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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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  • Markakis, Ciriaco Power Braves Past Red Sox 5-2

    Markakis, Ciriaco Power Braves Past Red Sox 5-2
    ATLANTA (AP) — Nothing came easily for the Braves' offense, but manager Fredi Gonzalez liked what he saw. "We battled offensively," he said. "We had to scratch and claw for every single run." Nick Markakis singled in the go-ahead run in the...
  • Orioles notes and observations: Surging team, Ubaldo Jimenez and Chaz Roe

    Orioles notes and observations: Surging team, Ubaldo Jimenez and Chaz Roe
    The sign of a good baseball team is winning the games you should win. That’s why the Orioles’ three-game road trip to Miami in May was so disappointing. The Marlins couldn’t buy a victory, had fired their manager and were ripe for...
  • First the Patriots, now the Cardinals feeling fans' wrath

    Mocking t-shirts are available online. Deprecating jokes are making the rounds. Social media is saturated with derogatory lines about the latest embarrassing predicament involving a model sports franchise. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots? Nope....
  • Uribe's error gateway to Braves' 5-2 loss to Red Sox

    ATLANTA The simplest of plays turned into a crucial error when usually sure-handed third baseman Juan Uribe dropped a foul pop-up in the sixth inning Thursday, a mistake so costly that even a subsequent two-run error by the opposing pitcher couldn't...
  • Royals beat Brewers as Yost becomes winningest manager in club history

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Ned Yost slung his left elbow along a dugout railing and propped his chin in his hand, like a baseball sculpture by Rodin, as tension simmered inside Kauffman Stadium. It was 9:33 p.m., and a game with the lowly Brewers hung in doubt. All...
  • NBA Finals: Win or lose, will Oakland be ready if fans riot?

    It happens far too often. A city's team plays for a sports championship and win or lose, fans riot shortly after the final game ends. Look no further than San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Detroit or Vancouver for examples. But few of those cities...
  • Editorials from around New England

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers: The Salem News (Mass.), June 11, 2015 Free trade agreements are generally beneficial to the American economy, and we have supported such agreements in the...
  • Sandoval benched by Boston after using Instagram during game

    Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was benched by manager John Farrell for Thursday night's game against Atlanta after using his Instagram account during a loss to the Braves. Boston is last in the AL East at 28-39 and has lost eight of its last...
  • AL East a beast no more: 88 victories enough for crown at current pace

    AL East a beast no more: 88 victories enough for crown at current pace
    A decade ago, it was nicknamed the “American League Beast,” the biggest, baddest division in all of baseball. It featured the sport's two free-spending behemoths and three other talented but inferior teams that seemingly prayed for the gift of...
  • Where could PawSox land if Providence falls through?

    Soon after purchasing the Pawtucket Red Sox, the new owners — including Boston Red Sox President Larry Lucchino — announced they were moving the team out of Pawtucket and had plans to build a new ballpark in downtown Providence. But the...
  • Orioles miss Miller and Cruz

    Orioles miss Miller and Cruz
    I am a long-time fan of the Baltimore Orioles, and I feel the need to comment on the makeup of our current team. I realize that injuries have hurt them and they still don't have promising second baseman Johathon Schoop. It's the last off-season that has...