The Seasonal Narrative Of The 1972 Boston Red Sox

The 1972 Boston Red Sox had spent four years as a team with a winning record, but well off the pace off the American League elite. The Red Sox made marginal improvements on the field in 1972, but that combined with the best in the AL East coming back to the pack. It added up to pennant race baseball in Fenway Park for the first time since the Impossible Dream pennant of 1967, even if Boston came up just short in the end.