The Boston Red Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Boston. The Red Sox compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division.
The squad was purchased by Boston businessman John I. Taylor in April of that year. The New York Highlanders and the 1904 club were in a pennant race.
In a precursor to the famed rivalry, Patsy Dougherty was traded to the Highlanders for Bob Unglaub in this race.
At Hilltop Park, the Highlanders’ home field, the Highlanders needed to defeat the Americans in both games of their final doubleheader if they were to claim the pennant.
At 2–2 and with a player on third base in the ninth, Jack Chesbro was pitching when an error allowed Lou Criger to score the winning run and the Americans claimed their second pennant.
After an outcry from fans, the National League champion New York Giants declined to compete in any postseason series, but the series became a permanent championship in 1905.
When the Boston Red Sox were playing in 1906, they lost 105 games and finished last in the league. It was Taylor who offered the Boston Red Sox as a name change for the Boston Americans in December 1907.
How Many Runs Did The Red Sox Score In 2012?
The American League’s Boston Red Sox finished the 2012 campaign with a record of 69 wins and 93 loses, good enough for fifth place in the division standings for the AL’s East. The Red Sox scored 734 runs but allowed 806 runs to be scored against them.
There were 25 home runs in the Boston lineup, including Dustin Pedroia (25), Adrian Gonzalez (20), Cody Ross (20), Will Middlebrooks (20), as well as David Ortiz (20).
By far, Adrian Gonzalez was the most productive hitter on the team with 86 RBI and the highest batting average of any of the team’s eligible players.
Among the team’s regular pitchers, Clay Buchholz had the best ERA (4.56), followed by Felix Doubront with 11 victories.