2004 World Series Game 1, Yawkey Way
The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams met to decide the championship, and began on October 23. After winning four consecutive games, on October 27 at 10:40 p.m. CT, the American League champion Boston Red Sox defeated the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals to claim the 2004 World Series Trophy. It had been 86 years since Boston last claimed the prize by defeating the Chicago Cubs in the 1918 World Series. With their Series sweep, Boston had finally broken the supposed “Curse of the Bambino”. To make the championship sweeter, it came on the heels of the largest comeback in postseason MLB history (a 0-3 deficit against the archrival New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series).