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2004 World Series - Red Sox Commemorative Section
Red Sox win World Series
Pedro Martinez
commemorative section

Joy knows no bounds

I learned how to fly a few minutes before midnight on Oct. 27, 2004. I always thought I could fly, watching those seagulls gracefully drop out of the sky to spear yet another French fry from the MDC trash cans across from Kelly's Roast Beef in Revere, but I never had given it a shot. (By Leigh Montville, Boston Globe)
Manny and david

Powerful message

They are the Red Sox' answer to Scylla and Charybdis, the twin monsters who terrorize opposing pitchers by guarding the heart of the Red Sox' order. (By Bob Ryan, Boston Globe)
curt schilling

Pitch man

There's an old saying in sports, "Act like you've been there before." Nobody did that better on the World Series champion Sox than Curt Schilling. (By Jackie MacMullan, Boston Globe)
terry francona

Conscience his guide

Boston manager Terry Francona had something to do with all of this. He was hardly an innocent bystander in the Sox' success. (By Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe)
Sox photos Game 1
Pop-up Game 1
The World Series opener was frightening at times, but the Red Sox won the surprising slugfest.
Pop-up Game 1 fans
Game 2
Pop-up Game 2
In a courageous performance, starter Curt Schilling sutured up and aced the Cardinals, red sock and all.
Game 3
Pop-up Game 3
Pedro Martinez and the Red Sox moved one win away from a World Series title with a 4-1 victory.
Pop-up Game 3 fans
Game 4
Pop-up Game 4
Derek Lowe and the Red Sox finished off their historic sweep with a shutout at Busch Stadium.
Pop-up Game 4 fans
Sox photos 1967 series
The Impossible Dream The Impossible Dream
The 1967 Red Sox-Cardinals World Series was a memorable one, and it lives on in one fan's tribute to that magical season.
Red Sox wallpaper
Red Sox wallpaper
Choose from dozens of Globe photos from the Red Sox' postseason run and World Series celebration.
Red Sox Newspaper clips
Boston Globe front pages
Commemorate the Red Sox' World Series victory by downloading images of the front pages and sports pages of The Globe.
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Varitek was most invaluable Varitek was most invaluable
Every championship team needs a backbone. Boston's 2004 backbone also happened to be its backstop.
Long ride to a wild finish Long ride to a wild finish
Remembering 10 noteworthy 2004 moments en route to a Red Sox world championship.
The triple alliance The triple alliance
The titles, Henry as owner, Werner as chairman, Lucchino as CEO, were secondary to the state of mind.
Back in the day Back in the day
Some of the tidbits - Woodrow Wilson was president - from 1918, the last time the Sox won it all.
Team blessed to have Damon Team blessed to have Damon
When Johnny Damon arrived this spring, his first words were "Bless you. Bless you all."
Turns along the way Turns along the way
Some of the great memories of this wild 'n crazy October ride will involve situations that were not climactic.
Former players felt a kinship Former players felt a kinship
There was a fitting symmetry to it, a cosmic closing of the circle that began nearly nine decades ago.
Behold, Lowe Behold, Lowe
Derek Lowe was in for a big payday. He could start (21-8 in 2002). He could relieve (42 saves in 200).
Infielders provided a triple threat Infielders provided a triple threat
Through it all, as Sox Nation seethed, Terry Francona showed support for Mark Bellhorn.
Good stuff up his sleeve Good stuff up his sleeve
It's not often that a man with three Cy Youngs finds himself in the position of having to prove himself.
A new Foulke hero A new Foulke hero
It's unlikely Keith Foulke, an avid hockey fan, will have to pick up a check in town for quite some time.
Misery won't have company Misery won't have company
If Humphrey Bogart is still in Casablanca, he may be consoling the misery-loves-company folks.
Series of classic matchups Series of classic matchups
The epicenter of the baseball universe used to be located right here in the Hub.
Quite a collection Photo Gallery Quite a collection
This renegade team going all the way was in the cards. We've got cards for each player.
Credit where credit was due Credit where credit was due
They are all professionals, so there's no harm in offering a hearty pat on the back for the conquerors.
Thank you Thank you
After 86 years of heartbreak, Red Sox Nation found sweet release in a massive victory parade.
Postseason recap
alds: red sox 3, angels 0
Idiot proof vs. Angels Idiot proof vs. Angels
Forget all that Cowboy Up stuff of the 2003 season. So passe, said Johnny Damon ...
World series game 1 > sox 11, cards 9
Sox flex more clout Sox flex more clout
The Red Sox prevailed over the Cardinals in Game 1, as frightening as it was at times.
world series game 3 > sox 4, cards 1
Pedro aces Cards Pedro aces Cards
The strong-armed Red Sox kept coming up aces as Martinez did a number on the high-powered Cards.
alcs: red sox 4, yankees 3
A revival meeting A revival meeting
They were down 3-0 to the Yankees before pulling off the greatest comeback in baseball history.
world series game 2 > sox 6, cards 2
Schilling puts pieces together Schilling puts pieces together
After a quick stitch, Curt Schilling put all the pieces together for Sox with a courageous performance.
world series game 4 > sox 3, cards 0
Epic triumph Epic triumph
In a triumph for the ages, the Red Sox ease 86 years of frustration with their first title since 1918.
regular-season recap
First-half recap
A look back at the first half of the 2004 season.
Second-half recap
A look back at the second half of the season.
Boston Globe World Series baseball columns
Dan Shaughnessy columns archive
Bob Ryan
Jackie MacMullan
SPECIAL FEATURES
Pedro Martinez and Curt Schilling Make a Sox photo your wallpaper
Choose from dozens of Globe photos from the Red Sox' postseason run and World Series celebration.
Lighter Side World Series Lighter Side road trip
The Red Sox won the World Series, and the Lighter Side was there! Check out our adventure at Busch Stadium ...
Red Sox newspapers Boston Globe front pages
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New England Newspapers The news across New England ...
Check out the front pages from newspapers around New England the morning after the Sox won the Series.
1967 World Series Photo Gallery The Impossible Dream
The 1967 Red Sox-Cardinals World Series was a memorable one, and it lives on in this tribute to that magical year.
Boston Sports Blog
world series coverage
 Parade of idiots (10/30)
 Angry management (10/29)
 Not just a title, life lessons (10/28)
 Simplicity says it best (10/28)
 Under Babe's crying eyes (10/28)
 Pedro's best? You bet (10/27)
 Champagne's on ice (10/27)
 Series dreams take flight (10/26)
 We're going streaking (10/25)
 At a loss with wins (10/24)
 Sox have eyes of the World (10/23)
 Oldie but a goodie (10/22)
 In the Cards or the Stars? (10/21)
ALCS Coverage
 Couldn't be any sweeter (10/21)
 Sox are in da house (10/21)
 The classic to end all (10/20)
 A stitch in history (10/20)
 Latest may be greatest (10/19)
 Momentum shifts (10/17)
 Naturally, it's a disaster (10/16)
 Sox need paternity suit (10/14)
 Breaking routine approach (10/13)
 Emotionally charged (10/12)
ALDS Coverage
 Just getting started (10/08)
 Late, but oh so great (10/08)
 Beautiful day (10/07)
 Anticipation takes hill (10/05)

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