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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,...
  • Report: Bogar favored to be Rangers manager

    The Sports Xchange Report: Bogar favored to be Rangers manager Tim Bogar is the runaway favorite to be named manager of the Texas Rangers, according to USA Today. Bogar took over as interim manager of the Rangers when Ron Washington resigned on Sept....
  • Orioles rookie Christian Walker's first home run validates yearlong commitment to approach

    Orioles rookie Christian Walker's first home run validates yearlong commitment to approach
    As Orioles rookie first baseman Christian Walker strove this season to develop as a power hitter and solidify his future at first base, a position where power is paramount, he never strayed from the hitting approach that had earned him acclaim....
  • Nelson Cruz named this season's Most Valuable Oriole award winner

    Nelson Cruz named this season's Most Valuable Oriole award winner
    Left fielder-designated hitter Nelson Cruz was voted as this season's winner of the Louis M. Hatter Most Valuable Oriole award, the club announced Sunday morning. Center fielder Adam Jones, who the team said also received first-place votes, finished...
  • Buck Showalter expects Nick Markakis, Steve Pearce to return vs. Yankees

    Buck Showalter expects Nick Markakis, Steve Pearce to return vs. Yankees
    First baseman Steve Pearce and right fielder Nick Markakis weren’t in the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Boston Red Sox, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he would expect both to play in the upcoming series against the New...
  • Boston Red Sox - PlayerWatch

    1B Allen Craig has been struggling since coming over to the Red Sox in a trade with the Cardinals. He entered Saturday's game batting just .114 but went 1-for-4, thanks to a first-inning single. That hit ended an 0-for-10 streak. RHP Rubby De La Rosa...
  • Preview: Red Sox at Orioles

    The Baltimore Orioles do just fine against the Boston Red Sox as long as their offense can outscore David Ortiz. The Orioles will attempt to hold Ortiz in check when they host the Red Sox in the rubber match of a three-game series on Sunday. Adam Jones...
  • Derek Jeter: Six Signature Moments

    Derek Jeter: Six Signature Moments
    The Flip Oct. 13, 2001: AL Division Series, Game 3 at Oakland The Yankees were trailing Oakland 2-0 in the best-of-five Division Series and clinging to a 1-0 lead in Game 3 at Oakland. Terrence Long hit the ball into the rightfield corner and Jeremy...
  • Derek Jeter: The First Game

    Derek Jeter: The First Game
    Derek Jeter's first game for the Yankees was May 29, 1995. Breaking it down: The Mariners won the game 8-7 at the Kingdome in Seattle. The game went 12 innings and lasted 4:05. Jeter started at shortstop and went 0-for-5; he was playing because...
  • Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis out of starting lineup for third straight game

    Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis out of starting lineup for third straight game
    Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis will be out of the starting lineup for the third straight game when the club faces the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards tonight. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Markakis was still sore after he was hit by a pitch in...