The Seasonal Narrative Of The 1971 Boston Red Sox

The 1971 Boston Red Sox represented the continuation of a pattern the franchise had settled into after ending a decade of horrid play with an amazing pennant run in 1967. For each of the next four years, under two different managers, the Red Sox scored runs and won more than they lost. And each time they struggled with pitching, couldn’t get out of the 80s for wins and finished well off the pace.