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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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  • Orioles game postponed amid violence, series could be moved

    Orioles game postponed amid violence, series could be moved
     
  • Marlins catcher Saltalamacchia designated for assignment

    The Miami Marlins' free agent deal with catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia will be remembered as a bust. They are optimistic his rookie replacement will fare much better. Saltalamacchia was designated for assignment Monday, even though he has nearly two...

    Betts Lifts Red Sox To 6-5 Win Over Blue Jays

    Betts Lifts Red Sox To 6-5 Win Over Blue Jays
    BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts hit a game-ending RBI single to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night. Pablo Sandoval homered for the second straight day for Boston, hitting a solo shot before leaving the...

    Giants' Bumgarner rejects idea of DH moving to National League

    LOS ANGELES Madison Bumgarner saw Max Scherzer's comments advocating that the designated hitter should be instituted in both leagues, and asserting that nobody pays to see a pitcher "swinging a wet newspaper." Any thoughts on that, Madison? "Oh, well,...

    White Sox-Orioles game postponed due to Baltimore riots

    White Sox-Orioles game postponed due to Baltimore riots
    BALTIMORE — All of the TVs in the White Sox clubhouse at Camden Yards on Monday afternoon were tuned to news reports of unrest in the streets of Baltimore. Players and coaches took turns staring at the footage of violent clashes between...