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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 trade Rick Porcello for Cespedes, 2 pitchers

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. The Detroit Tigers at last have executed the long-rumbled-about Rick Porcello-for-Yoenis Cespedes trade. In addition to the slugging outfielder, they also obtained minor league pitchers Alex Wilson and Gabe Speier. "We're thrilled to...
  • MLB roundup: Reds trade starters Latos, Simon

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Reds trade starters Latos, Simon The Cincinnati Reds traded two-fifths of his starting rotation on Thursday, sending right-hander Mat Latos to the Miami Marlins for right-hander Anthony DeSclafani and a minor leaguer, and...
  • 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...
  • Regional Digest: New Britain Pop Warner Football Team Advances

    New Britain Pop Warner Advances The New Britain Raiders defeated the La Costa Canyon Mavs (Calif.), 22-14, on Wednesday in the semifinals of the Pop Warner Division I Midget Division in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Raiders advance to play the Northwest...
  • Reports: Red Sox acquire LHP Miley from D-backs

    The Sports Xchange Reports: Red Sox acquire LHP Miley from D-backs After losing out on the free agent left-hander Jon Lester, the Boston Red Sox acquired a different southpaw Wednesday night. Wade Miley was dealt to Boston from the Arizona Diamondbacks...
  • Rollins exits Philly after 15 seasons

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Philadelphia Phillies - INSIDE PITCH The Philadelphia Phillies finally might be starting on a long-overdue rebuild of an aging and recently ineffective nucleus. The dismantling the roster started with the franchise'...
  • Marlins add Gordon and (possibly) Haren

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Miami Marlins - INSIDE PITCH In one of the more unusual moves of the winter, the Miami Marlins added baseball's stolen-base king as well as a player who might quickly run away from his new club. The Marlins acquired...
  • On The Fly: UConn Players Shut Out Of Postseason Football Honors

    On The Fly: UConn Players Shut Out Of Postseason Football Honors
    Say what you will about the state of UConn's football program, but here is the reality: Of the 11 programs in the American Athletic Conference only one did not land on a player on the first team, the second team or among the honorable mentions on...
  • Oakland Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp sells Redondo Beach home

    Oakland Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp sells Redondo Beach home
    As Billy Beane continues to reshape Oakland's roster with a string of deals, Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp has completed a trade of his own, selling his home in Redondo Beach for $1.075 million. Located six blocks from the Redondo Beach Pier, the...
  • Intriguing catching options for Jon Lester

    Intriguing catching options for Jon Lester
    SAN DIEGO -- Part of the learning process for Jon Lester in spring training will involve him getting acclimated to new Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero. The Cubs wouldn't have agreed to pay off of the remaining $40 million on Montero's contract if...
  • Lester goes to Cubs for six years, $155M

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update: Adds Lester quote Lester goes to Cubs for six years, $155M Coveted free agent left-hander Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs agreed to a six-year, $155 million deal late Tuesday night. The contract reportedly...