MLB American League East Boston Red Sox 2022
The Red Sox remain a perennial powerhouse to this day. In 2021, they won the Wild Card and made a run in the playoffs before ultimately losing to the Astros in the American League Championship Series.
Last season, the AL East was loaded with four teams winning at least 91 games, and the Red Sox were right in the thick of it with a 92-70 record.
Expectations remain strong for 2022 as they have strong odds to win both the American League and the World Series.
MLB American League East Boston Red Sox History
Officially established in 1901, the Boston Red Sox have been part of the American League since its birth. Despite its long history, the team was originally known as Boston, or the Boston Americans, until 1908 when the Red Sox moniker was introduced by owner John I Taylor.
At its inception in 1901, Boston was one of just eight teams in the American League, and they have been part of the A.L. East since the division was first introduced in 1969.
With the “Green Monster” in left field of Fenway Park, the team’s history has been fully engrained in America’s pastime and will forever be considered as one of the most historically famous clubs in MLB history.
Top Managers In Red Sox History
The Red Sox are currently managed by Alex Cora. He took over the club in 2018 and immediately won a team-record 108 wins en route to a World Series title.
Cora was suspended during the 2020 season, a season in which he and the Red Sox mutually agreed to part ways due to his role in the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal (he had been bench coach for them during the 2017 season). In 2021, following his suspension, the Red Sox brought him back into the fold.
Including Cora, the Red Sox have had 48 managers in their history. The first manager was Jimmy Collins, who managed the club from 1901 to 1906. He also was manager for Boston’s first World Series title in 1903.
Both Terry Francona and Bill Carrigan have managed the Red Sox to two World Series titles, while Joe Cronin has the most regular season victories (1,071) of any Red Sox manager.
Two managers have won the Manager of the Year Award. John McNamara won it in 1986 while Jimy Williams won it in 1999.
Jake Stahl has the best winning percentage (.621) in Red Sox managerial history with a record of 144-88. He also led the team to a World Series championship in 1912.