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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,...
  • Cubs beat Cardinals 5-1 in Doubront debut

    Cubs beat Cardinals 5-1 in Doubront debut
    Summary: Felix Doubront got the victory in his Cubs debut this afternoon in Game 1 of a split doubleheader against the Cardinals. The Cubs won 5-1 thanks to three home runs. At the plate: Chris Coughlin's two-run single off Justin Masterson in the...
  • Source: Chargers cutting tight end Mike Flacco

    The San Diego Chargers are cutting tight end Mike Flacco, according to a source. The brother of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, Mike Flacco signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Chargers following the draft. Mike Flacco, 27, declared early...
  • Tampa Bay Rays - PlayerWatch

    LHP Drew Smyly, acquired in a deadline deal for LHP David Price, may make only two or three more starts as he has reached a career-high 141 1/3 innings, according to manager Joe Maddon. RHP Chris Archer (8-7) lasted just four innings, allowing seven...
  • Boston Red Sox - PlayerWatch

    SS Brock Holt figures to see a reduction in playing time with rookie starter Xander Bogaerts back with the team and eligible to come off the concussion list on Saturday. Holt played well defensively in his five-game stint and has a hit in 21 of his last...
  • Preview: Red Sox at Rays

    The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays met in the American League Divisional Series last October and almost 11 months later they sit at the bottom of the AL East. The fourth-place Rays try to keep their dim playoff hopes alive when they host the cellar-...
  • Preview: Cubs at Cardinals (Game 1)

    Exactly one year ago, Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara were playing in Triple-A Iowa while Jorge Soler was getting untracked in Single-A. Fast forward to the present, the three rookies look to continue their momentum as the Chicago Cubs play a...
  • Angels pitcher Garrett Richards comes to grips with knee injury

    Angels pitcher Garrett Richards knew the moment he fell awkwardly into the dirt after catching a spike near first base in Fenway Park in the second inning of an Aug. 20 game against the Boston Red Sox that his season was over. “After I heard the...
  • Rays' Archer ends run of good starts

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Tampa Bay Rays - INSIDE PITCH ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Tampa Bay Rays starter Chris Archer contained his nemesis - mostly -- but he fared far worse against the rest of the Boston Red Sox on Friday at Tropicana Field....
  • Boston's Ranaudo making a pitch to join rotation

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox - INSIDE PITCH ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox pitcher Anthony Ranaudo has made three big league starts. He won all three. After the first two he was ticketed back to Triple-A Pawtucket. It...