Babe Ruth Helps Slug Red Sox to Infamous 1918 World Series Title


Editor's note: is teaming up with to crown the greatest Red Sox team of all time with the "Red Sox Showdown for the Ages." Click here for more information on the 16-team simulation tournament.

Starting on Monday, we'll start to preview the tournament, looking at four teams each day. This preview is for the the 1918 team, the No. 7 seed in the Red Sox Showdown for the Ages.

1918 Red Sox
Record: 75-51
Finish: 1st in American League, Won World Series over Chicago Cubs
Manager: Ed Barrow
Best Player: Babe Ruth (.300, 11 home runs, 66 RBIs)
Best Pitcher: Carl Mays (21-13, 2.21 ERA, 30 complete games, 293 1/3 IP)
Breakdown: The 1918 team was, up until a decade ago, the answer to one of the easiest trivia questions in sports. Led by Ruth, the 1918 world champion team was the last Sox team to take baseball's crown until the 2004 team finally broke through 86 years later.

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