Babe Ruth played with the Red Sox from 1913 to 1918. He was sold to the New York Yankees in 1919, despite his important role in the Red Sox World Series wins. Ted Williams tenure with the team is considered by many to have been a strong period, even though the Red Sox did not win the World Series.
Rip began his major league career pitching against the Boston Red Sox in 1915. While Rip did get the first two hitters out, a third one, a fellow pitcher hit Rip's curve ball and made it to third. Rip was surprised to see a pitcher who could hit.
Boston Red Sox in "The House That George Built"Edit
The Boston Red Sox expressed interest in purchasing George Ruth's contract from the Baltimore Orioles in 1914. However, once Orioles owner Jack Dunn learned that a Federal League franchise was not coming to Baltimore, he refused the Red Sox's offer.
Ruth did play for the Red Sox at the end of the 1920s, after a less-than-spectacular tenure with the Philadelphia Phillies. By that point, Ruth had a bad pitching arm, and the Red Sox weren't a particularly good team. Thus, Ruth pitched and played the field, but was mostly benched. After a season, he was sold down to the Syracuse Stars.