2013 World Series

The 2013 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball's (MLB) 2013 season.[1] The 109th edition of the World Series, it was a best-of-seven playoff between the American League (AL) champion Boston Red Sox and the National League (NL) champion St. Louis Cardinals; the Red Sox won, 4 games to 2. The Red Sox had home field advantage for the series, based on the AL's win in the 2013 MLB All-Star Game on July 16.[2] This was the first World Series since 1999 to feature both #1 seeds from the American League and National League. The Series started on Wednesday, October 23, ending on Game 6 the following Wednesday, October 30, 2013.

The Red Sox won the first game at Fenway Park on October 23, followed by the Cardinals winning the second game on October 24 to tie the series 1–1. The series then moved to Busch Stadium, where the Cardinals won the third game on October 26 to gain a 2–1 lead. The Red Sox won the fourth game on October 27 to tie the series at 2–2, then won the last of three games at Busch Stadium on October 28 for a 3–2 lead. The series then moved back to Fenway Park, where the Red Sox decisively won the final game on October 30, becoming the World Series champions for 2013.

This was the fourth meeting of the Cardinals and the Red Sox in the World Series (previously meeting in 1946, 1967, and 2004).[3][4] Winning in six games, the Red Sox clinched their first World Series championship at their home field of Fenway Park since 1918,[5][6][7] and the last such Series to date won by the home team. David Ortiz was awarded the World Series Most Valuable Player Award.[8][9] He became the first non-Yankee to win three World Series titles with one team since Jim Palmer (Baltimore Orioles 1966, 1970, and 1983).

2013 World Series
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Team (Wins) Manager(s) Season
Boston Red Sox (4) John Farrell 97–65, .599, 5½ GA
St. Louis Cardinals (2) Mike Matheny 97–65, .599, 3 GA
DatesOctober 23–30
MVPDavid Ortiz (Boston)
UmpiresJohn Hirschbeck (crew chief), Mark Wegner, Dana DeMuth, Paul Emmel, Bill Miller, Jim Joyce
ALCSBoston Red Sox defeated Detroit Tigers, 4–2
NLCSSt. Louis Cardinals defeated Los Angeles Dodgers, 4–2
Broadcast
TelevisionFox (United States)
MLB International (International)
TV announcersJoe Buck, Tim McCarver, Ken Rosenthal and Erin Andrews (Fox)
Gary Thorne and Rick Sutcliffe (MLB International)
RadioESPN
WEEI-FM (BOS)
KMOX (STL)
Radio announcersDan Shulman and Orel Hershiser (ESPN)
Joe Castiglione and Dave O'Brien (BOS)
Mike Shannon and John Rooney (STL)
World Series Program
2013 World Series Program
World Series

Background

St. Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals finished the 2013 regular season at 97–65, earning the best record in the National League. They set a new Major League Baseball record for hitting efficiency with runners in scoring position, hitting .330 (447–for–1,355), the best in baseball since the Boston Red Sox hit .312 in 1950,[10] also beating the 2007 Detroit Tigers, and 1996 Colorado Rockies with a .311 average.[11]

Despite losing first baseman Albert Pujols to the Angels and manager Tony La Russa to retirement, the Cardinals under new manager Mike Matheny still came within one game of a return trip to the World Series, but lost the final three games to the eventual World Series champion San Francisco Giants in the 2012 National League Championship Series. However, with the help of Matheny and general manager John Mozeliak, the Cardinals were able to stay in contention even with a roster consisting mostly of rookies, free-agent veteran additions, and a few holdovers from the 2011 World Series championship team.

The Cardinals' offense was led by catcher Yadier Molina, second baseman Matt Carpenter, and first baseman Allen Craig, all of whom finished in the top 10 in batting average. They were joined by outfielders Carlos Beltrán and Matt Holliday, third baseman David Freese, and first baseman Matt Adams. The Cardinals' pitching staff were led by Adam Wainwright, who returned to form after posting an NL-leading 19 wins. Wainwright was joined by youngsters Lance Lynn, Joe Kelly, Shelby Miller, and late-season call-up Michael Wacha. Wainwright's return to form, along with the emergence of the young starters, helped fill the void left by star pitcher Chris Carpenter, who missed the entire season due to various injuries. The bullpen were also powered by youngsters, led by closer Trevor Rosenthal, set-up man Carlos Martínez, and middle relievers Seth Maness and Kevin Siegrist.

St. Louis opened the playoffs by defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in five games in the Division Series. Then, in their third consecutive National League Championship Series appearance, St. Louis defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers four games to two for their 19th National League pennant.[12]

Massachusetts State House Red Sox Banner
The Massachusetts State House displaying a banner in honor of the Boston Red Sox's 2013 World Series appearance

Boston Red Sox

After finishing last in the AL East with a 69–93 record in 2012, the Red Sox fired Bobby Valentine and hired John Farrell as their new manager.[13] Under Farrell, the team finished the 2013 regular season at 97–65, the best record in the American League.[14]

In the aftermath of the infamous September collapse in 2011 and the ill-fated Valentine experiment of 2012, general manager Ben Cherington brought in Farrell, a former pitching coach under Terry Francona, and several role players in hopes of turning the Red Sox around. The Boston Marathon bombings on April 15 helped inspire a season-long rally for the Red Sox in support of the victims and the city of Boston. In games after the marathon, the Red Sox hung a jersey on the dugout saying Boston Strong and 617, representing the city's area code. The team also wore "B Strong" patches in their uniforms. In addition, some of the Red Sox players grew beards during the season as a sign of unity. The inspired play of the Red Sox took them from last place the previous season to American League East champions with a 28-game turnaround, helped by Farrell's calming presence and familiarity with some of the players.[15]

Boston's offense was powered by designated hitter David Ortiz, who hit .309 during the season. They also relied on the baserunning exploits of center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, whose 52 stolen bases led the major leagues, while right fielder Shane Victorino, second baseman Dustin Pedroia, first baseman Mike Napoli, catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and outfielder Jonny Gomes helped the Red Sox to a league-leading 853 runs scored. The pitching staff was led by Jon Lester, who rebounded from a miserable 2012 campaign to post a 15–8 record and 3.75 ERA. Lester was joined by Clay Buchholz, John Lackey and midseason acquisition Jake Peavy. The bullpen were led by closer Koji Uehara, who unexpectedly took over following injuries to Joel Hanrahan and Andrew Bailey to post 21 saves and a 1.09 ERA. He was joined by compatriot and set-up man Junichi Tazawa, and middle relievers Brandon Workman and Craig Breslow. While Stephen Drew and David Ross were limited offensively, their defense proved to be an asset to the team's success, especially during the postseason.

Boston opened the playoffs by defeating the Tampa Bay Rays in four games in the Division Series. Then in the American League Championship Series, the Red Sox defeated the Detroit Tigers four games to two to win their 13th American League pennant.

Summary

Boston won the series, 4–2.

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 23 St. Louis Cardinals – 1, Boston Red Sox – 8 Fenway Park 3:17 38,345[16] 
2 October 24 St. Louis Cardinals – 4, Boston Red Sox – 2 Fenway Park 3:05 38,436[17] 
3 October 26 Boston Red Sox – 4, St. Louis Cardinals – 5 Busch Stadium 3:54 47,432[18] 
4 October 27 Boston Red Sox – 4, St. Louis Cardinals – 2 Busch Stadium 3:34 47,469[19] 
5 October 28 Boston Red Sox – 3, St. Louis Cardinals – 1 Busch Stadium 2:52 47,436[20] 
6 October 30 St. Louis Cardinals – 1, Boston Red Sox – 6 Fenway Park 3:13 38,447[21]

Matchups

Game 1

October 23, 2013 8:09 pm (EDT) at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, 50 °F (10 °C), cloudy
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 3
Boston 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 x 8 8 1
WP: Jon Lester (1–0)   LP: Adam Wainwright (0–1)
Home runs:
STL: Matt Holliday (1)
BOS: David Ortiz (1)
Attendance: 38,345
Boxscore
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Fenway Park during the pregame ceremony

Boston Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski threw the ceremonial first pitch,[22] as he had done before Game 1 in 2004 and 2007. After Boston starter Jon Lester pitched a scoreless top half of the first inning, St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright found trouble in the bottom of the inning. He walked leadoff batter Jacoby Ellsbury and after an out, Dustin Pedroia singled. Wainwright then got David Ortiz to ground to second base, but Matt Carpenter's flip was mishandled by shortstop Pete Kozma, ending the possibility of a double play. Initially, the Cardinals had been awarded a force-out at second base, but after conferring, the umpires ruled that Kozma never had control of the ball, and Pedroia was reinstated at second base. With the bases loaded and one out, Mike Napoli doubled to left-center, scoring Ellsbury, Pedroia and Ortiz, the latter after Shane Robinson misplayed a carom off the wall. In the bottom of the second inning, Stephen Drew led off with a pop-up in front of the pitcher's mound. Wainwright and catcher Yadier Molina both converged, but both let the ball drop for a leadoff single. David Ross then singled to center field, followed by a flyout by Ellsbury. Shane Victorino then hit a ground ball to deep short, but Kozma again mishandled it, his second error of the game, and once again the bases were loaded with one out. Pedroia then singled under the glove of a diving David Freese to make the score 4–0. Ortiz then hit a deep fly to right field, but was robbed of a grand slam by Carlos Beltrán. Ross did tag and score to give Boston a 5–0 lead. Beltrán would leave the game, with Robinson moving to right field, and Jon Jay taking over in center. Meanwhile, Lester was brilliant for the Red Sox, pitching 7 2/3 scoreless innings. The Red Sox added to their lead in the bottom of the seventh with Ortiz hitting a two-run home run off Kevin Siegrist to give them a 7–0 lead. After the Red Sox plated another run in the eighth inning, the Cardinals finally got on the board with Matt Holliday leading off the ninth with a home run off Ryan Dempster. Dempster recovered and closed out the 8–1 victory by striking out Matt Adams.[23][24][25] Lester was accused of using a foreign substance on his glove, but he claimed that it was just rosin, which is legal, and the Cardinals organization elected to not file a complaint.[26]

Game 2

October 24, 2013 8:07 pm (EDT) at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, 49 °F (9 °C), clear
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 4 7 1
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 4 2
WP: Michael Wacha (1–0)   LP: John Lackey (0–1)   Sv: Trevor Rosenthal (1)
Home runs:
STL: None
BOS: David Ortiz (2)
Attendance: 38,436
Boxscore

Game 2 pitted the NLCS MVP Michael Wacha against the Red Sox' John Lackey. Several members of the 2004 Red Sox championship team, including Pedro Martínez, threw ceremonial first pitches.[27] After three scoreless innings, Matt Holliday led off the fourth inning for the Cardinals with a triple to center field. After Matt Adams lined out, catcher Yadier Molina grounded out softly to Dustin Pedroia to score Holliday and give the Cardinals a 1–0 lead. The Red Sox threatened in the bottom half as the first two batters reached with Pedroia leading off with a double and David Ortiz drawing a walk. Mike Napoli then grounded into a double play to partially kill the threat and Wacha got Jonny Gomes to pop out to Matt Carpenter to end the inning. In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Red Sox finally got on the scoreboard, as Pedroia walked with one out and Ortiz hit a two-run home run to left center field on a 3–2 changeup to give the Red Sox a 2–1 lead. In the seventh inning, the Red Sox' defense let them down. With one out and the bases loaded (David Freese walked, Jon Jay singled and Daniel Descalso walked), Carpenter hit a fly ball to Gomes in left field for the second out. With Pete Kozma, who pinch-ran for Freese, scoring on the throw, the ball got away from catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Jay and Descalso attempted to advance on the misplay and pitcher Craig Breslow, who was backing up on the play, tried to get Jay at third but his throw was wild and went into the stands. Jay scored and Descalsco went to third as the Cardinals now led 3–2. Carlos Beltrán then singled to right to score Descalso and give the Cardinals a 4–2 lead. Things got a little interesting in the bottom of the eighth inning. With Carlos Martinez on the mound for the Cardinals, the Red Sox had Jacoby Ellsbury reach on an error and after two strikeouts, Ortiz reached on a single. With two outs, Martinez jammed Napoli and he popped out to short to end the inning. In the bottom of the ninth with the 4–2 lead, Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal entered the game and made quick work of the Red Sox by striking out Gomes, Saltalamacchia and pinch-hitter Daniel Nava on 17 pitches. The Cardinals evened up the series at one game each as the series shifted to St. Louis for the next three games.

With the win, St. Louis snapped Boston's nine-game winning streak in the World Series.

Game 3

October 26, 2013 7:08 pm (CDT) at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, 58 °F (14 °C), clear
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 4 6 2
St. Louis 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 5 12 0
WP: Trevor Rosenthal (1–0)   LP: Brandon Workman (0–1)
Attendance: 47,432
Boxscore

The ceremonial first pitch was thrown by 1985 NL MVP Willie McGee.[27] The Cardinals got off to a good start in the bottom of the first inning, putting two on the board from RBI singles by Matt Holliday and Yadier Molina off of Boston starter Jake Peavy. It wasn't until the top of the fifth inning before the Red Sox got on the board themselves, when pinch hitter Mike Carp grounded into a fielder's choice off Cardinals starter Joe Kelly. In the next inning, Boston tied the game at 2–2 on a Daniel Nava single. But in the bottom of the seventh, Matt Holliday hit a line drive off of reliever Junichi Tazawa that just got past a diving Xander Bogaerts that drove in two, and Holliday advanced to third on the throw. Even though this happened with no outs, Holliday was stranded at third. Boston quickly responded in the top of the eighth by loading the bases off Carlos Martínez. Trevor Rosenthal came in to pitch, and the first batter he faced, Daniel Nava, grounded in to a fielder's choice, after a great diving stop by rookie second baseman Kolten Wong. The next batter, Xander Bogaerts, bounced a ball up the middle for an RBI single of his own, knotting the game at 4–4.[28]

In the bottom of the ninth inning, Boston reliever Brandon Workman stayed in, having pitched in the eighth inning and having batted in the top of the ninth, striking out in his first professional at bat.[29] He gave up a one out single to Molina. Boston closer Koji Uehara was brought in to face pinch hitter Allen Craig, who doubled on the first pitch. With one out, Jon Jay hit a grounder to second baseman Dustin Pedroia. He made a diving stab and threw home to catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who tagged out the sliding Molina. But then Saltalamacchia threw to third trying to get Craig, who was running on the play. Saltalamacchia's throw was wide, and it pulled third baseman Will Middlebrooks toward the second-base side of the bag. Middlebrooks tried to keep the ball on the infield, but it skipped into foul territory. Craig slid into third, popped up and started for home. He made contact with Middlebrooks, who was lying face-first on the dirt, with his feet in the air. Craig fell, got back up and ran home. Saltalamacchia, receiving the throw from foul territory, applied the tag to the sliding Craig. However, the third base umpire, Jim Joyce, called obstruction on the play; home plate umpire Dana DeMuth determined that Craig would have scored without the obstruction, giving the Cardinals the win and a 2–1 lead in the World Series. The Red Sox were furious about the call, as manager John Farrell stayed out to argue the call, as did most of the players. They protested that Middlebrooks' feet were in the air as he was getting up when Craig ran over him.[30]

The largest paid crowd in the history of Busch Stadium (47,432) saw the game. It was the first time in a World Series game that a winning play was on an obstruction call.[31]

Game 4

October 27, 2013 7:17 pm (CDT) at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, 52 °F (11 °C), clear
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 4 6 2
St. Louis 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 6 0
WP: Félix Doubront (1–0)   LP: Lance Lynn (0–1)   Sv: Koji Uehara (1)
Home runs:
BOS: Jonny Gomes (1)
STL: None
Attendance: 47,469
Boxscore

The largest paid crowd in the history of Busch Stadium (47,469) saw the game, surpassing the previous night's record attendance. Hall of Famer and two-time World Series MVP Bob Gibson threw the ceremonial first pitch.[27] After Boston starter Clay Buchholz, pitching through a shoulder injury, was removed for a pinch-hitter after four innings, five Red Sox relievers combined to hold St. Louis to one run on three hits the rest of the way. In the sixth inning, the bases were empty with two outs before Dustin Pedroia singled and David Ortiz walked. Then, outfielder Jonny Gomes came to bat and the Cardinals brought in Seth Maness to face him. Gomes worked the count to 2–2 before he broke the tie with a three-run homer that would become the difference in the game. The game ended when Boston closer Koji Uehara picked off pinch runner Kolten Wong with Carlos Beltrán at the plate, making it the first postseason game in baseball history to end on a pickoff.[32]

Felix Doubront pitched 2⅔ innings out of the bullpen to earn his first career postseason win. John Lackey, who pitched a scoreless eighth, made his first relief appearance since 2004 and first in the postseason since 2002.[33]

Game 5

October 28, 2013 7:07 pm (CDT) at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, 61 °F (16 °C), clear
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 9 0
St. Louis 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
WP: Jon Lester (2–0)   LP: Adam Wainwright (0–2)   Sv: Koji Uehara (2)
Home runs:
BOS: None
STL: Matt Holliday (2)
Attendance: 47,436
Boxscore

Hall of Fame inductee Ozzie Smith threw the ceremonial first pitch.[27] In a rematch of the staff who faced off in Game 1, Jon Lester again outdueled Adam Wainwright to give the Red Sox a 3–2 series lead.[34] Boston scored first for the first time since Game 1 when Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz hit back-to-back doubles with one out in the first.[35] Matt Holliday tied the score with a home run to center in the fourth inning, but it would be the only run Lester would allow over strong 7⅔ innings of work. Wainwright matched Lester until the seventh inning, when a ground-rule RBI double by David Ross and RBI single by Jacoby Ellsbury scored Xander Bogaerts and Stephen Drew to give Boston a 3–1 lead.[36] Koji Uehara relieved Lester with two outs in the eighth and retired all four Cardinals he faced to earn his second save of the series.[37][38][39]

Uehara tied John Wetteland, Robb Nen, Troy Percival, and Brad Lidge for most saves in one postseason year, with 7 (since then, Greg Holland matched this record the next year). In addition, Lester joined Babe Ruth as the only Red Sox lefthanders to win three World Series games.[40]

Game 6

October 30, 2013 8:07 pm (EDT) at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, 49 °F (9 °C), partly cloudy
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 1
Boston 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 X 6 8 1
WP: John Lackey (1–1)   LP: Michael Wacha (1–1)
Home runs:
STL: None
BOS: Stephen Drew (1)
Attendance: 38,447
Boxscore

Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame members Carlton Fisk and Luis Tiant, both of whom played in historic Game 6 of the 1975 World Series, threw ceremonial first pitches.[27] Boston won Game 6 in a rout, by scoring six runs on the Cardinals rookie Michael Wacha, who had previously been unbeaten in the playoffs.[41] World Series Most Valuable Player David Ortiz was walked by the Cardinals four times, and scored twice. Boston's Shane Victorino opened the scoring with a three-run double in the third inning[42] and had four runs batted in.[43] Red Sox pitcher John Lackey pitched six scoreless innings. The Cardinals only seriously threatened in the seventh inning when they scored on Carlos Beltrán's single and had the bases loaded with two outs, but Boston reliever Junichi Tazawa got the final out.[41] Koji Uehara came in again to pitch a perfect ninth, striking out Matt Carpenter swinging to end the game, series, baseball season, and clinch their eighth overall title.

With this win, Boston won the championship at Fenway Park for the first time since 1918.[44][45][46][47] The win was the third championship in the last ten seasons for the Red Sox.[48][49]

The average list price on the resale market for a ticket to Game 6 was $1,860, according to TiqIQ, a ticket tracking company.[50][51] As of the 2018 postseason, this is the most recent World Series in which the home team has won a deciding game and has received the Commissioner's Trophy on their home field.

Composite line score

2013 World Series (4–2): Boston Red Sox (A.L.) beat St. Louis Cardinals (N.L.)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis Cardinals 2 0 1 2 0 0 7 0 2 14 45 5
Boston Red Sox 4 2 3 3 2 6 4 3 0 27 41 8
Home runs:
STL: Matt Holliday (2)
BOS: Stephen Drew (1), Jonny Gomes (1), David Ortiz (2)
Total attendance: 257,565   Average attendance: 42,928
Winning player's share: $307,322.68   Losing player's share: $228,300.17[52]

Broadcasting

Television

Fox televised the series in the United States and Canada, with Joe Buck calling play-by-play and Tim McCarver handling color commentary. This was McCarver's 24th and final World Series broadcast (including four with ABC and four with CBS prior to his joining Fox in 1996), as he had announced that he would retire from the network's lead crew following the season.[53][54] Working with Buck and McCarver were field reporters Ken Rosenthal and Erin Andrews.[55]

Pregame coverage was handled by host Matt Vasgersian, joined by regular analyst Harold Reynolds. They were joined by special guest analysts A. J. Pierzynski of the Texas Rangers (his third consecutive World Series as a guest analyst), and Jimmy Rollins of the Philadelphia Phillies.

A partnership with Fox Sports featured Pearl Jam as the November artist of month for all entities within the Fox Sports domain and licensed 48 songs from their catalogue to play during the 2013 World Series. The group's music was included in anything from "opening teases and commercial bumpers to montages, as well as additional promotional inventory across Fox prime-time and cable."[56]

Major League Baseball International syndicated the television coverage outside Canada and the U.S., with English-language commentary provided by Baltimore Orioles play-by-play announcer Gary Thorne and ESPN analyst Rick Sutcliffe.

Ratings

According to Nielsen Media Research, the six-game series on Fox averaged an 8.9 rating and 15 share. The 8.9 rating was, by a large margin, the lowest for a six-game World Series (the 2009 World Series that pulled an 11.7 was the prior lowest) and the fourth lowest overall, behind the 2010, 2008 and 2012 series (the latter holding the record low at 7.6). Game 3, which pulled a 7.4 rating, is the fourth lowest rated MLB World Series game, ahead of just Game 3 of the 2011 World Series (6.6), Game 3 of the 2012 World Series (6.1), and Game 3 of the 2008 World Series (6.1).[57]

Some analysts expressed alarm at the low ratings, considering the prestigious franchises involved (a combined 20 World Championships and 32 pennants). Boston, moreover, had a storybook narrative because of the recent Boston Marathon bombing, which, some felt, should have attracted casual audiences.[58]

Game Ratings
(households)
Share
(households)
American audience
(in millions)
1 8.6 14 14.5
2 8.3 13 13.4
3 7.4 14 12.5
4 9.4 15 16.0
5 8.9 14 14.5
6 11.3 18 19.2

Radio

ESPN Radio broadcast the series in the U.S., with commentators Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser. Locally, the two teams' flagship radio stations broadcast the series with their respective announcing crews. Mike Shannon and John Rooney called the games for the Cardinals on KMOX in St. Louis, while Joe Castiglione, Dave O'Brien, and Lou Merloni announced for the Red Sox on WEEI in Boston.

Celebration

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia lifts the Commissioner's Trophy during the victory parade

Following the team's World Series win, Boston Red Sox fans congregated at the site of the Boston Marathon bombing to celebrate the title.[59] The white lights of Boston's Prudential Tower displayed "GO SOX." Red Sox owner John Henry said after the game that the parade would take place on Saturday, November 2.[60] [61][62][63]

On November 2, the Red Sox parade began at Fenway Park and headed down Boylston Street. The 25 duck boats carrying the players and executives paused at the Boston Marathon finish where three spectators died during the April bombings.[64][65][66][67]

On April 1, 2014, the Red Sox visited the White House and met with President Obama.[68]

President Obama Welcomes the Red Sox to the White House
Red Sox at the White House with President Obama on April 1, 2014

Quotes from the Series

It hasn't happened at Fenway Park for 95 years! The Red Sox are world champions!

— Joe Buck calling the final out in Game 6

BOSTON IS STRONGER THAN EVER! The Red Sox are the World Series champions!

— Gary Thorne's call for the final out in Game 6

See also

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2013 National League Championship Series

The 2013 National League Championship Series, the 44th NLCS, was a best-of-seven playoff pitting the St. Louis Cardinals against the Los Angeles Dodgers for Major League Baseball's National League pennant. The Cardinals beat the Dodgers in six games.

This was the fourth postseason meeting between the Cardinals and Dodgers, after the 1985 NLCS (Cardinals won 4–2), 2004 NLDS (Cardinals won 3–1), and 2009 NLDS (Dodgers won 3–0).

The Cardinals would go on to lose to the Boston Red Sox in the 2013 World Series in six games.

2013 World Series by Renault

The 2013 World Series by Renault was the ninth season of Renault Sport's series of events, with four different championships racing under one banner. Consisting of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, the Eurocup Mégane Trophy and Eurocup Clio, the World Series by Renault ran at seven different venues where fans could get into the meetings for no cost whatsoever, such is the uniqueness of the series.The series began on 27 April at the Ciudad del Motor de Aragón in Alcañiz, and finished on 20 October at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, just outside Barcelona. Round Nürburgring dropped. While Red Bull Ring made its debut in the series' schedule, while Formula Renault 3.5 had two extra races on its own, in support of the Monaco Grand Prix and Monza Superstars Series round and Eurocup Clio had additional rounds in support of the Imola round of the Italian Clio Cup, and the Alcañiz round of the International Clio Cup.

2013 World Series of Darts

The 2013 World Series of Darts was the inaugural tour of the World Series of Darts organised by the Professional Darts Corporation. There were two events of the tour, the Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters and the Sydney Darts Masters. The two tournaments featured slightly different formats. The Dubai Masters only seeing the top eight Order of Merit players in a seeded bracket over two days, with the Sydney masters seeing the top eight being joined by eight regional qualifiers.

2013 World Series of Poker

The 2013 World Series of Poker was the 44th annual World Series of Poker (WSOP). It was held at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Paradise, Nevada between May 29-July 15, 2013. There was 62 bracelet events, culminating in the $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event beginning on July 6. The November Nine concept returned for a sixth year, with the Main Event finalists returning on November 4.

The One Drop Foundation, a charity founded by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté devoted to providing safe water supplies in developing countries, continued a relationship with the WSOP that began with the 2012 edition. While last year's $1 million Big One for One Drop was not held this year, the WSOP held two events that raised money for the charity. The first event was the One Drop High Roller, with a buy-in of $111,111; the Rio donated its 3% rake of the entry fees to One Drop. The other was the "Little One for One Drop", with a $1,111 buy-in plus unlimited rebuys, with One Drop receiving $111 from each buy-in and rebuy.In April 2013, the WSOP expanded and held bracelet events in Australia at the 2013 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific.

2013 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific

Below are the results for the 2013 (and inaugural) World Series of Poker Asia Pacific tournaments.

2013 World Series of Poker Europe

The seventh World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) took place from October 11, 2013 to October 25, 2013, at Casino Barriere in Enghien-les-Bains, France. There were eight bracelet events.

2013 World Series of Poker Europe results

Below are the results for the 2013 World Series of Poker Europe.

2013 World Series of Poker results

Below are the results for the 2013 World Series of Poker.

Adrián Mateos

Adrián Mateos Díaz (born 1 July 1994) is a Spanish professional poker player.

At the age of 19, he won the 2013 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event for €1,000,000. He also won an event on the Estrellas Poker Tour in Madrid in January 2013 for €103,000. In May 2015, Mateos won the European Poker Tour Grand Final in Monte Carlo, earning €1,082,000. With the win, he became the first Spanish EPT champion. At 22 years old, he became the youngest player to ever win three WSOP bracelets.As of January 2019, his total live tournament winnings exceed $17 million.

Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. The Red Sox have won nine World Series championships, tied for the third-most of any MLB team, and they have played in 13. Their most recent appearance and win was in 2018. In addition, they won the 1904 American League pennant, but were not able to defend their 1903 World Series championship when the New York Giants refused to participate in the 1904 World Series. Founded in 1901 as one of the American League's eight charter franchises, the Red Sox' home ballpark has been Fenway Park since 1912. The "Red Sox" name was chosen by the team owner, John I. Taylor, circa 1908, following the lead of previous teams that had been known as the "Boston Red Stockings", including the forerunner of the Atlanta Braves.

Boston was a dominant team in the new league, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first World Series in 1903 and winning four more championships by 1918. However, they then went into one of the longest championship droughts in baseball history, dubbed the "Curse of the Bambino" after its alleged inception due to the Red Sox' sale of Babe Ruth to the rival New York Yankees two years after their world championship in 1918, an 86-year wait before the team's sixth World Championship in 2004. The team's history during that period was punctuated with some of the most memorable moments in World Series history, including Enos Slaughter's "mad dash" in 1946, the "Impossible Dream" of 1967, Carlton Fisk's home run in 1975, and Bill Buckner's error in 1986. Following their victory in the 2018 World Series, they became the first team to win four World Series trophies in the 21st century, with championships in 2004, 2007, 2013 and 2018. Red Sox history has also been marked by the team's intense rivalry with the Yankees, arguably the fiercest and most historic in North American professional sports.The Boston Red Sox are owned by Fenway Sports Group, which also owns Liverpool F.C. of the Premier League in England. The Red Sox are consistently one of the top MLB teams in average road attendance, while the small capacity of Fenway Park prevents them from leading in overall attendance. From May 15, 2003 to April 10, 2013, the Red Sox sold out every home game—a total of 820 games (794 regular season) for a major professional sports record. Both Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline", and The Standells's "Dirty Water" have become anthems for the Red Sox.

Jackie Bradley Jr.

Jackie Bradley Jr. (born April 19, 1990), nicknamed JBJ, is an American professional baseball center fielder who plays for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He stands 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and weighs 200 pounds (91 kg). He was drafted by the Red Sox with the 40th overall pick in the 2011 MLB draft after being named the 2010 College World Series Most Outstanding Player while attending the University of South Carolina. He made his MLB debut in 2013, and was on the 40-man roster for the 2013 World Series champions, though he didn't play in the postseason. Bradley was an All Star in 2016 and he was named the most valuable player of the 2018 American League Championship Series.

Jim Joyce

James Alfred Joyce III (born October 3, 1955) is a former American professional baseball umpire. He worked in the American League (AL) from 1987 to 1999 and throughout Major League Baseball (MLB) from 2000 to 2016. He wore uniform number 66 for MLB and number 6 while in the AL. His strike call was extremely loud and enthusiastic, similar to that of retired umpire Bruce Froemming.

He became infamous for an incorrect safe call in Armando Galarraga's near-perfect game in June 2010. Prior to this, an ESPN The Magazine poll of MLB players called Joyce the best umpire in the game. He also called an obstruction rule in the bottom of the ninth in Game 3 of the 2013 World Series that helped the St. Louis Cardinals to a win over the Boston Red Sox. In 2012, Joyce was promoted to interim crew chief, replacing injured umpire John Hirschbeck. His crew consisted of Jim Reynolds, Mike DiMuro, and James Hoye. Joyce was promoted to regular crew chief prior to the 2013 season.

Loni Harwood

Loni Harwood (born c. 1989) is a professional poker player who won a World Series of Poker bracelet at the 2013 World Series of Poker. She won two World Series of Poker Circuit events in 2012, then her second WSOP bracelet in 2015.

Lowell Spinners

The Lowell Spinners are a Class A Short Season Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. Founded in 1996 after Clyde Smoll moved the Elmira Pioneers to Lowell, Massachusetts, the Spinners play in the New York–Penn League, which has a Class A Short Season classification with 76 games a year, 38 of which are at home.

The official mascots of the Spinners are Canaligator, Allie-Gator, and Millie-Gator. They were introduced on January 19, 1996, July 8, 1999, and Opening Day 2006, respectively.For the 1996 and 1997 seasons, the Spinners played at Stoklosa Alumni Field. Since 1998, they have played at Edward A. LeLacheur Park in Lowell.

Matt Perrins

Matt Perrins (born c. 1988) is a British professional poker player who won World Series of Poker bracelets at the 2011 and 2013 World Series of Poker.

Matthew Ashton

Matthew Ashton is a professional poker player from Liverpool, England, best known for winning the $50,000 Poker Player's Championship at the 2013 World Series of Poker.

Ryan Riess

Ryan Riess (born June 21, 1990) is an American professional poker player best known for winning the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event.

World Series of Poker Africa

The World Series of Poker Africa (WSOPA) is the second expansion effort of World Series of Poker-branded poker tournaments outside the United States. Since 1970, participants had to travel to Las Vegas if they wanted to compete in the World Series of Poker (WSOP). Although the WSOP started holding circuit events in 2005 in other states, the main tournaments, which awarded bracelets to the winners, were exclusively held in Las Vegas. In 2007, the inaugural World Series of Poker Europe marked the first time that a WSOP bracelet was awarded outside Las Vegas. In 2010, the WSOP expanded overseas once again, only this time to Gauteng, South Africa. While the WSOPE awarded bracelets, the WSOPA was considered a circuit event with the winners receiving Championship Rings instead of bracelets. The WSOPA did not occur in 2011, but the series of tournaments resumed in 2012.

World Series of Poker Asia Pacific

The World Series of Poker Asia Pacific (WSOP APAC) is the third expansion of the World Series of Poker-branded poker tournaments outside the United States. Since 1970 participants have had to travel to Las Vegas, Nevada to compete in the World Series of Poker (WSOP). Although the WSOP started holding circuit events in 2005 in other states, the main tournaments, which awarded bracelets to the winners, were exclusively held in Las Vegas. In 2007 the inaugural World Series of Poker Europe marked the first time that a WSOP bracelet was awarded outside Las Vegas. The WSOP further expanded to Africa in 2010 and 2012 however these events did not award any bracelets.

The WSOP Europe and WSOP Asia Pacific rotate annually, with WSOP APAC being held in even-numbered years and WSOPE in odd-numbered years. Therefore, the WSOP Asia Pacific was held in 2014 while the next WSOP Europe event was in 2015.

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