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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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  • Smoak hits 2 homers, Jays rout Red Sox 11-2 on Canada Day

    Justin Smoak homered from both sides of the plate, Mark Buehrle won his fourth straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 11-2 on Wednesday, ending Boston's winning streak at three.
  • Mychal Givens, Mike Yastrzemski among four Baysox named to Eastern League All-Star Game

    Mychal Givens, Mike Yastrzemski among four Baysox named to Eastern League All-Star Game
    Outfielder Mike Yastrzemski and reliever Mychal Givens highlight a list of four Bowie Baysox players named Wednesday to the Eastern League All-Star Game. Givens, the Orioles' 2009 second-round draft pick who converted from shortstop to pitcher in 2013,...

    Buck Weaver's family pushes to get 'Black Sox' player reinstated

    Buck Weaver's family pushes to get 'Black Sox' player reinstated
    For almost 30 years, Patricia Anderson has lived in this scenic, rural Missouri town about 100 miles southwest of St. Louis. But in her living room, she is surrounded by images of her youth on the South Side of Chicago, where she was raised by her uncle...

    What they're saying about the Orioles

    What they're saying about the Orioles
    With the calendar officially turned to July, what better time than to look around the vast expanses of the Internet to find out what they're saying about the Orioles. This week's edition features notes on the American League East's tight race entering the...

    Ortiz And Bradley HR, Red Sox Top Toronto For 3rd Win In Row

    Ortiz And Bradley HR, Red Sox Top Toronto For 3rd Win In Row
    TORONTO (AP) — David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit solo home runs, Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six solid innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Tuesday night for their third straight win. The Red Sox matched their longest...