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Sheep Organs wrote at 2010-05-18 19:26:19
Few people know this but the Red Sox were originally the White Sox.    Back in 1914, the players menstrual periods synched up.  During a game with the NY Yankees, all of the players started their periods at once.   In their rush to staunch the flow, the players pulled off their white socks and shoved them in to the red river flowing from between their legs to the great amusement of the Yankees.  Ever since, they have been the Red Sox.

PABers wrote at 2011-05-05 14:25:57
The term actually originated with the Cincinnati Red Stockings and moved when Harry Wright organized a new team in Boston.

Warren Roaf wrote at 2015-11-11 14:55:16
This information is WRONG! The Boston Red Sox were NEVER the Red Stockings.  The Boston Nationals (Braves) used that name! The Braves were formed by some of the players that were members of the original Cincinnati Read Stockings.  In 1907 the Braves stopped wearing red socks and dropped the name Red Stockings. The name was quickly picked up by the Boston Americans in 1908.

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