The Boston Red Sox are the members of the American League Eastern Division of Major League Baseball. Since the year 1912, the Red Sox's home ballpark is been Fenway Park. The "Red Sox" name was selected by the team owner, Mr. Taylor, a year or two before Fenway Park was begun on land of his family.
The club was established in the year 1901, as one of the American League's eight licensed franchises. They were a leading team in the new league—beating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1st World Series in the year 1903. They were the winners of four more championships by the year 1918, and then moved into one of the greatest championship droughts in baseball history; it came to an end in the year 2004, when the Boston Red Sox won their 6th World Series Championship. Since the year 2003, the Red Sox have competed in four ALCS, winners of two World Series, and have emerged perhaps the most successful MLB team of the last 10 years.
All MLB teams were led by the Red Sox in average road attendance in year 2007, while the small capability of Fenway Park caused them to rank 11th in home attendance.