Not since Woodrow Wilson was president and Over There was the in the Top Ten has Boston won a World Series at home. Congratulations; you earned every bit of it.
But during the final chapter — the one that solidified that their season will be remembered forever — they finally had a chance to soak it all in.
And ditto for their rabid fan base, which was able to cheer on a World Series clincher at Fenway Park for the first time since 1918.
In winning the World Series with a 6-1 victory over the Cardinals in Game 6 on Wednesday night, the Red Sox claimed their place in history in emphatic fashion.
By the end of the fourth inning, they led, 6-0, turning the rest of the night into joyous anticipation for the celebratory pile-up of players that occurred once it truly was over.
After once going 86 years without a World Series title, the one the Red Sox clinched Wednesday was their third in the last 10 seasons, the most of any team in the Majors over that span.