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Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox
Originally the Boston Americans, founded in 1901, the Red Sox won the first World Series in 1903. Playing its games from 1912 to the present at tiny and quirky Fenway Park, with its 37-foot high wall in left field called "The Green Monster" and other unique features, the Red Sox are woven deeply into the fabric of New England, the capital of a fandom referred to as "Red Sox Nation," because of its widespread reach. From 1978-2003, the Red Sox's decades-long inability to win the World Series -- often at the hands of the New York Yankees, often in improbable and heartbreaking ways -- became the primary identity of the franchise, summed up as "The Curse of the Bambino," a reference to the sale... Show more »
Originally the Boston Americans, founded in 1901, the Red Sox won the first World Series in 1903. Playing its games from 1912 to the present at tiny and quirky Fenway Park, with its 37-foot high wall in left field called "The Green Monster" and other unique features, the Red Sox are woven deeply into the fabric of New England, the capital of a fandom referred to as "Red Sox Nation," because of its widespread reach. From 1978-2003, the Red Sox's decades-long inability to win the World Series -- often at the hands of the New York Yankees, often in improbable and heartbreaking ways -- became the primary identity of the franchise, summed up as "The Curse of the Bambino," a reference to the sale of Babe Ruth to the New York club. But the fortunes of the franchise changed in stunning fashion in 2004. Again facing the Yankees in the ALCS, the Red Sox lost the first three games, losing Game 3 at Fenway 19-8. But in the ninth inning of Game 4, Dave Roberts stole second base off closer Mariano Rivera, then scored the tying run. David Ortiz got the first of two straight walk-off hits in the 12th inning with a two-run homer. He repeated the feat later that same day in Game 5 with a single in the 14th inning. In Game 6, Curt Schilling pitched with a sutured right ankle, blood oozing through his sock, but earned the victory, forcing a Game 7 that the Red Sox won easily. It was the first time in baseball history a team won a series after trailing 0-3. The Red Sox then swept St. Louis in the World Series, its first title in 86 years. The Red Sox would win again in 2007, recovering from a 3-1 deficit to Cleveland in the ALCS, then sweeping Colorado for the title. « Show less

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  • Starting lineups for tonight's Orioles-Red Sox game

    Starting lineups for tonight's Orioles-Red Sox game
    BOSTON – The Orioles will play tonight in the third game of their four-game series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in front of a national television audience on ESPN.
  • It's only April, but competition in AL East already in midseason form

    It's only April, but competition in AL East already in midseason form
    There is still a winter chill in the air, and the American League East race has already gotten hot and heavy. The Orioles and Boston Red Sox are embroiled in an intense four-game series at Fenway Park that is building toward Monday's emotional...

    Marylanders look to create new memories at Boston Marathon

    Marylanders look to create new memories at Boston Marathon
    Lynne Douglas stood frozen some 100 yards shy of the finish line at the Boston Marathon when the second bomb exploded, bringing last year's race to an abrupt and chaotic end. Today, the Columbia woman will run to overcome that moment. "We're running...

    Looking back at Saturday's dugout-emptying Orioles-Red Sox game

    Looking back at Saturday's dugout-emptying Orioles-Red Sox game
    BOSTON – Everyone knew that the American League East would be a battle this season, and that’s certainly shaping up to be the case. Heading into Sunday, all five teams in the division are separated by just two games. The teams are constantly...

    Baltimore Orioles - PlayerWatch

    3B Manny Machado, making his way back from knee surgery, played five innings in extended spring training on Saturday and no problems were reported. He went 2-for-4 and played third base, and is scheduled to play again Monday after a day of rest. He...