List of Boston Red Sox seasons

The Boston Red Sox are a professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. From to the present, the Red Sox have played in Fenway Park.[1] The "Red Sox" name originates from the iconic uniform feature. They are sometimes nicknamed the "BoSox", a combination of "Boston" and "Sox" (as opposed to the "ChiSox"), the "Crimson Hose", and "the Olde Towne Team".[2] Most fans simply refer to them as the Sox.

One of the American League's eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Boston in . They were a dominant team in the early 20th century, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first World Series in . They won four more championships by , and then went into one of the longest championship droughts in baseball history. Many attributed the phenomenon to the "Curse of the Bambino" said to have been caused by the trade of Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees in . The drought was ended and the "curse" reversed in , when the team won their sixth World Series Championship.[3] The Red Sox led all MLB teams in average road attendance in , while the small capacity of Fenway caused them to rank 11th in home attendance.[4][5] Every home game since May 15, 2003 until the end of the 2009 season has been sold out—a span of over six years.[6]

Regular season results

World Series Champions
(1903–present)
AL Champions
(1901–present)[a]
Division Champions
(1969–present)
Wild Card Berth
(1994–present)
Season Wins Losses Win% Games behind Playoffs Results Reference
1901 79 57 0.580 4 Did not make playoffs 2nd place, behind the Detroit Tigers [7]
1902 77 60 0.562 Did not make playoffs 3rd place in American League [8]
1903 91 47 0.659  — Won World Series 1st place in American League [8]
1904 95 59 0.616  — World Series canceled[b] 1st place in American League [9]
1905 78 74 0.513 16 Did not make playoffs 4th place in American League [10]
1906 49 105 0.318 45½ Did not make playoffs Last place in American League [11]
1907 59 90 0.395 32½ Did not make playoffs 7th place in American League [12]
1908 75 79 0.487 15½ Did not make playoffs 5th place in American League [13]
1909 88 63 0.582 Did not make playoffs 3rd place in American League [14]
1910 81 72 0.529 22½ Did not make playoffs 4th place in American League [15]
1911 78 75 0.509 24 Did not make playoffs Tied for 4th place in American League [16]
1912 105 47 0.690  — Won World Series 1st place in American League [17]
1913 79 71 0.526 15½ Did not make playoffs 4th place in American League [18]
1914 91 62 0.594 Did not make playoffs 2nd place in American League [19]
1915 101 50 0.668  — Won World Series 1st place in American League [20]
1916 91 63 0.590  — Won World Series 1st place in American League [21]
1917 90 62 0.592 9 Did not make playoffs 2nd place in American League [22]
1918 75 51 0.595  — Won World Series 1st place in American League [23]
1919 66 71 0.481 20½ Did not make playoffs 6th place in American League [24]
1920 72 81 0.470 25½ Did not make playoffs 5th place in American League [25]
1921 75 79 0.487 23½ Did not make playoffs 5th place in American League [26]
1922 61 93 0.396 33 Did not make playoffs Last place in American League [27]
1923 61 91 0.401 37 Did not make playoffs Last place in American League [28]
1924 67 87 0.435 25 Did not make playoffs 7th place in American League [29]
1925 47 105 0.309 49½ Did not make playoffs Last place in American League [30]
1926 46 107 0.300 44½ Did not make playoffs Last place in American League [31]
1927 51 103 0.331 59 Did not make playoffs Last place in American League [32]
1928 57 96 0.372 43½ Did not make playoffs Last place in American League [33]
1929 58 96 0.376 48 Did not make playoffs Last place in American League [34]
1930 52 102 0.337 50 Did not make playoffs Last place in American League [35]
1931 62 90 0.407 45 Did not make playoffs 6th place in American League [36]
1932 43 111 0.279 64 Did not make playoffs Last place in American League [37]
1933 63 86 0.423 34½ Did not make playoffs 7th place in American League [38]
1934 76 76 0.500 24 Did not make playoffs 4th place in American League [39]
1935 78 75 0.510 16 Did not make playoffs 4th place in American League [40]
1936 74 80 0.481 28½ Did not make playoffs 6th place in American League [41]
1937 80 72 0.526 21 Did not make playoffs 5th place in American League [42]
1938 88 61 0.591 Did not make playoffs 2nd place in American League [43]
1939 89 62 0.589 17 Did not make playoffs 2nd place in American League [44]
1940 82 72 0.532 8 Did not make playoffs 4th place in American League [45]
1941 84 70 0.545 17 Did not make playoffs 2nd place in American League [46]
1942 93 59 0.611 9 Did not make playoffs 2nd place in American League [47]
1943 68 84 0.447 29 Did not make playoffs 7th place in American League [48]
1944 77 77 0.500 12 Did not make playoffs 4th place in American League [49]
1945 71 83 0.461 17½ Did not make playoffs 7th place in American League [50]
1946 104 50 0.675  — Lost in World Series to St. Louis 1st place in American League [51]
1947 83 71 0.538 14 Did not make playoffs 3rd place in American League [52]
1948 96 59 0.619 1 Did not make playoffs 2nd place in American League [53]
1949 96 58 0.623 1 Did not make playoffs 2nd place in American League [54]
1950 94 60 0.610 4 Did not make playoffs 3rd place in American League [55]
1951 87 67 0.564 11 Did not make playoffs 3rd place in American League [56]
1952 76 78 0.493 19 Did not make playoffs 6th place in American League [57]
1953 84 69 0.549 16 Did not make playoffs 4th place in American League [58]
1954 69 85 0.448 42 Did not make playoffs 4th place in American League [59]
1955 84 70 0.545 12 Did not make playoffs 4th place in American League [60]
1956 84 70 0.545 13 Did not make playoffs 4th place in American League [61]
1957 82 72 0.532 16 Did not make playoffs 3rd place in American League [55]
1958 79 75 0.512 13 Did not make playoffs 3rd place in American League [62]
1959 75 79 0.487 19 Did not make playoffs 5th place in American League [63]
1960 65 89 0.422 32 Did not make playoffs 7th place in American League [64]
1961 76 86 0.469 33 Did not make playoffs 6th place in American League [65]
1962 76 84 0.475 19 Did not make playoffs 8th place in American League [66]
1963 76 85 0.472 28 Did not make playoffs 7th place in American League [67]
1964 72 90 0.444 27 Did not make playoffs 7th place in American League [68]
1965 62 100 0.382 40 Did not make playoffs 9th place in American League [69]
1966 72 90 0.444 26 Did not make playoffs 9th place in American League [70]
1967 92 70 0.567 Lost World Series to St. Louis 1st place in American League [71]
1968 86 76 0.530 17 Did not make playoffs 3rd place in American League [72]
1969 87 75 0.537 22 Did not make playoffs 3rd place in American League East [73]
1970 87 75 0.537 21 Did not make playoffs 3rd place in American League East [74]
1971 85 77 0.524 18 Did not make playoffs 3rd place in American League East [75]
1972 85 70 0.548 ½ Did not make playoffs 2nd place in American League East [76]
1973 89 73 0.549 8 Did not make playoffs 2nd place in American League East [77]
1974 84 78 0.518 7 Did not make playoffs 3rd place in American League East [78]
1975 95 65 0.593  — Lost World Series to Cincinnati 1st place in American League East [79]
1976 83 79 0.512 15½ Did not make playoffs 3rd place in American League East [80]
1977 97 64 0.602 Did not make playoffs Tied for 2nd place in American League East [81]
1978 99 64 0.607 1 Did not make playoffs 2nd place in American League East [82]
1979 91 69 0.568 11½ Did not make playoffs 3rd place in American League East [83]
1980 83 77 0.518 19 Did not make playoffs 5th place in American League East [84]
1981[c] 59 49 0.535 Did not make playoffs 5th place in American League East [85]
1982 89 73 0.549 6 Did not make playoffs 3rd place in American League East [86]
1983 78 84 0.481 20 Did not make playoffs 6th place in American League East [87]
1984 86 76 0.530 18 Did not make playoffs 4th place in American League East [88]
1985 81 81 0.500 18½ Did not make playoffs 6th place in American League East [89]
1986 95 66 0.590  — Lost World Series to New York 1st place in American League East [90]
1987 78 84 0.481 20 Did not make playoffs 5th place in American League East [91]
1988 89 73 0.549  — Lost ALCS to Oakland 1st place in American League East [92]
1989 83 79 0.512 6 Did not make playoffs 3rd place in American League East [93]
1990 88 74 0.543  — Lost ALCS to Oakland 1st place in American League East [94]
1991 84 78 0.518 7 Did not make playoffs 2nd place in American League East [95]
1992 73 89 0.450 23 Did not make playoffs Last place in American League East [96]
1993 80 82 0.493 15 Did not make playoffs 5th place in American League East [97]
1994[d] 54 61 0.469 17 Playoffs cancelled. 5th place in American League East [98]
1995 86 58 0.597  — Lost ALDS to Cleveland 1st place in American League East [99]
1996 85 77 0.524 7 Did not make playoffs 3rd place in American League East [100]
1997 78 84 0.481 20 Did not make playoffs 4th place in American League East [101]
1998 92 70 0.567 22 Lost ALDS to Cleveland 2nd place in American League East (Wild card) [102]
1999 94 68 0.580 4 Lost ALCS to New York 2nd place in American League East (Wild card) [103]
2000 85 77 0.524 Did not make playoffs 2nd place in American League East [104]
2001 82 79 0.509 13½ Did not make playoffs 2nd place in American League East [105]
2002 93 69 0.574 10½ Did not make playoffs 2nd place in American League East [106]
2003 95 67 0.586 6 Lost ALCS to New York 2nd place in American League East (Wild card) [107]
2004 98 64 0.605 3 Won World Series 2nd place in American League East (Wild card) [108]
2005 95 67 0.586 [e] Lost ALDS to Chicago 2nd place in American League East (Wild card) [109]
2006 86 76 0.530 11 Did not make playoffs 3rd place in American League East [110]
2007 96 66 0.592 Won World Series 1st place in American League East [111]
2008 95 67 0.586 2 Lost ALCS to Tampa Bay 2nd place in American League East (Wild Card) [112]
2009 95 67 0.586 8 Lost ALDS to Los Angeles 2nd place in American League East (Wild Card) [113]
2010 89 73 0.549 7 Did not make playoffs 3rd place in American League East [114]
2011 90 72 0.556 7 Did not make playoffs 3rd place in American League East [115]
2012 69 93 0.426 26 Did not make playoffs 5th place in American League East [116]
2013 97 65 0.599 Won World Series 1st place in American League East [117]

All-time records

Statistic Wins Losses Win%
Boston Americans regular & post season record (1901–1907) 528 492 .518
Boston Red Sox regular season & post season record (1907–present) [Does not include 2013 postseason] 8547 7971 .517
All-time regular and postseason record (1901-present) [Does not include 2013 postseason] 9075 8465 .517

Footnotes

  • a For lists of all American League pennant winners see American League pennant winners 1901-68, and American League Championship Series
  • b The World Series was canceled after the New York Giants refused to play.
  • c The season was partially canceled due to a player's strike that closed the MLB for 50 days.
  • d The season was partially canceled due to a player's strike that closed the MLB for 223 days.
  • e The Red Sox finished 95-67 and with the same record as the New York Yankees, but since the Yankees had won the season series between the two teams, they won the American League East and the Red Sox had to settle for the American League Wild Card.

References

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