When the Red Sox made the franchise-changing trade with the Dodgers in August 2012, principal owner John Henry believed the organization was back on course to win another championship.
He did not expect it to come only 14 months later.
“I think this is early,” Henry said Wednesday night after the Red Sox beat the Cardinals, 6-1, for their third World Series title in 10 years. “This is a little early.”
That’s what made the third championship in Henry’s 12 seasons as owner so fulfilling. Henry took in the scene on the field after the game and granted numerous interviews after accepting the Commissioner’s Trophy from Bud Selig.
“Any time you win a World Series, there’s tremendous satisfaction because so much goes into it and so many people work so hard,” Henry said. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.