The “Worst to First” war cry has been echoing throughout New England all week but this 2013 World Series title isn’t the first time a Boston-based sports team won a title just one year after being irrelevant.
In 2001, Tom Brady led the Patriots to a Super Bowl title over the “Greatest Show on Turf,” the St. Louis Rams, after going 5-11 the previous season. The 14-point underdogs slid past the Rams to spark one of the most successful eras in pro football history under Bill Belichick.
The Red Sox, who went 69-93 and finished last in the AL East (26 games out of first place) last season, shocked the world by even making the playoffs this season and kept the magic alive long enough to topple the Cardinals in six games to win the World Series.
Which championship turnaround was more surprising? Vote below.