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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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  • 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...
  • Orioles experiment with extra security measures ahead of MLB mandate

    Orioles experiment with extra security measures ahead of MLB mandate
    The Orioles recently joined a growing number of teams to institute additional security procedures to prepare for Major League Baseball's requirements at the beginning of next season. While the added measures currently are in effect at some entrances...
  • Pirates defeat Phillies, 4-1

    PHILADELPHIA Francisco Liriano's slider was electric Thursday night, leading the Pirates to a 4-1 win against A.J. Burnett and the Philadelphia Phillies. Liriano struck out a season-high 12 through eight shutout innings as the Pirates plated four runs...
  • It's the Dodgers and the Giants: Enough said

    It was so long ago that Frank and Jamie McCourt skipped onto the field and danced in front of the dugout like honeymooners. It was so crazy that the staggering Dodgers clinched the National League West on the next-to-last day of the season, on a walk-...
  • On The Fly: Hyo-Joo Kim Shoots 61 In LPGA Major

    Hyo-Joo Kim shot a record 61 in the first round of the Evian Championship, the LPGA's final major this season. The 19-year-old from South Korea now owns the lowest round shot in a men's or women's major. She leads by four. ... Phoenix and Diana Taurasi...
  • Alleged Puig smuggler pleads not guilty

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: updates lede, headline Alleged Puig smuggler pleads not guilty A Miami businessman pleaded not guilty before a federal judge Thursday afternoon in Miami on migrant smuggling charges involving Los Angeles Dodgers...
  • PRESS BOX: LPGA teen sets major record with 61

    The Sports Xchange PRESS BOX: LPGA teen sets major record with 61 Hyo-Joo Kim took a four-shot lead Thursday after the first round of the LPGA's final major of the season, the Evian Championship, in spectacular, record-setting fashion. The 19-year-...
  • Pedroia has season-ending surgery

    The Sports Xchange Pedroia has season-ending surgery The season is over for Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia. Pedroia had surgery on his left wrist Thursday. The Red Sox said the surgery was a success but did not say when he would be able...
  • 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...