Red Sox Have Quite A World Series History

By Wendy Eaton 10/20/13

© Matt Slocum/AP/Corbis

© Matt Slocum/AP/Corbis


The Red Sox are back in the World Series.

Wednesday night marks the 12th time the Boston Red Sox will be in the World Series.  This time the team will face the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park.

This series against the Cardinals marks the fourth time that the two teams have met in the desire to be crowned the best in baseball.

The most recent matchup of the Red Sox and Cardinals in World Series history was in 2004.  In that series, Boston swept St. Louis, ending its 86-year World Series drought. During those winless 86 years, the Red Sox had competed in four World Series, facing the Cardinals twice.

Since then, the Red Sox have gotten back to winning ways. Boston’s last World Series ring came in 2007 when the team beat the Colorado Rockies in four games.  Strong pitching and consistent, timely hitting propelled the Sox to the title.

The history of Boston in the World Series has had its highs and lows.  The highs include winning five World Series’ in a span of 15 years between 1903-1918.  The lows include not winning a World Series in 86 years.

Boston has been through it all.  So come Wednesday, it will mark the beginning of the franchise’s 8th win or the 5th loss in World Series history.