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A photographic journey through Red Sox History

Babe Ruth

1918 Championship

Babe Ruth

The 1918 Red Sox world championship garnered headlines that otherwise would have been devoted to news from the battlefields of Europe.

Spring Training

Ted Williams and Babe Ruth

The 1930 Red Sox take time out from spring training to line up forty-five players to spell the word "Sox." The team finished last, a full fifty games behind the Philadelphia Athletics.

Ted Williams lights Babe Ruth's cigar prior to a war-charities game at Braves Field in 1943.

Jim Lonborg

Jane Campbell

Red Sox righthander Jim Lonborg won his twenty-second game on the final day of the season to cap the Impossible Dream by the Red Sox. He is shown engulfed by the mob that descended on the Fenway diamond following the game.

Boston University student Jane Campbell expressed the feelings of Red Sox fans everywhere when she proclaimed her sentiments while parading with a handmade sign on Jersey Street prior ro the seventh game of the World Series on October 12.

1974 omen

Carl Yastrzemski

When Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Dick Thompson snapped this prophetic photograph, the 1974 Red Sox were just about to start the slide that saw them squander an eight-game September division lead as they ultimately finished in third place, seven games adrift of the Orioles and five behind the runner-up Yankees.

Carl Yastrzemski bids farewell to Boston after twenty-three seasons following a pregame retirement ceremony on Saturday, October 1, 1983. He retired with seven Red Sox career records, including those for hits (3,419), doubles (646), runs (1,816), and RBIs (1,844). More important, he was an incredible clutch performer who batted .352 in two World Series.

Pedro Martinez

Righthander Pedro Martinez arrived in Boston in November 1997 via a trade with the Montreal Expos for minor leaguers Carl Pavano and Tony Armas, Jr. He soon electrified Fenway Park while winning nineteen and twenty-three games in his first two seasons with the Red Sox. In 1999 he became only the third Red Sox pitcher to win the Cy Young Award.

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