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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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  • Red Sox Offering Free Kid Nation Tickets

    Red Sox Offering Free Kid Nation Tickets
    The Red Sox are calling all kids!   This year, for the first time ever, the team is giving away 25,000 free tickets through a Kid Nation membership.  Membership includes a ticket to a home game as well as access to Kid Nation events, a 10 percent...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Bogaerts, Red Sox rally to 4-3 win over Marlins

    Bogaerts, Red Sox rally to 4-3 win over Marlins
    Xander Bogaerts drove in three runs with a bases-loaded single in the seventh inning, bolstering his chances for a spot in the All-Star Game and leading the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night. Bogaerts, one of five...
  • Ron Cook: Pirates' Melancon most deserving of All-Star honor

    Monday began with rotten news. The Pirates put starter-without-a-regular-position Josh Harrison on the 15-day disabled list with a left thumb injury. It is their first significant injury of the season. "We love him. We will miss him," manager Clint Hurdle...
  • Wednesday: Marlins at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m.

    Wednesday: Marlins at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m.
    Marlins at Red Sox When/where: Wednesday, 7:10 p.m., Fenway Park, Boston On the mound RHP Tom Koehler (7-4, 3.52) vs. RHP Rick Porcello (4-9, 6.08): Koehler has won his past three starts, all by one run against formidable opposition. He defeated the...
  • Trampolines, Video Games, Tanning Booths: Injuries Can Occur Anywhere

    What a week so far, with Jason Pierre-Paul of the Giants injuring himself with fireworks and golfer Rory McIlroy getting hurt playing a pickup soccer game. The timing was bad for each. The Giants pulled their long-term contract offer to Pierre-Paul off...
  • PawSox owners begin summer state tour to tout stadium plan

    First came the windup, now comes the pitch. The owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox are kicking off a summer tour of Rhode Island's 39 cities and towns Tuesday to tout their proposal for a new ballpark in the state's capital city, and team officials say...
  • Yankees, Red Sox, Mets: Who's Hot, Who's Not

    Even though the All-Star Game is Tuesday in Cincinnati, the halfway point of the season (81 games) has come and gone. The latest trends are these: the Yankees and Mets have cooled off and the Red Sox are starting to heat up. (All stats are through July...
  • U.S. festivities set as Queen Mary 2 celebrates 175 years of Cunard crossings

    U.S. festivities set as Queen Mary 2 celebrates 175 years of Cunard crossings
    When the Queen Mary 2 sails into Boston and New York City next week, it will be met by historic ships and vessels to mark the 175th anniversary of Cunard Cruise Line's first transatlantic journey, which began July 4, 1840. The Britannia set sail that...
  • Cubs LHP Jon Lester loses no-hit bid in 7th against Cards

    Cubs pitcher Jon Lester lost his no-hit bid against the St. Louis Cardinals when Jhonny Peralta singled with one out in the seventh inning Monday night. Peralta hit a hard smash inside third base that deflected off the wrist of All-Star rookie Kris...