Boston Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals: World Series and Regular Season Head-to-Head Record
The Sox were born as the Boston Americans way back in 1901, and pre-date the World Series itself by two years (the first official WS was in 1903). They changed their name to the Red Sox in 1908. Cy Young, the man himself, pitched for Boston between 1901 and 1908.
The Americans/Red Sox have been to the World Series 12 times, including 2013. For all the talk of that Babe Ruth curse, which is blamed for 84 years of ring-less play (1919-2003), the Sox are actually 7-4 all-time in the World Series. Ruth, in fact, was on three of those winners during his Red Sox days.
The St. Louis Cardinals’ origins go even further back. The Cards started out as the St. Louis Brown Stockings (can you imagine if it were the Red Sox vs. the Brown Sox?) way way back in 1882 as a part of the American Association League. They shortened their name to the St. Louis Browns the following year. In 1892, they joined the National League and in 1900, changed their name to Cardinals for good.
[Don’t confuse these St. Louis Browns with the other St. Louis Browns (American League, 1902-1953) who moved to Baltimore and became the Orioles. You can see the complete history of MLB team name changes and moves, here.]
The Cardinals are the second most successful team in baseball history, behind the New York Yankees. From the very begininngs, they have played in 23 World Series, including 2013, and are 12-9-1. Some of those appearances were before the NL vs AL World Series that began in 1903. After that, and officially, the Cards have 18 appearances and are 11-7
Together these two teams have been in existence 245 years (Sox 113, Cards 132) and have appeared in 34 (29 from 1903) World Series, winning 19 (18) championships.
We’ll take a look at both teams’ World Series results tomorrow. Today, though, let’s look at the Sox and Cards head-to-head in the World Series and during the regular season (interleague play). The breakdown is below.
The two have met in the Fall Classic three times before with St. Louis taking the 1946 and 1967 Series in seven-game classics. Boston broke its title drought in 2004 with an afterthought sweep of the Cards (after the greatest comeback in playoff history – that 0-3 come from behind against the Yankees in the ALCS).
While the Cardinals are 2-1 in the World Series against the Red Sox, the Sox hold the games-won lead 10-8.
With the introduction of official interleague play in 1997, three regular-season series have been played between the two. The Cards won all three and hold the games-won lead 6-3.
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|2004||WS||Boston Red Sox||4||St. Louis Cardinals||0|
|Game 1||RED SOX 11 – Cardinals 9|
|Game 2||RED SOX 6 – Cardinals 2|
|Game 3||Red Sox 4 – CARDINALS 1|
|Game 4||Red Sox 3 – CARDINALS 0|
|1967||WS||St. Louis Cardinals||4||Boston Red Sox||3|
|Game 1||Cardinals 2 – RED SOX 1|
|Game 2||RED SOX 5 – Cardinals 0|
|Game 3||CARDINALS 5 – Red Sox 2|
|Game 4||CARDINALS 6 – Red Sox 0|
|Game 5||Red Sox 3 – CARDINALS 1|
|Game 6||RED SOX 8 – Cardinals 4|
|Game 7||Cardinals 7 – RED SOX 2|
|1946||WS||St. Louis Cardinals||4||Boston Red Sox||3|
|Game 1||Red Sox 3 – CARDINALS 2|
|Game 2||CARDINALS 3 – Red Sox 0|
|Game 3||RED SOX 4 – Cardinals 0|
|Game 4||Cardinals 12 – RED SOX 3|
|Game 5||RED SOX 6 – Cardinals 3|
|Game 6||CARDINALS 4 – Red Sox 1|
|Game 7||CARDINALS 4 – Red Sox 3|
|2008||ILP||St. Louis Cardinals||2||Boston Red Sox||1|
|Game 1||Cardinals 5 – RED SOX 4|
|Game 2||Cardinals 9 – RED SOX 3|
|Game 3||RED SOX 5 – Cardinals 3|
|2005||ILP||St. Louis Cardinals||2||Boston Red Sox||1|
|Game 1||CARDINALS 7 – Red Sox 1|
|Game 2||CARDINALS 9 – Red Sox 2|
|Game 3||Red Sox 4 – CARDINALS 0|
|2003||ILP||St. Louis Cardinals||2||Boston Red Sox||1|
|Game 1||Cardinals 9 – RED SOX 7|
|Game 2||RED SOX 13 – Cardinals 1|
|Game 3||Cardinals 8 – RED SOX 7|
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