Baseball Betting - The Boston Red Sox history

The Boston Red Sox began their historic baseball betting tradition of glory, heartbreak, and legends in 1901 and won the first baseball betting World Series in 1903.

From 1903 to 1918 the Red Sox were a dominant perennial contender with Hall of Fame legends Babe Ruth, Tris Speaker and Cy Young leading them to six pennants and five world MLB betting titles. In 1919 that was all about to change as Babe Ruth was traded to the New York Yankees. Boston would not have a winning baseball betting season again until 1935.

In 1939 baseball betting season a skinny rookie left fielder named Ted Williams hit .327 with 31 homers and 145 RBI as Boston climbed to second place and filled MLB betting fans with hope for the future. In 1941 baseball betting season, Williams hit .406, the last man to clear that coveted barrier. Williams and many of his teammates were absent, serving in World War II from 1942-45 before returning in 1946, going all the way to the World Series before losing in seven games to St. Louis. The rest of the Williams era had a few heartbreaking near misses as well as another interruption as he served in the Korean War. Williams homered in his final at bat ever at Fenway in 1960.

In 1967 MLB betting season, a tough rookie manager named Dick Williams virtually willed Boston to their “Impossible Dream” pennant. They were led by LF Carl Yastrzemski, who literally carried the team down the stretch. Boston lost the World Series in 7 baseball betting games to St. Louis.

Rookies Jim Rice and Fred Lynn led the Bosox back into the Fall Classic in 1975, along with colorful starter Luis Tiant. Boston lost a dramatic 7-game World Series to Cincinnati, which is rated as one of the all time best Fall Classics ever. The 1978 Red Sox, however, blew a 14.5 game lead to the New York Yankees, who completed the heartbreaking comeback in a one MLB betting game playoff at Fenway in the 163rd game of the baseball betting season. More heartbreak was to come in 1986 baseball betting season when Boston let the World Series slip away through first baseman Bill Buckner's legs against the Mets.

In 2003 baseball betting season, however, all of the heartbreak and curses would finally be reversed in most dramatic and appropriate fashion for Boston. The Red Sox pulled off the impossible, rallying from a 3-0 deficit to sweep the next MLB betting 4-games of the ALCS against the hated New York Yankees. Once again the Red Sox had a World Series date with St. Louis but this time was different as they brought out the broom and swept to a 4-0 baseball betting World Series title!