The Boston Red Sox is a Boston-based American professional baseball team. The American League (AL) East division is where the Red Sox plays in Major League Baseball (MLB).
The Red Sox have called Fenway Park their home field since 1912. The team was founded in 1901 as one of the American League’s eight charter franchises.
John William Henry II, an American entrepreneur, and investor who founded the investment management company John W. Henry & Company was born on September 13, 1949.
He is a co-owner of RFK Racing and the major owner of the Boston Red Sox, The Boston Globe, and Liverpool Football Club.
Despite being in his 18th season as the Boston Red Sox’s principal owner, John W. Henry’s relationship with baseball hasn’t altered much since he was a little boy growing up in a small town in Arkansas and listening to games on a Zenith short-wave radio.
Since the Red Sox organization went 86 years without winning baseball’s top prize, starting in 1918, the Henry-Werner ownership group has earned a special position in Red Sox history with four World Series victories in a 15-season span (2004, 2007, 2013, and 2018).
The team’s success, though, has only strengthened Mr. Henry’s resolve to keep the Red Sox a constant contender with the aim of playing important games in October.
The Red Sox broke the club record of 105 games won in the regular season set in 1912, the year Fenway Park debuted, by winning 108 games in 2018.
The Red Sox’s 2018 campaign was their most successful ever after adding 11 additional victories in the postseason on the way to their ninth World Championship.