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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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  • Daytrippers: Touring Fenway Park

    Daytrippers: Touring Fenway Park
    On Yawkey Way in Boston, the pitch is simple: Come to Fenway Park and see baseball history. Babe Ruth played here. (Just ask a Red Sox fan about “The Curse of the Bambino.”) So did Ted Williams and Jimmie Foxx, Smoky Joe Wood, Johnny Pesky,...
  • South Windsor Challenger Day at Fenway

    For some, just attending a Red Sox game alone would be unforgettable, but for one South Windsor Little League team a whole entire day spent at Fenway Park became a remarkable dream come true.  CVS Caremark put together the All Kids Can Baseball Camp at...
  • Baltimore Orioles - PlayerWatch

    OF Quintin Berry was released by the Orioles on Dec. 23, clearing a spot on the 40-man roster for newly acquired C Ryan Lavarnway. Berry, 30, went 0-for-2 with one stolen base in 10 games for Baltimore last season. He hit .285/.382/.367 with three homers,...
  • Chicago Cubs - PlayerWatch

    LHP Mike Kickham was claimed off waivers by the Cubs from the Giants on Dec. 23. Kickham, 26, made two September relief appearances for San Francisco last season, allowing five runs in two innings. In 27 starts for Triple-A Fresno, he went 8-8 with a 4.43...
  • Giants' Jake Peavy vows to put up better numbers than Madison Bumgarner in 2015

    Madison Bumgarner's performance in the 2014 regular season and playoffs makes the left-hander the Giants' unquestioned ace. "But at the same time, I'm going to try to put up better numbers than Madison Bumgarner," Jake Peavy said Tuesday. "He knows that,...
  • Lavarnway joins Orioles, his 4th team in December

    The Sports Xchange Lavarnway joins Orioles, his 4th team in December Ryan Lavarnway knows better than to unpack his belongings this month. The 27-year-old catcher joined his fourth team in less than three weeks when he was claimed off waivers by the...
  • BBO-PLAYER-NEWS-WIRE

    The Sports Xchange 12/24/2014 MLB Note - Toronto Blue Jays Barnes, Scott LHP Scott Barnes joined his fourth team in a month on Dec. 23 when he was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays from the Rangers. Texas acquired him off waivers from Baltimore on...
  • Grafton High assistant coach Henry Connell spread love of baseball, life

    Grafton High assistant coach Henry Connell spread love of baseball, life
    YORK — Henry Connell's first love was baseball. The early objects of his affection were the New York Yankees and Mickey Mantle, evident to all by the license plate on his Nissan Pathfinder: "NYMICK7." But his true loves — outside of Trish,...
  • Cubs claim left-hander on waivers, lose two players

    Cubs claim left-hander on waivers,  lose two players
    The Chicago Cubs' roster shuffling continued Tuesday when they claimed left-handed pitcher Mike Kickham off waivers from the San Francisco Giants and also lost two players. Kickham, 26, was 8-8 with a 4.43 ERA for Triple-A Fresno in 2014. The 6-foot-4...
  • Orioles claim catcher Ryan Lavarnway, release outfielder Quintin Berry

    Orioles claim catcher Ryan Lavarnway, release outfielder Quintin Berry
    The Orioles have claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Chicago Cubs, the club announced Tuesday. While shopping the waiver wire this offseason, the Orioles have had significant interest in Lavarnway, placing at least one other claim on the...
  • Some highs and lows to remember from the 2014 MLB season

    Some highs and lows to remember from the 2014 MLB season
    Major League Baseball, 2014 in review: The highs • Clayton Kershaw was king of baseball in 2014 — National League most valuable player, Cy Young Award winner, pitched a no-hitter*, hit a score-tying triple, fielded a ground ball behind...