November 19, 2004
A resolution honoring the World Champion Boston Red Sox passed last night in the U.S. House of Representatives. The resolution, authored by Congressman Mike Capuano, was introduced by the entire Massachusetts House Delegation and passed unanimously.
The resolution states, in part, that the "2004 Red Sox World Champion team epitomized sportsmanship, selfless play, team spirit, determination, and heart in the course of winning 98 games in the regular season and clinching the American League Wild Card playoff berth."
The Red Sox never trailed in any of the 36 innings of the World Series and set a new major league record by winning eight consecutive games in the postseason. They staged the greatest comeback in baseball history in the American League Championship Series by beating the New York Yankees four times after being on the brink of elimination.
"The World Champion Boston Red Sox are a talented group of players who exemplified the concept of teamwork throughout their historic season. My colleagues and I join all of Red Sox Nation in saying thank you for an unforgettable year," stated Congressman Capuano, whose district includes Fenway Park.
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