Red Sox become first pro team so honored

Updated: November 28, 2004, 6:32 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A month after winning their first World Series title since 1918, the Boston Red Sox were honored as Sports Illustrated's Sportsmen of the Year -- the first major pro sports team to receive the award.

"Every Sox fan everywhere shares in this with the team," SI managing editor Terry McDonell said.

The issue hits newsstands Wednesday.

The Red Sox made an unprecedented rally from a 3-0 deficit to beat the New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series. They ...

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