The Boston Red Sox were once a powerhouse in Major League Baseball.
After breaking the “Curse of the Bambino” in 2004, the team would go on to win three more World Series titles.
Of course, it’s been a little while since they won their last championship, but Red Sox fans can still look back on a solid run that saw them become one of the elite teams in baseball.
On Twitter, a Red Sox analyst tweeted a photo of a pregame lineup from the 2007 season, and let’s just say, it was completely stacked with some of the best hitters of the generation.
This Red Sox lineup from 2007 is absolutely ridiculous. pic.twitter.com/yjiASVjfeN
— Thomas Carrieri (@Thomas_Carrieri) January 19, 2023
Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Mike Lowell, Jason Varitek, and Jacoby Ellsbury helped headline what was a juggernaut of an offense on behalf of the Red Sox.
That team won 96 games and secured the best record in all of baseball, barely edging out the New York Yankees in the AL East.
But when the playoffs began, facing the Sox became tougher.
The Los Angeles Angels were swept in three games in the ALDS.
The Cleveland Guardians, then the Indians, had the best chance to knock off the Red Sox, staking out a 3-1 lead in the ALCS.
But Boston’s bats woke up and the team fought back, winning the next three games to complete another comeback from an imposing ALCS deficit.
The Colorado Rockies were next, and despite coming into the World Series hot, the Sox and their juggernaut offense made quick work of them, capturing their second World Series title in four years.