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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

Top Boston Red Sox Articles

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  • Lester helps A's halt skid

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH OAKLAND, Calif. -- After being swept three games by last-place Texas, the Oakland A's were in desperate need of stopping their nosedive Friday night when they faced Philadelphia at...
  • Game roundup: Kershaw wins No. 20; Dodgers clinch postseason

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 7: Adds Padres-Giants and Rangers-Angels Game roundup: Kershaw wins No. 20; Dodgers clinch postseason CHICAGO -- Fastballs missed their target and breaking balls went awry but left-hander Clayton Kershaw persevered...
  • Lester delivers in big win for A's

    The Sports Xchange By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange Lester delivers in big win for A's OAKLAND, Calif. -- If the Oakland A's can survive the American League wild-card race and land a spot in the postseason, they'll have left-hander Jon Lester...
  • Showalter giving starters some rest

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Baltimore Orioles - INSIDE PITCH BALTIMORE - Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter now has to deal with a task that most skippers would love -- how to move around his lineup while giving starters some rest...
  • Could Clayton Kershaw be special enough for MVP?

    Could Clayton Kershaw be special enough for MVP?
    With the postseason looming and big-market teams like the Yankees, Red Sox and Phillies about to go home, it's up to the Dodgers to save October. They don't have the best record and they may not have lived up to anyone's preseason expectations, but with...
  • Kelly sharp as Red Sox beat Orioles

    Kelly sharp as Red Sox beat Orioles BALTIMORE -- After the Orioles and Red Sox played for the final time this season, the teams packed their bags and headed in different directions -- both geographically and philosophically. Baltimore will spend the...
  • Red Sox 3, Orioles 2

    (Updated: FIXES Cespedes' first name, first sentence, second graph.) Red Sox 3, Orioles 2: Mookie Betts and David Ross homered while Joe Kelly pitched seven strong innings as visiting Boston prevailed. Yoenis Cespedes also drove in a run as the Red...
  • Preview: Red Sox at Orioles

    The Baltimore Orioles do just fine against the Boston Red Sox as long as their offense can outscore David Ortiz. The Orioles will attempt to hold Ortiz in check when they host the Red Sox in the rubber match of a three-game series on Sunday. Adam Jones...
  • Liverpool granted planning permission for Anfield expansion

    LONDON (Reuters) - Eighteen-times English champions Liverpool have been granted planning permission for phase one of the expansion of their Anfield stadium, Liverpool city council announced on Tuesday. Phase one of the project will see the Main Stand...
  • Jeter may owe $16,000 in taxes on farewell gifts

    Jeter may owe $16,000 in taxes on farewell gifts
    It’ll take Derek Jeter two innings of work to pay taxes that may be due on gifts the retiring New York Yankees’ captain received during his farewell tour. Jeter, who was paid $12 million this season and more than $265 million in his career,...
  • Best and worst sporting goodbyes

    (Reuters) - Athletes have built careers on dazzling fans with their talents, but despite their success, many are remembered for their last image before walking away from the game they loved. With New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter set to retire...