kel s asked in SportsBaseball · 1 decade ago

how did the boston red sox get their name?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The name Red Sox, chosen by owner John I. Taylor after the 1907 season, refers to the red hose in the team uniform beginning 1908. Actually, Sox was adopted by newspapers needing a headline-friendly form of Stockings, as "Stockings Win!" in large type would not fit on a page. The Spanish language media sometimes refers to the team as las Medias Rojas for Red Stockings.

    More at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_red_sox#Nickna...

  • Konrad
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    they were originally the "Boston Red Stockings" how they got that one is unknown to me

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    im not sure...maybe kuz they wore red sox or kuz of the "bloody ankle"

  • Js_5
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    The owner of the team had a foot fetish....disgusting, yeah, but that's why.

    And his favorite color was red...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the owner man

  • 1 decade ago

    They were the only team that wore blue jock straps.

  • sup
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    they were white but then they had their period

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