Boston Red Sox Tickets
It's tough to follow a dream season, but the Boston Red Sox did their best in 2005. Retooling in the offseason by bringing in veteran starters David Wells and Matt Clement, the Boston Red Sox were primed to repeat as world champs. After a stop-and-start first two months, the Boston Red Sox reclaimed first place in the American League East on June 24, and held the top spot for most of the second half of the season. David Ortiz was the lynchpin of the offense, putting together a season (.300, 47 HR, 147 RBIs) that would see him finish second in American League MVP voting. Outfielder Manny Ramirez threw together another stellar year, hitting 45 home runs and driving in 144. After hobbling into the playoffs in the final weekend, a banged-up Boston Red Sox pitching staff couldn't hold off the eventual World Series-winning White Sox, and the Boston Red Sox fell in an AL Division Series sweep.