The World Series between the Red Sox and Cardinals, which starts Wednesday night at Fenway Park, will be a rematch from 2004. But only two players are still with the teams.
David Ortiz is the last Red Sox player remaining from the curse-busting 2004 Red Sox who swept St. Louis in four games.
“It’s kind of crazy but nobody else is left,” the 37-year-old Ortiz said Saturday night. “I’m glad I’m still here for this team. This is a great group of guys.”
For the Cardinals, only catcher Yadier Molina is left. Molina was a 22-year-old rookie in 2004. He played in only 51 regular season games that year but started twice in the postseason, including Game 4 of the Series. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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