The Red Sox have hit countless big home runs throughout their history. Here’s a look at the ten most important homers they’ve ever hit.
The home run. It’s one of the most famous and iconic occurrences in all of sports. A single swing of the bat can change the entire outcome of an inning, a game, a series, or a season as the ball lands on the other side of the fence. The thrill of hearing the crack of the bat and watching the ball soar through the sky is one that is unique to baseball.
There have been thousands upon thousand of home runs hit in the long and illustrious history of baseball, a huge portion of them being hit by the Boston Red Sox over their 120 seasons of existence. Of course, the vast majority of these home runs were hit during regular season games and while many of these were memorable, they’re not what we’ll be focusing on in this article.
This list is going to look at the ten most important home runs in Red Sox history, with a heavy emphasis on the word important. These aren’t just home runs that were fun or memorable, these were home runs that mattered, home runs that won games, that gave the Red Sox life, extended series, and in many cases won championships.
In chronological order, let’s begin.