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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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  • Miami Marlins - PlayerWatch

    SS Adeiny Hechavarria, 25, has earned a reputation as one of the slickest-fielding shortstops in baseball. The old adage is that you have to be strong up the middle -- and the Marlins are halfway there with Hechavarria at short and Macell Ozuna in center. "Hech" made 14 errors this year for a .978 fielding percentage, three points higher than the league average. His range factor of .446 is also better than the league average of .431. Offensively, he had the best season of his three-year MLB career, posting 20 doubles, 10 triples, a .276 batting average, a .340 on-base percentage and a .664 OPS. All those are career highs. Getting more walks and stealing more bases (he was 7-for-12) are areas of potential growth, but Hechavarria is a definite keeper.
  • BBO-PLAYER-NEWS-WIRE - Part 5

    Part 5 : continues.... ----------------------------------------------- MLB Note - Houston Astros Altuve, Jose 2B Jose Altuve became just the fourth right-handed hitter since integration to record 225 hits in a season, joining Paul Molitor (225 in 1996)...

    New York Yankees - PlayerWatch

    RHP David Phelps is arbitration eligible. Phelps is useful for a fill-in starter and bullpen type but he also was inconsistent at times. Still it seems that the Yankees like him enough to keep him. C Austin Romine is arbitration eligible. Romine was once...

    Boston Red Sox - PlayerWatch

    RHP Joe Kelly will forever be known as the Red Sox player who posed for a selfie with Derek Jeter on the final day of the season. What he should be known for, however, is his ability to pitch, and he is expected to be part of the rotation in 2015....

    Chicago White Sox - TeamReport

    MLB Team Report - Chicago White Sox - INSIDE PITCH Silver lining seen in dismal White Sox season CHICAGO -- The answer to whether 2014 was considered a success or failure for the Chicago White Sox depends entirely on perspective. If you're looking for...