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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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  • Jon Lester signing confirms Cubs ready to win now

    That creaking you heard in the wee hours of Wednesday morning was the Cubs’ championship window officially opening.   Talk about an overnight sensation. While Chicago slept, left-handed pitcher Jon Lester agreed to a six-year, $155 million...
  • Jonny Gomes fits Cubs' leadership mission

    SAN DIEGO — Getting marquee left-hander Jon Lester to commit to an eye-opening six-year, $155 million contract late Tuesday night put a stamp on the Cubs’ Plan A this offseason. That plan also includes adding complementary parts to fortify...
  • On The Fly: UConn Players Shut Out Of Postseason Football Honors

    On The Fly: UConn Players Shut Out Of Postseason Football Honors
    Say what you will about the state of UConn's football program, but here is the reality: Of the 11 programs in the American Athletic Conference only one did not land on a player on the first team, the second team or among the honorable mentions on...
  • Regional Digest: New Britain Pop Warner Football Team Advances

    New Britain Pop Warner Advances The New Britain Raiders defeated the La Costa Canyon Mavs (Calif.), 22-14, on Wednesday in the semifinals of the Pop Warner Division I Midget Division in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Raiders advance to play the Northwest...
  • Once again, Orioles preparing to make a Rule 5 draft pick Thursday

    Once again, Orioles preparing to make a Rule 5 draft pick Thursday
    The Orioles, who have made a Rule 5 draft selection every season under executive vice president Dan Duquette, have been preparing all week to make another pick this year. Duquette said Wednesday that the organization has evaluated approximately 60...
  • Red Sox trade Yoenis Cespedes to Tigers for Rick Porcello

    Red Sox trade Yoenis Cespedes to Tigers for Rick Porcello
    The Dodgers weren't the only team dealing Thursday morning. The Boston Red Sox have agreed to send power-hitting outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for pitcher Rick Porcello, a person familiar with the negotiations told the...
  • Red Sox Send Cespedes To Tigers For Porcello; Acquire Miley, Sign Masterson

    SAN DIEGO — The Red Sox entered baseball's winter meetings in search of three starting pitchers. It appears they may have reached their goal. Hours after acquiring one starting pitcher in Arizona's Wade Miley, the Boston Red Sox unloaded outfielder...
  • Cubs' Jon Lester signing gets everyone's attention at winter meetings

    Cubs' Jon Lester signing gets everyone's attention at winter meetings
    SAN DIEGO — When I approached Jon Lester at the All-Star Game in Minneapolis five months ago and asked him about the possibility of coming to the Cubs as a free agent, he raised his eyebrows and shouted out for help. "I got my first destination...
  • With Jon Lester signing, Cubs shake up the baseball world

    With Jon Lester signing, Cubs shake up the baseball world
    To Tyler Christofferson, Jon Lester always will be the Little League teammate who wore his hat backward and No. 24 jersey like hero Ken Griffey Jr. did, the grade-school buddy who matured into a better person than player even though he's a major league...
  • Tigers acquire OF Yeonis Cespedes for starter Rick Porcello

    Tigers acquire OF Yeonis Cespedes for starter Rick Porcello
    SAN DIEGO --- The Detroit Tigers finally got their man. The Tigers acquired outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, right-handed reliever Alex Wilson and a minor leaguer from the Boston Red Sox on Thursday in a trade for right-hander Rick Porcello as baseball's...
  • On The Fly: Red Sox Attempt To Shore Up Pitching Staff

    On The Fly: Red Sox Attempt To Shore Up Pitching Staff
    Once the Red Sox lost out on Jon Lester, which was no great surprise, they moved quickly to fill their rotation, adding lefthander Wade Miley (Arizona) and righthander Rick Porcello (Detroit) in trades, then reaching an agreement with free agent...