The team's history during that period was punctuated with some of the most memorable moments in World Series history, including Enos Slaughter's "mad dash" in 1946, the "Impossible Dream" of 1967, Carlton Fisk's home run in 1975, and Bill Buckner's error in 1986.
Following their victory in the 2013 World Series, they became the first team to win three World Series trophies in the 21st century, including championships in 20.
When the club folded after the 1870 season, Wright was hired by Boston businessman Ivers Whitney Adams to organize a new team in Boston, and he did, bringing three teammates and the "Red Stockings" nickname along (Most nicknames were then only nicknames, neither club names nor registered trademarks, so the migration was informal).
The Red Sox compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division.
The Boston franchise was purchased in 1903 by Milwaukee publisher, George Brumder who sold the team one year later.
Playing their home games at Huntington Avenue Grounds, the Boston franchise finished second and third before capturing their first pennant in 1903 and repeating the next year.
Red Sox history has also been marked by the team's intense rivalry with the Yankees, arguably the fiercest and most historic in North American professional sports. The Red Sox are consistently one of the top MLB teams in average road attendance, while the small capacity of Fenway Park prevents them from leading in overall attendance. Taylor after the 1907 season, refers to the red hose in the team uniform beginning 1908.
The Boston Red Sox are owned by Fenway Sports Group, which also owns Liverpool F. Sox had been previously adopted for the Chicago White Sox by newspapers needing a headline-friendly form of Stockings, as "Stockings Win! The team name "Red Sox" had previously been used as early as 1888 by a 'colored' team from Norfolk, Virginia.
This nickname was commonly used during that season, perhaps because the team had a new manager and several rookie players. Taylor had said in December 1907 that the Pilgrims "sounded too much like homeless wanderers." The National League club in Boston, though seldom called the "Red Stockings" anymore, still wore red trim.