Fenway Park is one of, if not the most, famous ballpark in the majors. It has a ton of history connected to the Boston Red Sox and has certainly seen its highs and lows. It is one of the toughest parks for visiting teams to play defensively.
The Boston Red Sox is a franchise with a storied history that has suffered through much more downs than ups. They went 86 years in between championships, going neck-and-neck with the Chicago Cubs with the longest droughts in MLB history.
The historic run in the 2004 playoffs will never be forgotten by Red Sox fans. Trailing the hated New York Yankees 3-0 in the American League Championship Series, former first baseman Kevin Millar famously said, “Don’t let us win tonight. This is a big game. They’ve got to win because if we win, we’ve got Pedro [Martinez] coming back today, and then [Curt] Schilling will pitch Game 6, and then you can take that fraud stuff and put it to bed. Don’t let the Sox win this game.”
They won Game 4, then went on to win the final three games and complete the biggest postseason comeback in MLB history before sweeping away the St. Louis Cardinals to win their first World Series title in 86 years.
Since then, they have gone on to win three more titles (2007, 2013, and 2018) and, during that time and even long before those championships, they have had some players that have been cornerstones of the storied franchise.