We’ve never seen a season like the Red Sox had after the Boston Marathon bombing.
Five years ago, the city of Boston rallied behind the baseball team after the act of terrorism shook the city — and they ended up triumphant. On April 15, 2013, two homemade bombs exploded along the Boston Marathon path, killing 3 people and injuring several hundred others.
While police searched for the suspects, the Red Sox were playing an away match in Cleveland. Fans from all over showed support for the team by singing their regional favorite — “Sweet Caroline.” They returned home on April 20th after the second bombing suspect had been caught and hosted their first home game since the tragedy. Hours later, they won a dramatic game against the Kansas City Royals — sparking an incredible summer for the team and city.
They went on to beat the St. Louis Cardinals in six games to win their 8th World Series title. And it was perhaps their most important title ever, as it helped symbolize the strength, tenacity and resilience of Boston. The city and its inhabitants faced terror during what was supposed to be one of the happiest days of the year. But they proved they could be victorious over it and still celebrate their glory.