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1918: Before last night, the last time the Boston Red Sox won a World Series championship game on home field.   Obeline Biron might be the only person alive to have witnessed both games.

And she only had to wait 95 years! Boston won the world series in 2004 too, right?

Yes, and 2007.

Everything anyone ever wanted to know about the Sox, right here:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/BOS/

1918 - wasn't that the beginning of the Spanish Flu pandemic?   I wonder if fear affected attendance or dampened enthusiasm ....

Yes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1918_flu_pandemic

And: http://www.flu.gov/pandemic/history/1918/

Furthermore, World War I was still going on then, too.

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Wait, did you say the Red Sox have won the World Series 3 of the last 10 years?!

I guess that makes the Red Sox the most successful baseball franchise of the 21st century?

  • 2013: Boston Red Sox (AL) 4, St. Louis Cardinals (NL) 2 - recap
  • 2012: San Francisco Giants (NL) 4, Detroit Tigers (AL) 0 - recap
  • 2011: St. Louis Cardinals (NL) 4, Texas Rangers (AL) 3 - recap
  • 2010: San Francisco Giants (NL) 4, Texas Rangers (AL) 1 - recap
  • 2009: New York Yankees (AL) 4, Philadelphia Phillies (NL) 2 - recap
  • 2008: Philadelphia Phillies (NL) 4, Tampa Bay Rays (AL) 1 - recap
  • 2007: Boston Red Sox (AL) 4, Colorado Rockies (NL) 0 - recap
  • 2006: St. Louis Cardinals (NL) 4, Detroit Tigers (AL) 1 - recap
  • 2005: Chicago White Sox (AL) 4, Houston Astros (NL) 0 - recap
  • 2004: Boston Red Sox (AL) 4, St. Louis Cardinals (NL) 0 - recap
  • 2003: Florida Marlins (NL) 4, New York Yankees (AL) 2 - recap
  • 2002: Anaheim Angels (AL) 4, San Francisco Giants (NL) 3 - recap
  • 2001: Arizona Diamondbacks (NL) 4, New York Yankees (AL) 3 - recap
  • 2000: New York Yankees (AL) 4, New York Mets (NL) 1 - recap

Yes it does, but how 'bout them Giants!

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