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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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  • Broken finger ends season for Jays' Cabrera

    The Sports Xchange Broken finger ends season for Jays' Cabrera Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera suffered a broken pinkie finger Friday night that will require surgery and end his season. Cabrera was sliding back into first base in the third...
  • Steve Pearce continues hard, good play on base paths in Orioles' win

    Steve Pearce continues hard, good play on base paths in Orioles' win
    First baseman Steve Pearce had two hits and an RBI in the Orioles’ 4-0 win Monday night against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. His biggest contribution, though, may have been in the sixth inning, when he ran hard to second base and slid toward...
  • Looking at the Orioles' magic number and scenarios for clinching the AL East

    Looking at the Orioles' magic number and scenarios for clinching the AL East
    BOSTON -- This is just a projection. So don’t take it to Vegas. Use it for amusement purposes only. But if the Orioles win this afternoon at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox, their magic number for clinching their first American League...
  • Orioles complete three-game sweep with 10-6 victory over Boston Red Sox

    Orioles complete three-game sweep with 10-6 victory over Boston Red Sox
    BOSTON -- Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen once fell four outs away from throwing a perfect game while he was pitching in Japan, so it’s not like Wednesday’s brief flirtation with baseball history in the Orioles’ 10-6 win at Fenway Park was...
  • Dodgers' Carl Crawford is burning hot at exactly the right time

    Dodgers' Carl Crawford is burning hot at exactly the right time
    Best give Manager Don Mattingly the benefit of the doubt on this one, because it has most definitely worked out. When the Dodgers were last at San Francisco is actually when he decided to start playing Carl Crawford regularly in left field and turn...
  • Preview: Diamondbacks at Giants

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Diamondbacks at Giants The San Francisco Giants attempt to complete a sweep when they host the Arizona Diamondbacks in the finale of their three-game set Thursday afternoon. San Francisco posted a 5-1 victory in the series...
  • Game roundup: Royals back on top of AL Central

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update No. 4: Adds final three games; will stand Game roundup: Royals back on top of AL Central DETROIT -- James Shields allowed a game-opening single then retired the next 18 batters he faced Wednesday night as the...
  • 'Big Game James' rises to occasion

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH DETROIT -- The beauty of September baseball is that when one big game is over another follows the next day. "Big Game James" Shields came up big again Wednesday for Kansas City,...
  • Lackey gets tossed as Cards fall to Reds

    The Sports Xchange By Jeff Wallner, The Sports Xchange Lackey gets tossed as Cards fall to Reds CINCINNATI -- Plate umpire Tom Hallion said he warned John Lackey to stop arguing balls and strikes before ejecting him in the third inning Wednesday....
  • Garcia's clutch hit pushes White Sox past A's

    The Sports Xchange By Brian Hedger, The Sports Xchange Garcia's clutch hit pushes White Sox past A's CHICAGO -- The Oakland Athletics opted to load the bases to pitch to Avisail Garcia in the eighth inning Wednesday night, and the Chicago White Sox...
  • Game roundup: Orioles sweep Red Sox; Chen wins 15th

    The Sports Xchange Game roundup: Orioles sweep Red Sox; Chen wins 15th BOSTON -- Wei-Yin Chen flirted with perfection and the Baltimore Orioles moved a step closer to clinching their first American League East title with a 10-6 victory of the Boston Red...