26 [116]
2013 AL East 1st 97 65 .599 Won ALDS (Rays) 3–1
Won ALCS (Tigers) 4–2
Won World Series (Cardinals) 4–2
David Ortiz (WS MVP) [117]
2014 AL East 5th 71 91 .438 25 [118]

All-time records[edit]

Total Games Wins Losses Win %
Boston Americans regular season record (1901–1907) 1,020 528 492 .518
Boston Red Sox regular season record (1907–present) 16,680 8,618 8,062 .517
All-time regular season record 17,700 9,146 8,554 .517
All-time post-season record[119] 167 90 77 .539
All-time regular and post-season record 17,867 9,236 8,631 .517

Note: These statistics are current as of the conclusion of the 2014 season.

Footnotes[edit]

  • a For all American League pennant winners see List of American League pennant winners
  • b The World Series was canceled after the New York Giants refused to play.
  • c The season was partially canceled due to a player's strike that closed the MLB for 50 days.
  • d The season was partially canceled due to a player's strike that closed the MLB for 223 days.
  • e The Red Sox finished 95-67 and with the same record as the New York Yankees, but since the Yankees had won the season series between the two teams, they won the American League East and the Red Sox had to settle for the American League Wild Card.

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  112. ^ "2008 Boston Red Sox". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  113. ^ "2009 Boston Red Sox". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  114. ^ "2010 Boston Red Sox". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  115. ^ "2011 Boston Red Sox". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  116. ^ "2012 Boston Red Sox". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  117. ^ "2013 Boston Red Sox". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  118. ^ "2014 Boston Red Sox". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-11-14. 
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