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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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  • 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,...
  • Recap: Blue Jays 14, Red Sox 1

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Blue Jays 14, Red Sox 1 Blue Jays 14, Red Sox 1: Melky Cabrera homered twice and drove in five runs while light-hitting Ryan Goins had four hits and four RBIs as visiting Toronto rode a big sixth inning to a rout of host Boston....
  • Watch David Ortiz anger Rays with one flip of the bat

    Boston slugger David Ortiz thinks some of the folks in Tampa Bay are too sensitive. Take a look at the video above and see if you agree. That three-run home run by Ortiz came off of Rays pitcher Chris Archer in the third inning on Sunday. Big Papi...
  • Gwynn's death has major leaguers kicking the chew habit

    Gwynn's death has major leaguers kicking the chew habit
    A year into his major league career Lance Lynn stood at a crossroad in his life. He was a daily user of smokeless tobacco dating back to his minor league days, when a dip became an antidote to the off-day boredom faced by starting pitchers, a tasty...
  • Watch David Ortiz anger the Tampa Bay Rays with one flip of the bat

    Boston slugger David Ortiz thinks some of the folks in Tampa Bay are too sensitive. Take a look at the video above and see if you agree. That three-run home run by Ortiz came off of Rays pitcher Chris Archer in the third inning on Sunday. Big Papi...
  • Orioles' West Coast success already 'a memory' as team opens homestand

    Orioles' West Coast success already 'a memory' as team opens homestand
    SEATTLE – The Orioles just finished a grueling 10-game road trip against three powers of the American League West with a 6-4 record and series wins in Anaheim and Seattle. It might have been the toughest stretch on the road this year, and the...
  • Jays acquire INF Valencia from Royals

    The Sports Xchange Jays acquire INF Valencia from Royals Adding some infield insurance to a unit that is missing two injured regulars, the Toronto Blue Jays acquired Danny Valencia from the Kansas City Royals on Monday in exchange for catcher Erik Kratz...
  • Lynn among the major leaguers who kicked the habit

    A year into his major league career Lance Lynn stood at a crossroad in his life. He was a daily user of smokeless tobacco dating back to his minor league days, when a dip became an antidote to the off-day boredom faced by starting pitchers, a tasty time-...
  • MLB Note - Boston Red Sox Ortiz, David - Part 2

    Part 2 : continues.... 2B Daniel Murphy had seven hits over the last three games of the series versus the Brewers, raising his batting average to .293. He is tied for the most hits in the National League this season. -------------------------------------...
  • Boston Red Sox - PlayerWatch

    DH David Ortiz is still driving in runs, as he collected Boston's only RBI with a single Monday. He hit a three-run homer Sunday in Boston's 3-2 win at Tampa Bay. He leads the club with 77 RBIs -- more than double the total of any other player on the...