The Boston Red Sox won their 8th World Series this fall, and their third in a span of 10 years. They beat the Saint Louis Cardinals in six games after being down 2 games to 1.
It all started in game one when the Red Sox crushed St. Louis 8 to 1. David Ortiz was nearly unstoppable in the series, going 11 hits for 16 and batting an average of .688 with two home runs and six RBIs. He also won World Series Most Valuable Player.
The team’s trip to the World Series came after its first American League Championship Series win in 5 years. In the ALCS, the Sox topped the Detroit Tigers 4 games to 2. To get to the ALCS, the Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays three games to one to win the division.
Rolling to Victory with the Sox Once Again!
By Kali Heffernan
“Get the Duck Boats ready!” is becoming a common thing to hear in Boston! The 2013 champs set off on the duck boats on Saturday, Nov. 2 from Fenway. They carried on the famous beard tradition by draping beards on the front of the duck boats. They had an emotional stop at the Marathon finish line. Jonny Gomes and Jarrod Saltalamacchia placed the world series trophy and the Boston 617 Strong shirt they had kept in their dugout since April, on the finish line for a moment of silence. The parade had 23 duck boats and 2 million people in the crowd.