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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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  • Yasiel Puig impresses Torii Hunter, could draw more praise this week

    The men who play baseball are fans of the sport too. The MLB Network is the default setting for every clubhouse television. When veterans hear about The Next Big Thing, well, they would rather not take the word of a talking head. They prefer to see with...
  • Carter's RBI Single In 8th Lifts Astros Past Red Sox

    Chris Carter's RBI infield single in the eighth inning lifted the Houston Astros to a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday in Houston. Boston won the opener of the three-game series 8-3 on Friday behind catcher Christian Vazquez's first three...
  • In sports, some feuds can be set aside if only briefly

    In sports, some feuds can be set aside if only briefly
    In some cases, bad blood comes with an expiration date. LeBron James is headed back to Cleveland to play for owner Dan Gilbert. That might have been unthinkable four years ago, when James announced he was taking his talents to South Beach to play for...
  • After review, Astros win

    The Sports Xchange By MoiseKapenda Bower, The Sports Xchange After review, Astros win HOUSTON -- Given how tightly the Houston Astros clung to contention for most of Saturday, it came as no surprise that the concluding play of their 3-2 victory over...
  • On The Fly: Melo Goes For The Max

    Now that you-know-who has decided to return home to Cleveland, the NBA free agent gates are swinging open. Of note Saturday: Carmelo Anthony has decided to take a $125 million offer from Madison Square Garden and will re-sign with the Knicks. He...
  • Jeter not getting nostalgic heading into his last All-Star Game

    CLEVELAND This is not the time for Derek Jeter to get nostalgic, even though this week's All-Star Game will be the final one of the New York Yankees shortstop's Hall of Fame career. Jeter, who announced in February that this would be his last season, has...
  • Cubs' Javier Baez on a steep learning curve

    Cubs' Javier Baez on a steep learning curve
    DES MOINES — Maybe the best things to happen to Javier Baez this year were his early season struggles at Triple-A Iowa and the sudden shift of media attention toward fellow prospects Kris Bryant and Addison Russell. Baez's standing as the top...
  • Recap: Astros 3, Red Sox 2

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Astros 3, Red Sox 2 Astros 3, Red Sox 2: Jason Castro homered while Jose Altuve doubled twice and scored two runs as Houston edged visiting Boston. Castro added a triple and Matt Dominguez recorded a pair of hits for the...
  • Preview: Red Sox at Astros

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Red Sox at Astros The Boston Red Sox looked like they were figuring out how to hit in the clutch, but one poor performance in that area brought them right back down. The Red Sox will try to bounce back on Sunday when they...
  • Mets use pinch of Young, Campbell in recipe to top Marlins | Saturday's video highlights

    NEW YORK Manager Mike Redmond offered the perfect summation to this first-half culminating road trip and quite possibly the season to date. "We've taken some tough losses, man," he said. "Tough losses." The latest in what seems like an unceasing...
  • Gamer roundup: Ninth-inning sac fly lifts Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: updated with last games Gamer roundup: Ninth-inning sac fly lifts Dodgers LOS ANGELES -- A.J. Ellis hit a walk-off sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 1-0 win over the San Diego Padres on...