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  • Sullivan Tire has been producing Red Sox Magnet Schedules since the 1980s. The first magnetic schedule was produced in 1999, and has been a yearly tradition for 15 years! To celebrate this milestone, and to get Red Sox Nation excited about the newest magnet, Fuel for Thought will be posting a Red Sox Magnet Schedule Retrospective, every day until St. Patrick’s Day, when the 2014 Magnet will be available in our stores.

    2008 Red Sox Magnet

    2008 Red Sox Magnet

    In 2008, the Red Sox season began in Japan, as part of the Major League Baseball Japan Series. The Sox played against the Oakland Athletics in the two day series, each team winning one of the two games, resulting in a tie.

    Jacoby Ellsbury stole 50 bases throughout the season (a total of 50), and Dustin Pedroia lead the team with the highest average of the season. He was named MVP, and was a recipient of the Rawlings Golden Glove award. It was Pedroia and Sullivan Tire’s second year working together as well.

    Kevin Youkilis hit 29 home runs, the most out of any Sox player, including David Ortiz who hit a total of 23 throughout the season. Jon Lester threw a no hitter against the Kansas City Royals on May 19th. Boston attracted over 3,000,000 fans to Fenway Park during the season.

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    What is your favorite memory from the 2008 Red Sox season? Did you collect our magnet that year? Let us know in the comments!

     

  • Sullivan Tire has been producing Red Sox Magnet Schedules since the 1980s. The first magnetic schedule was produced in 1999, and has been a yearly tradition for 15 years! To celebrate this milestone, and to get Red Sox Nation excited about the newest magnet, Fuel for Thought will be posting a Red Sox Magnet Schedule Retrospective, every day until St. Patrick’s Day, when the 2014 Magnet will be available in our stores.

    2006 Red Sox Magnet

    2006 Red Sox Magnet

    The Sox finished 11 games behind the Yankees in the American League East in 2006.

    While part of the blame for the Red Sox demise could be the 5 game sweep at the hands of the New York Yankees from August 18 – 21, the team had a poor record the entire month of August (going just 9-21) and September (13-14). Also, they suffered extensive injuries to Jason VaritekManny RamirezJonathan PapelbonJon Lester, and Keith Foulke.

    On September 27, 2006, the Red Sox organization officially dedicated the right field foul pole  at Fenway park as Pesky’s Pole with a commemorative plaque placed at its base. The pole is named after Johnny Pesky, who played for the Red Sox from 1942 – 1952, except for the years during World War II. The Pole was dedicated on Pesky’s 87th birthday.

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    What’s your favorite memory from the 2006 Red Sox season? Did you collect our magnet that year? Let us know in the comments!

  • Sullivan Tire has been producing Red Sox Magnet Schedules since the 1980s. The first magnetic schedule was produced in 1999, and has been a yearly tradition for 15 years! To celebrate this milestone, and to get Red Sox Nation excited about the newest magnet, Fuel for Thought will be posting a Red Sox Magnet Schedule Retrospective, every day until St. Patrick’s Day, when the 2014 Magnet will be available in our stores.

    2004 Red Sox Magnet

    Would you say that 2004 was the most exciting year in Red Sox history? Could any other season compare to “The Year the Curse Was Broken?”

    It had been 86 years since the Red Sox had won a World Series, a “curse” that many attribute to a fateful transaction by Harry Frazee, the owner of the Red Sox from  1916-1923.

    By the end of that year the finances of Red Sox owner Harry Frazee were spiraling downward and in trying to right his financial ship, Frazee sunk the Sox. In the most infamous transaction in baseball history, Frazee got out of debt by selling Ruth to the Yankees, giving birth to the “Curse of the Bambino,” a long-lamented reason given by Sox fans for the misfortunes that always seemed to overtake their teams at crucial times and derail their efforts for a championship.

    In 2004, after an incredible comeback against the Yankees during the American League Championship series, the Red Sox went on to sweep the Cardinals in the World Series. Due to the historic event, Sullivan Tire produced a second magnet that year.

    2004 Magnet World Series Champs

    2004 Magnet World Series Champs

     

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    Where were you watching when you saw the Red Sox win the 2004 World Series? How did you celebrate? Did you have either of our magnets from that year? Did you hold onto them? Let us know in the comments!

  • Sullivan Tire has been producing Red Sox Magnet Schedules since the 1980s. The first magnetic schedule was produced in 1999, and has been a yearly tradition for 15 years! To celebrate this milestone, and to get Red Sox Nation excited about the newest magnet, Fuel for Thought will be posting a Red Sox Magnet Schedule Retrospective, every day until St. Patrick’s Day, when the 2014 Magnet will be available in our stores.

    2003 Red Sox Magnet

    It was another year when our Red Sox tried to win the American League East division, but was beat by our rivals, the Yankees.  The Red Sox ended the season with a record of 95 wins, and 67 losses.

    During the beginning of the year, in the off season, the Red Sox signed three new players; Bill MuellerKevin Millar, and David Ortiz. Ortiz earned the nickname “Big Papi” during his first year on the team. Since he didn’t know anyone’s names, he would call his fellow teammates and coaches “Papi.” Eventually, Ortiz was called “Papi’ as well, which turned into his famous nickname “Big Papi” (at 6’4″ and 250 pounds, “Big Papi” is seems rather appropriate).

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    Do you have a favorite memory from the 2003 season? Were you at any of the games that year? Did you collect our magnet that year? Do you still have it?

  • Sullivan Tire has been producing Red Sox Magnet Schedules since the 1980s. The first magnetic schedule was produced in 1999, and has been a yearly tradition for 15 years! To celebrate this milestone, and to get Red Sox Nation excited about the newest magnet, Fuel for Thought will be posting a Red Sox Magnet Schedule Retrospective, every day until St. Patrick’s Day, when the 2014 Magnet will be available in our stores.

    2001 Red Sox Schedule Magnet

    2001 Red Sox Schedule Magnet

     Again, the Red Sox finished second in the American League East, with a record of 82 wins and 79 losses. It was the year that Manny Ramirez made his Red Sox debut, and the year Derek Lowe moved from relief pitcher to starting rotation, eventually posting an ERA under 2.00.  During a September game against the Yankees, Carl Everett prevented Mike Mussina from pitching a perfect game. Despite the effort by Everett, the Yankees still won the game, with a final score of 1-0.

     

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    Do you have a favorite memory from the 2001 season? Did you collect our magnet that year? Do you still have it?

  • Sullivan Tire has been producing Red Sox Magnet Schedules since the 1980s. The first magnetic schedule was produced in 1999, and has been a yearly tradition for 15 years! To celebrate this milestone, and to get Red Sox Nation excited about the newest magnet, Fuel for Thought will be posting a Red Sox Magnet Schedule Retrospective, every day until St. Patrick’s Day, when the 2014 Magnet will be available in our stores.

     

    2000 Red Sox Magnet Schedule

    2000 Red Sox Magnet Schedule

     

    Just like in 1999, the Red Sox finished second in the American League East with a record of 85 wins and 77 losses. It was the year Trot Nixion broke a 0-0 tie in the ninth inning against the Yankees. He crushed a 92-mile-per-hour pitch by Roger Clemens (former Red Sox player in 1996) into the stands of right field in Yankee Stadium.

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    Do you have a favorite memory from the 2000 season? Did you collect our magnet that year? Do you still have it?

     

  • Sullivan Tire has been producing Red Sox Magnet Schedules since the 1980s. The first magnetic schedule was produced in 1999, and has been a yearly tradition for 15 years! To celebrate this milestone, and to get Red Sox Nation excited about the newest magnet, Fuel for Thought will be posting a Red Sox Magnet Schedule Retrospective, every day until St. Patrick’s Day, when the 2014 Magnet will be available in our stores.

    1999 Magnet

     

    Before we went magnetic, the original paper schedules were practically as big as the front page of the Boston Globe. By switching to the magnet format, not only were the schedules more durable, but they fit perfectly on any Sox fan’s refrigerator.

    During the 1999 Red Sox season, we finished second in the American League East, with a record of 94 wins and 68 losses.  It was the year that Pedro Martinez won the America League Cy Young Award, and became the second pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in both leagues (he’d won his first in 1997 while he was on the Montreal Expos).  1999 was also the year that Red Sox legend Ted Williams threw out the ceremonial first pitch during the All-Star game.

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    What do you think of our first magnetic Red Sox schedule? Did you own one of these when they came out? Do you still have it? Let us know in the comments!