History Of The Red Sox In The ALCS

October 10, 2013 7:04 PM
History Of The Red Sox In The ALCS
" BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Red Sox are back in the ALCS for the tenth time in franchise history, waiting to see if they’ll host the Detroit Tigers or Oakland Athletics in Game 1 on Saturday.

The Red Sox have made 10 trips to the ALCS since it was created back in 1969, with their last coming in 2008.

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The Red Sox are 4-5 all-time in the ALCS, so let’s take a trip down memory lane and re-live all the memories, and some heartbreak.

1975 — Red Sox sweep Athletics 3-0

After finishing the regular season 95-65, the Red Sox made their first appearance in the ALCS against the three-time defending World Series Champion Oakland Athletics. On the backs of veterans like Carl Yastrzemski and Carlton Fisk along with rookie Fred Lynn, Boston swept the A’s in three games (the ALCS didn’t change to best-of-seven until 1985).

The Red Sox won Game 1 at Fenway, 7-1, thanks to a beautiful effort by starting pitcher Louis Tiant. “El Tiante” allowed just one run and struck out eight A’s in his complete-game effort, as Lynn drove in two runs in the win "

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