Ranking Boston Red Sox World Championships from 2004-2018

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 02: Pedro Martinez greets David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox while carrying the 2004 World Series Championship trophy during the pregame ceremony to honor Ortiz's retirement before his last regular season home game at Fenway Park on October 2, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 02: Pedro Martinez greets David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox while carrying the 2004 World Series Championship trophy during the pregame ceremony to honor Ortiz's retirement before his last regular season home game at Fenway Park on October 2, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /
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BOSTON, MA – APRIL 04: The 2013 World Series Champions Boston Red Sox banner is draped across the Green Monster prior to the Opening Day game between the Boston Red Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers at Fenway Park on April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA – APRIL 04: The 2013 World Series Champions Boston Red Sox banner is draped across the Green Monster prior to the Opening Day game between the Boston Red Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers at Fenway Park on April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) /

The 2013 Red Sox were supposed to be a rebuilding team after Bobby Valentine‘s year in 2012. John Farrell was in his first year as a manager and trying to fix what Valentine did.

The Boston Marathon bombing happened in April of that season and brought the whole city together. David Ortiz got the Sox going with a massive speech days after the bombing.

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The Sox had a very successful season, winning 97 games and the AL East. They would go on and do well in the playoffs with some big thanks to Ortiz, who came in clutch in the American League Championship series.

The top moments of the 2013 World Series started in Game One when Lester pitched 7 2/3 innings, giving up no runs. The bats were alive with a home run by Ortiz, leading to an 8-1 victory.

The standout of the Series was Ortiz, who was series MVP he drew eight walks and tied a series record by reaching base in nine straight times. Ortiz’s .760 on-base percentage and .688 batting average were the second-highest in series history.