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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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  • Cubs' Doubront, Schlitter start rehab stints

    Left-hander Felix Doubront performed his early work Monday but left well before his Chicago Cubs teammates took batting practice. Doubront was headed to Triple-A Iowa to start his minor league rehabilitation assignment Tuesday night. Doubront, 26, hasn'...
  • For Orioles, this is the time to bury the American League East

    For Orioles, this is the time to bury the American League East
    CLEVELAND —┬áThe Orioles just came off a 31-game stretch in which they played eight teams that were over .500 and have to be considered legitimate playoff contenders. They went 21-10 in that span and improved their first-place lead in the...
  • SEC Network one of the great inventions in TV history

     SEC Network one of the great inventions in TV history
    Running off at the typewriter … Five greatest days in TV history: (1) John Logie Baird's demonstration of televised moving images in 1926 leads to actual invention of television as we know it; (2) Zenith Corporation creates the first remote...
  • Game roundup: Rays climb to .500 with shutout

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 5: FINAL Game roundup: Rays climb to .500 with shutout ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays completed their long climb back to .500 on Friday night, beating the New York Yankees 5-0 at Tropicana Field....
  • Jake Marisnick's Ground-Rule Double Lifts Astros Past Red Sox In 10th

    Jake Marisnick's Ground-Rule Double Lifts Astros Past Red Sox In 10th
    Jake Marisnick's two-run, ground-rule double in the 10th inning was the deciding hit, as Houston edged Boston 5-3 in the second game of a four-game series at Fenway Park. Craig Breslow (2-4) allowed singles to Gregorio Petit and Dexter Fowler to begin...
  • Astros get first victory at Fenway

    The Sports Xchange By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange Astros get first victory at Fenway BOSTON -- No one had to tell manager Bo Porter that his team had just done something the Houston Astros had never done before. They won a game at Fenway Park....
  • Braves drop reeling A's, 7-2

    ATLANTA The Oakland A's have given Jason Hammel seven starts since they acquired him up, along with Jeff Samardzija, from the Cubs on July 4 by sending promising minor leaguers Addison Russell and Billy McKinney to Chicago. Oakland has lost six of...
  • Buchholz 'outstanding' in start for Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox - INSIDE PITCH BOSTON -- Clay Buchholz recorded his fifth straight start without a victory on Friday night. But he also delivered his second straight quality start, an important thing to note from the...
  • Astros match 2013's win total

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Houston Astros - INSIDE PITCH BOSTON -- The Astros picked up their 51st win of the season on Friday night, which may not sound like much when you also have 72 losses. But 51 wins also matches last year's win total,...
  • Friday's local and college multi-sport roundup: Gloucester Junior Legion team stays alive at state with two victories

    Baseball: American Legion: Gloucester Post 75 won two elimination games Friday to stay alive in the Junior state tournament at Shepherd Stadium in Colonial Heights. First, Brady Hudgins had three RBI Friday in a 7-1 win over Winchester Post 21....
  • Astros 5, Red Sox 3

    The Sports Xchange By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: makes fix in fifth graph Astros 5, Red Sox 3 BOSTON -- The Houston Astros did something on Friday night they had never done before. They won a game at Fenway Park. The Astros, who...