Betting on the Boston Red Sox

Located in Boston, Massachusetts, the Red Sox compete in the Major League Baseball East Division of the American League, and this team sees a lot of action on the lines when it comes to betting on baseball in Massachusetts. One of the most popular MLB teams, the Red Sox have made it to 12 World Series, winning 8 titles. The team was founded back in 1901 as one of the AL's charter members. Home games are played in the famous Fenway Park. The Red Sox won the very first World Series in 1903, claiming 4 more championships by the 1918 season. But after Boston sold Babe Ruth to the rival New York Yankees, the "Curse of the Bambino" meant an 86 year wait between titles, with the Sox winning their next World Series rings in 2004. Some of the greatest players of all time have suited up for Boston, including Dennis Eckersley, Orlando Cepedo, Carlton Fisk, Jimmie Foxx, Ferguson Jenkins, Jim Rice, Babe Ruth, Cy Young, Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski. it is no wonder that the Red Sox are an integral segment of Massachusetts sports betting.

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The 2014 Boston Red Sox

After winning the AL Pennant and a World Series title in 2013, the Boston Red Sox finished the 2014 season as cellar dwellers in the American League East. They managed just a 71 - 91 record, an embarrassing 25 games back of division winning Baltimore. Barring a spectacular trade, expect the slimmed down version of the powerful David Ortiz to be back, knocking balls out of the park for Boston. Ortiz finished the 2014 season with 35 dingers and 104 RBI. The Red Sox reached a deal with free-agent pitcher Justin Masterson in the off-season, and he should team up with John Lackey and Jon Lester to form a pretty solid pitching staff. Dustin Pedroia led the Boston Red Sox in batting average at .278, but as a team Boston finished just 22nd in the league, batting .244. They were also no better than average in runs scored and on-base percentage, and will need to improve offensively to make the playoffs in 2015.

The Heated Boston Red Sox - New York Yankees Rivalry

To say that these 2 teams love to hate each other is an understatement at best. Even the casual sports fan tunes in to watch the Red Sox and Yankees do battle every year. For over 100 baseball seasons, Boston and New York have created what is one of the most famous and hotly contested rivalries in all of professional sports. The Red Sox - Yankees rivalry also ranks as one of the oldest in Major League Baseball. Ever since the wild-card team was added to MLB playoffs, there has been an extra Division Series. And ever since those 2 changes to the playoffs have occurred, there has not been a year that one or both of these teams did not make the postseason.

The teams have gone head-to-head in the American League Championship series 3 times entering the 2015 season. The Bo Sox and Yankees have also met twice during the final regular-season series to decide the league title. That happened in 1904 when the Red Sox won, and 1949 when the Yankees claimed the championship. In 1978, the teams finished tied for first during the regular season. A memorable one game playoff was declared to choose the division winner. Earlier in the year, with more than half of the season to play, the Red Sox enjoyed a 14 game lead over the Yankees and Sox fans let New York fans know it. But both teams finished the season with 99 wins apiece, the Yankees winning that one game playoff and the division title.

And in 2004 during the AL Championship series, New York led Boston 3 - 0. The Red Sox came storming back to take the AL Championship, the only time in baseball history that a franchise has been able to win a series after trailing 0 - 3. Often referred to as the "Greatest Rivalry in All Sports", Red Sox - Yankees matchups year in and year out provide excellent baseball drama.

Resources for Boston Red Sox Fans

Boston Red Sox Official Website

MLB Official Website