The Boston Red Sox won 78 games in the 2015 MLB season. The Red Sox are a part of one of the most well-known professional sports rivalries. The Boston Red Sox – New York Yankees rivalry is over 100 years old. For Boston Red Sox fans, there is no greater team. Though the Red Sox underwent a great many changes—both on the field and off—in the 2015 season, there were new stars to celebrate, including David Ortiz, who reached the milestone of 500 career home runs.
Did you know that the shortening of “stockings” to “sox” was first adopted in Chicago by the White Sox because “stockings” took up too much newspaper headline space? Additionally, in the mid-1800s, red stockings were worn in Cincinnati. Boston didn’t get its national team until 1870—and they were called the Red Caps, not the Red Sox. They didn’t get that name until 1907.
Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox, is located on 4 Yawkey Way in Boston. The stadium opened in April of 1912, and has undergone two renovations and three expansions. Fenway is the oldest MLB ballpark, and it’s one of the smallest, with a capacity of about 37,000. Easily accessible via Yawkey and Kenmore stations on the T, the home of the Boston Red Sox is at the heart of the city. Nearby attractions include the House of Blues Boston and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. For those who need lodgings, there are a selection of commercial and private inns and hotels near the stadium.
The 2016 MLB season will be an exciting one for the Boston Red Sox as they strive to bounce back from the bumpy 2015 season. New to the team in 2016 is Carlos Marmol, who comes to Boston with a 4.41 ERA from the 2015 season. If you want to get the best deals on cheap Boston Red Sox tickets, look no further than BuyTickets.com.