Sept. 5, 1993

Since the fifth-place Red Sox of 1993 offered little inspiration for grand celebrations, they whooped it up for the World Series champions of 1918.

The actual date of the Series clincher was Sept. 10, 1918. Since it was doubtful that the Cleveland Indians would have much interest in hoisting a Red Sox championship pennant to commemorate its 75th anniversary, doing it a week early worked.

Leading the descendants of the 1918 Red Sox was Julia Ruth Stevens, the Babe’s daughter.

Red Sox radio announcer Ken Coleman finished off the festivities by declaring, “The Curse of the Bambino is now officially ended.”

The ensuing 10 years without a World Series championship must have been cursed with a lack of pitching.

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