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Boston Red Sox World Series MVPs By Year

By Aditya Bhattarai / 9 November 2023 02:05 AM

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Red Sox World Series MVPs are Steve Pearce, David Ortiz, Mike Lowell, and Manny Ramirez. They have won 4 World Series titles over 7 appearances since 1955.

Ramirez was the first Red Sox player to win this title in 2004. The team had been to the final postseason series thrice before receiving it was their turn to nab an MVP.

The World Series Most Valuable Player award is given to the best-performing player from the winning team. It is considered on the basis of their contribution to the victory of their team in the ultimate series of the postseason.

It was introduced for the first time as the SPORTS Magazine award in 1955. The MLB renamed it later in honor of Willie Mays in 2017 as the Willie Mays World Series MVP.

Although The Boston Red Sox has been to the World Series 12 times since the early days, they have only won it four times after the award was introduced. Steve Pearce was the last player to obtain it from the BoSox in 2018.

List of Red Sox MVPs in World Series

MLB MVPs by year include four winners from the Boston Red Sox. Manny Ramirez won it in 2004 followed by Mike Lowell in 2007 and David Ortiz in 2013.

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Steve Pearce is the fourth and last player to obtain this achievement for the Sox. He had shot a solo home run against the Dodgers in Game 4 followed by another two-run homer in the last game of the World Series.

His achievement had played a major role in bolstering the chances of BoSox lifting the MLB Commissioners Cup that year. They had defeated the Dodgers by a 5-1 record.

Here is the list of MLB MVPs from the Boston Red Sox to win the title in World Series games;

  1. Steve Pearce - 2018
  2. David Ortiz - 2013
  3. Mike Lowell - 2007
  4. Manny Ramirez - 2004

Steve Pearce

Steve Pearce is a former Red Sox first baseman who got his first World Series MVP. It was his first World Series title throughout his 13 years of career in MLB.

Pearce was named the Most Valuable Player for his notable contributions in the last two games of the series. His game-tying dinger against the pitch by Dodgers Kenley Jansen in the 8th inning of Game 4 gave a decisive lead to the BoSox.

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Similarly, the next three-run double over the final inning pushed the Sox forward to win against the Dodgers. It had turned the momentum of the series after the defeat in the third game.

Following that, Pearce was also the one to begin the fifth game with two home runs in the top of the first inning. The pitch thrown by CY Young-winning pitcher Clayton Kershaw ended up as an advantage to the Sox.

The lead in score further stretched until the Dodgers were finally defeated with a 5-1 score. The initial two dingers and 3 RBI by Pearce had been a decisive factor for Boston to gain an advantageous lead over Los Angeles in the remaining seven innings.

His exceptional performance regarding the clutch hitting and homers had confirmed his eligibility to receive the 2018 World Series MVP award. It had a vital role in the BoSox obtaining the fourth title in fifteen years.

David Ortiz

Former World Series MVPs include David Ortiz among the top performers from the Red Sox. He won the title in 2013 for his key role in the team's victory. 

Ortiz is a former Red Sox designated hitter and first baseman with numerous accolades to his name. The three-time World Series champion had played a major role in their WS victories in 2004, 2007, and 2013.

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Although Manny Ramirez and Mike Lowell had nabbed the titles in the first two wins, Ortiz was undeniably the most crucial player to lead BoSox toward their eighth World Series title.

He had hit home runs in both Game 1 and Game 2 of the series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Likewise, he had a .688 batting average along with 6 RBIs contributing towards the Red Sox victory by 4-2.

Ortiz had tied the series by reaching base nine times in a row making the Cardinals lose thier motivation in outing him with intentional walks. He went 2 for 3 with a double, a walk, and an RBI in Game 1 followed by two homers in the second game.

The designated hitter obtained multiple walks, and doubles over the last three games of the series, sealing the fate for the team's victory. In the last round had recorded his 2 runs over 3 hits by scoring a double, an RBI, and a Walk.

His exceptional hitting and consistent ability to land a hit during clutch moments were the decisive factors for his nomination to the 2013 World Series MVP award.

Mike Lowell

Mike Lowell is a former third baseman with 13 years of career in MLB. He had two World Series victories along with an MVP from his second stint with the Red Sox.

Lowell had the best records of a .400 batting average, 4 RBIs, six runs, and a stolen base in the 4-game blowout. The Red Sox had won the series with a 4-0 record against the Colorado Rockies that year.

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Starting with the first game, Lowell had helped the team obtain a 13-1 victory followed by another 2-1 win at Fenway Park. The team maintained the 2-0 lead over the final two games of the series and finished the series without losing a single round to the Rockies.

It was the second World Series title for Lowell after his first championship ring with the Marlins in 2003. After this victory, he also became the second Puerto Rican player to achieve such honor after Roberto Clemente.

The Red Sox had clinched the World Series trophy with a final 4-3 victory sweep over the Rockies. It was the 7th title for the franchise in the last 105 years of their history in MLB.

His clutch performances, RBI records, and other factors had made him eligible for the MVP title that year.

Manny Ramirez

First World Series MVP for Boston Red Sox was Manny Ramirez. He led the team to break the streak of World Series drought after 86 years in 2004.

Ramirez was a Red Sox outfielder who had made multiple records in 2004. It was the most outstanding season of his career as he led the American League with 43 home runs.

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Similarly, his slugging percentage of .613 and the consequent On-base Plus Slugging of 1.009 was also the highest in the league records.

Ramirez was a force to be reckoned with since he played a crucial role in the 4-0 World Series sweep against the St. Louis Cardinals. After leading the season in multiple offensive categories, the hitter shone brightly in the ultimate championship series in MLB.

Facing against the Cardinals, the Red Sox took the lead by winning Game 1 by an 11-9 score. Ramirez had hit a .414 batting average along with one home run and 4 RBI throughout the four-game sweep.

He landed the homer in the first inning of Game 3 against the pitch thrown by pitcher Jeff Suppan. The homer shot had continued the streak of scoring a run in the first inning in all games against the Cardinals.

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