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Boston Red Sox Trivia Facts

Boston Red Sox trivia facts

Originally called the Boston Americans and other nicknames, the team adopted the name the “Red Sox” in 1907. It was a commonality at the time for teams to adopt their colors as their name, and teams like “Blue Stockings” and “Red Stockings” were common. Newspaper reporters would shorten these names to Sox, and it was already a common short name for “socks.” Of course it also came down to vanity—”Red Sox” looked better than “Red Socks” on merchandise.

Boston Red Sox trivia facts

The Red Sox have made it a habit to honor very prominent players by building foul poles in their names. There is a pole in the right field named after infielder Johnny Pesky and recently they honored another player, Carlton Fisk – catcher, by building another pole to honor him as the first player to be unanimously voted American League rookie among other landmarks in his career.

Boston Red Sox trivia facts

It is hard to believe but, the Red Sox have always been in Fenway Park, it is home base to them and part of their history, and they are part of its history. Even when a fire destroyed a part of the left field line bleachers in 1926, they still used Fenway Park until it was reconstructed in 1933. But another fire almost destroyed all the park and they had to do the impossible to get it ready for the spring season 1934.

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