5 iconic Boston Red Sox moments since the 2000 season
By Chris Tutt
Five defining Boston Red Sox moments since 2000
The Boston Red Sox are the most successful franchise in MLB since the turn of the century with four championships. Each one of the four championship teams were so unique in their own regard and brought so many memories to all Red Sox fans. Along with those championship teams, the Red Sox had many teams that were great and worth remembering, with the exception of 2012 and 2020.
There are so many different moments from each of team that will live in the heads of Red Sox fans forever. The five moments listed are not necessarily the five most important to winning a championship, but moments that are memorable to that particular team and the franchise as a whole.
With so much success comes a lot of these memorable moments, so there are a few that are not on this list that are definitely worth mentioning, so here are a few honorable mentions:
- Andrew Benintendi’s diving catch to win game four of the 2018 ALCS
- Mookie Betts caps off a 13 pitch at-bat with a grand slam in 2018
- Daniel Nava’s go-ahead home run in the first home game after the Boston Bombing
- Christian Vásquez and Kiké Hernandez hit back to back walk-offs to send the Red Sox to the ALCS in 2021
- Curt Schilling pitching with a bloody sock in 2004
- David Ortiz’s final game
Each of these moments are iconic in their own respect, but pail in comparison to the following moments. Listed in no particular order, the first moment is, arguably, the most memorable moment in Red Sox history.