The Boston Red Sox were once one of the most down-trodden franchises in baseball history.
They had a history of winning, but had consistently fallen short of their ultimate goal, winning the World Series.
They had not done that since before the sale of Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees, which is what kicked off what is known as the “Curse of the Bambino.”
However, after 86 years of heartbreak, the team pulled off a comeback from down 3-0 in the ALCS to the Yankees and quickly took care of the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series to break the curse.
The tweet below shows a photo of the iconic moment.
Red Sox celebrate winning the 2004 World Series pic.twitter.com/8vJ7MAI0qe
— Baseball In Pics (@baseballinpix) February 1, 2023
The moment in question took place on October 27, 2004.
The Red Sox had experienced years of heartbreak, including the Bucky Dent incident, the ground ball that went through Bill Buckner‘s legs in the 1986 World Series, and the moment where Aaron Boone became one of the most hated players among Boston fans in 2003.
But finally, they had overcome it all and got their chance to celebrate on the field at Busch Stadium on that fateful October night.
Years of heartache and frustration were finally erased, and fans had a reason to celebrate for the first time since 1918.
The 2004 team consisted of David Ortiz, Curt Schilling, Manny Ramirez, Pedro Martinez, and other stars, all of whom came together to complete one mission, to bring a World Series title back to Boston.
It only took four games to eliminate the Cardinals, and soon, all of Red Sox Nation experienced unforgettable joy.NEXT: Red Sox Analyst Remembers A Key World Series Moment