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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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  • 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...
  • After busy Winter Meetings, more deals left to be made

    After busy Winter Meetings, more deals left to be made
    SAN DIEGO — Baseball's Winter Meetings invariably consist of a lot of talk and little action. Not this year, though, as the four-day gathering that concluded Thursday at the Manchester Grand Hyatt included 19 transactions that involved 44 players....
  • Who won the winter meetings? We'll find out in the fall

    SAN DIEGO — The flurry of activity at this year's winter meetings was in stark contrast to last year in Orlando, Fla., when there were no mega-signings or blockbuster deals. This was more like an old school meetings, with stars such as Matt Kemp,...
  • Baseball deals: Yoenis Cespedes goes to Tigers for Rick Porcello

    Baseball deals: Yoenis Cespedes goes to Tigers for Rick Porcello
    Less than five months after acquiring Yoenis Cespedes as part of a big deadline deal, the Boston Red Sox traded the slugging outfielder to help bolster their rotation. The Detroit Tigers were happy to take him. Boston sent Cespedes to the Tigers on...
  • Rollins' departure a bit of a surprise, but only first of Phillies dominoes to fall

    The next time that Jimmy Rollins walks through the front door at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and — to borrow an old Rollins line — "represents the P" instead of wearing Dodger blue or some other color that he may adorn in the twilight...
  • Nick Markakis agrees to four-year deal with Braves

    Nick Markakis agrees to four-year deal with Braves
    Days after the Orioles' memorable 2014 season ended in the American League Championship Series, it seemed a foregone conclusion the club would be able to retain its longest-tenured player. As weeks went by without a deal, optimism dissipated, and once...
  • Former Rockies pitcher Aaron Cook lists Colorado estate

    Major League Baseball free agent Aaron Cook, the winningest pitcher in Rockies franchise history, has put his home in Golden, Colo., on the market for $2.395 million. Offering sweeping views of North Table Mountain, the estate features a Tuscan-style...
  • Pablo Sandoval Introduced By Red Sox; Says 3B Is Perfect Fit

    When Pablo Sandoval arrived in Boston early Tuesday, the natives made sure he quickly recognized his new home. The switch-hitting third baseman was greeted at his introductory press conference at Fenway Park by a fan wearing a mascot-type, oversized...
  • Yankees land SS Didi Gregorius in 3-team trade

    The New York Yankees acquired shortstop Didi Gregorius from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday in a three-team trade that included the Detroit Tigers. The Yankees have been seeking a replacement for the retired Derek Jeter and it appears that player...
  • Ex-Orioles lefty Andrew Miller signs four-year deal with Yankees

    As the saying goes, bad news comes in threes, and this week has been a doozy for the Orioles. Lockdown left-handed reliever Andrew Miller reached an agreement on a four-year, $36-million deal with the New York Yankees on Friday, capping a week in...