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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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  • Yankees blast 5 home runs in win against Red Sox

    NEW YORK -- Catcher Brian McCann hit two of five home runs for the New York Yankees in a 7-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday at Yankee Stadium Designated hitter Carlos Beltran, right fielder Alfonso Soriano and first baseman Kelly Johnson...
  • Celebrating UConn, Remembering The Whalers

    As you can imagine, I've been busy with my main duty, the UConn men, the last couple of months, but it's wonderful to be back home and right back in the On The Fly rotation. Happy Sunday … indeed. •The city of Hartford celebrates another...
  • Jonny Gomes makes a patriotic fashion statement at White House

    Jonny Gomes and the rest of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox visited the White House on Tuesday and ... That's OK, I'll wait. No, no, take all the time you need. I know you're too distracted by the photo of Gomes' outrageous, American flag-...
  • Opening Day is magic for fans as weather breaks and Orioles win

    Opening Day is magic for fans as weather breaks and Orioles win
    Two hours before Chris Tillman's first pitch, as the sun poured healing rays onto Eutaw Street and thousands of orange-and-black-clad fans flooded toward the turnstiles, a man in a Brooks Robinson jersey leaned against the No. 5 Hall of Fame sculpture...
  • Missing McAuliffe In Connecticut Sports Lineup

    Although I enjoyed reading The Courant's special section on sports in the Sunday paper [March 30], it is a shame to have left out Farmington native and still Connecticut resident Dick McAuliffe. Dick was a 16-year Major League veteran with the Detroit...
  • Cubs sign veteran pitcher Pineiro

    Cubs sign veteran pitcher Pineiro
    PITTSBURGH -- The Chicago Cubs added pitching insurance Tuesday by signing Joel Pineiro to a minor league contract. Pineiro , 35, has a lifetime 104-93 record and 4.41 ERA but hasn't pitched in the majors since 2011 with the Angels. Pineiro has...
  • Obama honors Red Sox at White House

    Obama honors Red Sox at White House
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Boston Red Sox were honored for their World Series championship by President Barack Obama on Tuesday at the White House. "I thought I invited the Red Sox here today, but there must be a mistake because I don't recognize all...
  • Ryan Flaherty, Jonathan Schoop fill in nicely for Orioles

    Ryan Flaherty, Jonathan Schoop fill in nicely for Orioles
    Manny Machado heard the familiar roars Monday as he jogged out to accept his 2013 Gold Glove in front of the Opening Day crowd at Camden Yards. Sadly, Machado's chance to thrill the Baltimore faithful was fleeting. He's still rehabilitating the knee...
  • Orioles show off the lessons of spring training under Opening Day spotlight

    Orioles show off the lessons of spring training under Opening Day spotlight
    Of course it’s only one game, but if the Orioles can make it a habit of winning low-scoring, one-run games, 2014 really could be a special season. The Orioles had their chances to score in their 2-1 Opening Day win over the defending champion...
  • Versatility could help 2014 Indians challenge for division title

    OAKLAND, Calif. When Indians manager Terry Francona was hired in October 2012, he and General Manager Chris Antonetti debated the best way to improve the Tribe roster. They decided versatility was the answer. Depth on the multitalented bench was evident...
  • American League storylines

    1. Who saw this one coming? The Mariners and Jay-Z helped the former Yankees All-Star second baseman and prized free agent Robinson Cano land a 10-year deal in Seattle. The acquisition will bolster a lineup that has been unable to produce runs for...